UPDATE: The iPhone SE is coming to Malaysia on 13 May.
The iPhone SE isn’t available in Malaysia yet and it should be hitting most countries by end of this month. If you’re looking for the cheapest iPhone that’s usable in a single hand, you might want to consider this special iPhone 5s offer from Apple retailer, Machines.
The iPhone 5s that was released about 3 years ago was previously priced from RM2,199 for the base 16GB model. With the imminent iPhone SE launch, Machines is offering the iPhone 5s 16GB at RM1,299 without a contract and it comes with a standard 1-year warranty. It is also available via installment from as low as RM113/month using HSBC, Citibank, Maybank and CIMB credit cards.
Stocks are limited and the iPhone 5s promotion is valid at the following outlets:
Machines Mid Valley
Empire Shopping Gallery
The Main Place
Setia City Mall
IOI City Mall
AEON Bukit Tinggi
JB Tebrau City
UPDATE: Switch is also offering the iPhone 5s at RM1,299. More details here.
To recap, the iPhone 5s is similar to the latest iPhone SE in size with a 4″ Retina Display (1136×640) and it is Apple’s first iPhone with a TouchID fingerprint scanner at the front. It is powered by Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip mated to 1GB of RAM and it features an 8MP camera with dual-tone LED flash at the back while the front gets a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera.
The iPhone SE, on the other hand gets their latest A9 chip, similar to its current iPhone 6s and it features a better 12MP main camera that shoots 4K videos. So instead of paying RM1,949 (iPhone SE 16GB), the iPhone 5s could be a cheaper alternative with a RM650 savings.
Thanks Joshua Wong for the tip!