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iPhone SE 2020 prices much higher in PH vs other Asian markets

Compared to other markets in Asia, Filipinos may have to cough more if they opt to buy the new iPhone SE 2020, a study showed. 
iPhone SE 2020 prices much higher in PH vs other Asian markets
iPhone SE  2020

Filipinos to pay more for an iPhone SE

According to Mobile World Live, the Philippines is the most expensive market for the said Apple device. Based on its analysis of prices on 11 markets in the region, Filipinos will pay 25 percent more, or an additional USD 105 for the 64 GB variant versus Japan's USD 416. 

The 128 GB and 256 GB models in the Philippines have even higher price gaps compared to other countries.

In the Philippines, the 64 GB model is priced at USD 521; USD 600, and USD 718 or the 128 GB and 256 GB, respectively. 

Japan's prices for iPhone SE are the cheapest in Asia, noted Mobile World Live. 
Asian iPhone SE 2020 pricing
Asian iPhone SE 2020 pricing

After the Philippines, Taiwan offers the second most expensive iPhone SE prices. They are followed by New Zealand, Australia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong. 

It was in mid-April when the US-based tech giant launched the iPhone SE 2020. 

It features an iPhone 8-style body with IP67 water resistance up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes and a 4.7-inch Retina HD display that supports HDR10. It also has the Touch ID fingerprint reader with sapphire crystal for enhanced durability.

Under the hood, the device is powered by the 7nm Apple A13 Bionic chip with an Apple customized quad-core GPU and Neural Engine.

It comes with 3GB RAM (larger than the 2GB of iPhone 8) and 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage. Apple said that it also has an improved battery life even if it has the same 1,821mAh battery, fast-charging support with 50 percent charge in 30 mins, and Qi wireless support.

For its optics, it boasts a 12MP f/1.8 at the back that takes advantage of the A13 Bionic Neural Engine and image signal processor. It has Smart HDR, machine-learning depth estimation, and up to 4K 60fps or 30fps with extended dynamic range videos.

In the front, you'll get a 7MP snapper. The phone also has WiFi 6, Gigabit-class LTE, and dual SIM with eSIM capability.

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