The iPhone 5s has apparently been heavily discounted by some of Thailand’s leading mobile operators ahead of the upcoming release of the iPhone SE.
Despite the iPhone 5s no longer being available via the Apple Store, the likes of Dtac, True Move and AIS have reduced prices in order to try and shift last remaining stock before Apple’s newest 4 inch handset hits the stores.
Thaimobilecenter.com reports that True Move H has reduced the 16GB version of the iPhone 5s to 5,900 Baht, and if you’re an existing True Move customer, you may also receive an extra 1,000 Baht discount on top of that. The offer is reported to only be available in store and stock remains limited with only space grey still available.
Other network providers in Thailand are also said to be offering big discounts on the iPhone 5s.
AIS has a range of different packages and options available with prices for the 16GB version starting at 8,900 Baht.
Meanwhile Dtac also offers promotions with prices starting from 6,900 Baht, which is also only available in store.
The iPhone 5s originally retailed from around 23,900 Baht for the 16GB version when it was first released three years ago.
The 5s features a 4 inch retina display, with an 8MP rear facing iSight camera and 1.2 MP front facing camera. It is powered by Apple’s A7 and M7 co processors with 1GB RAM and was originally available with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage space. It also includes 1560mAh battery and was the first iPhone to include a fingerprint sensor which is integrated into the Home button.
Looking at the specs of the 5s, admittedly it is perhaps starting to look a little dated. However, if you’re in the market for a new phone and aren’t a high volume user, then the iPhone 5s may still be perfectly suitable.
If you’re waiting for the iPhone SE, Apple is still yet to confirm its release date and price in Thailand.
To give you an idea of what you can expect to pay when it is released in Thailand, the iPhone SE 16GB will cost £359 when it goes on sale in the UK on March 31st, which is approximately 17,800 Baht.
However, the new iPhone went on sale in India on Thursday where it costs 39,000 INR (approx 20,500 THB) for the 16GB version and 49,000 INR (approx 25,800) for the 64GB version.