You probably have heard the most innovative tech giant Cupertino company Apple have added a new smartphone in their iPhone lineup named iPhone SE 2. It’s the successor of iPhone SE (March 2016) the upgraded version of iPhone 5S with all the iPhone 6S (September 2015) specifications. You guys are pretty much excited to know what iPhone SE 2 Cost in Pakistan and worldwide.
iPhone 5S recorded 52 million-unit sales and Apple implemented the same design on iPhone SE (1st Gen) in 2015 for iPhone 5S lovers. The new second-generation iPhone SE 2 costs 399$, roughly 64 thousand Pakistani rupees (Excluding PTA tax), and in India, it costs 42,500 INR.
Apple has minor refreshes in 2020 in its products. We had a MacBook Air which is basically a new keyboard and internal specs bump same design. We got the new iPad Pro which is basically the same iPad pro past year with lidar camera, an ultra-Wide camera, and a new GPU core. Yes, it’s the best tablet with a superb performance out there.
iPhone SE 2 specifications
Well, the body of the iPhone SE 2 is pretty much similar to the iPhone 8. You can easily use your iPhone 8 case on it. Let’s take a look at the detailed specifications and you yourself decide what actually it is.
It has Touch ID, a fingerprint scanner on the chin, surprisingly no notch up front, and thick bezels all the way around. A 4.7-inch retina HD LCD display, IP67 certification, wireless charging support, three colour variants that are black, white, and Red, and an aluminium body.
It’s pretty much 99% similar to the iPhone 8 in visuals. The unique quality that differentiates it from the iPhone 8 is that they moved the Apple logo on the back down to the middle of the phone, that you can notice on every new iPhone. But, it’s way superior to iPhone 8 when it comes to internals.
It has latest A13 Bionic chip same you’re getting in 235 thousand iPhone 11 pro Max, 3GB ram, and 64GB internal storage on the base model.
What Makes iPhone SE 2 Special
Apple is making iPhones from recycling stuff, like A13 chip from one iPhone and the camera from the other. It’s a great idea to recycle things but in 2020 when there is a huge competition of design language in the smartphone industry, iPhone SE 2 design is outdated. Tech lovers were expecting new bezel-less high refresh rate handy display, 5G connectivity support, and long-lasting battery like iPhone 11 Pro. But designers at California didn’t meet the people expectations. The only thing that making iPhone SE 2 big is its price tag. It’s cheaper than the new One Plus 8 pro.
Price of iPhone SE 2 in Pakistan
As you all know PTA has implemented a tax on smartphone export industry. The prices of iPhones are already much higher than people expectations, after adding Tax it almost doubles the cost. iPhone SE 2 net worth 399 USD in the USA that is equal to 64 thousand rupees. But it may cost around 74,999 PKR inclusive of all Tax imposed by PTA.
Apple iPhone SE 2 PTA registration Cost
Pakistanis living in foreign countries brought 19,834,465 smartphones in 2019. And this number goes on and on every year. PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) had developed a DIBRS system to register imported smartphones. You can check the IMEI number of your iPhone on DIBRS for registration validation with this process.
The Tax amount for local and Passport registrant may cost as follows:
The TAX on Passport: PK 17660
On CNIC: PKR 22715/-
You can also get the rough idea of the tax payable amount from the following table as per your mobile phone price.
- Regulatory Duty(Based on phone prices in USD)
- $1 to $30 = PKR 180
- $30 to $100 = PKR 1800
- $100 to $200 = PKR 2700
- $200 to $350 = PKR 3600
- $350 to $500 = PKR 10500
- $500+ = PKR 18500
- Sales Tax (Based on phone prices in USD)
- $1 to $30 = PKR 150
- $30 to $100 = PKR 1470
- $100 to $200 = PKR 1870
- $200 to $350 = PKR 1930
- $350 to $500 = PKR 6000
- $500+ = PKR 10300
- WHT – Withholding Tax
- $1 to $30 = PKR 70
- $30 to $100 = PKR xx
- $100 to $200 = PKR 930
- $200 to $350 = PKR 970
- $350 to $500 = PKR 3000
- $500+ = PKR 5200
- IT Duty= 9%
- Mobile Levy(based on phone prices in PKR)
Smart phone value is PKR 10,000 to 40,000 = mobile levy will be PKR 1000
PKR 40,000 to 80,000 = PKR 3000
Over PKR 80,000 = PKR 5000
- Provincial Tax= 0.9%
Add the above values and you will get the exact tax value that you’ll have to pay.
We hope you have got a sufficient idea about what you have to spend to get an iPhone SE 2. Your comments are much appreciated.