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iPhone SE goes on sale in Malaysia today. Here’s where to get one


Apple’s most powerful 4-inch smartphone, the iPhone SE has finally landed in Malaysia. It packs the same top rated A9 processor and 12MP camera as the iPhone 6s in an iPhone 5/5s form factor.

If you’re interested to get one, read on to find out more.

iPhone SE price and specifications

The iPhone SE is priced at RM1,949 for the 16GB model and RM2,449 for the 64GB version. This is currently the most affordable brand new iPhone you can get and it is RM750 cheaper than the equivalent iPhone 6.

Of course, the iPhone 6 is a larger device, with a 4.7″ screen but the iPhone SE has a faster processor (iPhone SE: A9 + 2GB RAM, iPhone 6: A8 + 1GB RAM) and a better rear camera (iPhone SE: 12MP, iPhone 6: 8MP). Like the iPhone 6s, the iPhone SE is also capable of shooting 4K videos and Live Photos.

The rest of the iPhone SE is pretty much an iPhone 5s. The dimensions and even the display is the same, which is a 4″ IPS 1136×640 panel pushing 326 ppi (pixels per inch). It gets a TouchID fingerprint scanner on the home button and it also uses the same lightning connector as before. The front gets a standard 1.2MP f/2.4 camera that’s also assisted with Retina Flash for low light situations. Want to stand out from the other iPhone 5/5s owners? You can go for the Rose Gold color option which looks like pink in real life.

iPhone SE direct from Apple Malaysia

If you want to pick up the iPhone SE without a contract and without the hassle of hunting for stocks, you can place your orders from Apple’s Malaysian online store. Delivery will take between 1-3 weeks, depending on model and colour option.

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Authorised Resellers

Can’t wait? Our local resellers are also offering the iPhone SE starting today. This includes Machines and SenQ. Switch is also offering it as well at selected outlets which include Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall, Perda City Mall, Sunway Carnival Mall, AEON Alma, Gurney Paragon Mall, Straits Quay, Quill City Mall, Mines Shopping Fair, Leisure Mall, Bukit Raja, Alor Setar Mall, Amanjaya Mall, Village Mall, Aman Central Mall, Taiping Central Mall.

Selected Mac City stores will be carrying the iPhone SE as well, with outlets in 1 Utama, Aeon Cheras Selatan, Subang Parade, Setapak Central, Klang Parade and Ipoh Parade to stock the device first.

iPhone SE on telco contract

Celcom is offering the iPhone SE on its current FIRST Plans with 6-month, 12-month and 24-month durations. For a limited time only (until 31 May), the iPhone SE can be yours from as low as RM578 on its FIRST Platinum plan with a 24-month contract.

> Celcom’s iPhone SE page

For Digi, they are offering the iPhone SE on 24-month contracts and you can get it for free on Postpaid 238 plan. Alternatively, you can also purchase it with 0% interest installments via credit card from as little as RM70/month.

> Digi’s iPhone SE page


Plan to buy an iPhone and change it every year? Maxis is the only telco here that lets you swap phones hassle free with its Zerolution program. You can get the iPhone SE with no upfront payments from RM45/month or from RM88/month which includes device protection plus the annual upgrade option.

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The standard contract plans are also available and you can choose between iValue and MaxisONE Plans. If given a choice, MaxisONE plan is the better option as it offers unlimited calls/SMS and more data, compared to the iValue plans.

> Maxis’ iPhone SE page

U Mobile

U Mobile probably has the most extensive options available to own the iPhone SE. Not only it is available on both postpaid and prepaid, you can also own the device with various flexi credit options for a full or partial loan. If you have a credit card, you can pay for your device and monthly subscription with zero interest installments. On a standard contract, the iPhone SE 16GB is offered from RM705 (i130 Plan) or you can get it on U MicroCredit from as low as RM58/month.

> U Mobile’s iPhone SE page

iPhone SE Unboxing and Hands-on

Alexander Wong