Good news to all the Apple admirers out there! Long-awaited new iPhone SE has just been unveiled by Apple and that too with the rumored date. Due to the current global situation, there was no flashy event – just a press release.
Despite its dynamical name that might have had you expected for more, the new iPhone SE is more of a modified resurgence of the iPhone 8 than of the original SE. In a more literal sense, it is an iPhone 8 with the latest chipset and a better camera. The only catch is that there are new colors, but that’s about it.
iPhone SE Specs Overview:
Similar to iPhone 8, the new iPhone SE comes with 4.7-inches “Retina HD” screen with True Tone and supports the Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. It is surrounded by large bezels, and underneath there’s a sapphire crystal-covered capacitive Touch ID fingerprint sensor resembling the iPhone 8. Also, like its bigger brothers (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max), it’s powered by the same Apple A13 Bionic SoC and 3GB of RAM.
Also, there is a modernization on the camera due to the chipset too. The single 12 MP f/1.8 shooter on the back, features improved Smart HDR photography merited by the raw power inside that chip. For portrait shots, Apple has gone with something called “monocular depth-sensing”, which employs machine learning to detect depth and faces, now this is quite interesting. Also, it compares to the first three Google Pixel generations, in terms of quality of portrait mode shots from one lens is a very interesting part we are eager to witness.
Moreover, the camera has “cinematic” video stabilization and with that, you can record up to 4K at 60fps, that too with stereo audio. In terms of front- snapper, the selfie cam is still a 7 MP unit, and this has some portrait mode effects too.
Furthermore, this is more of an iPhone 8 as it even ships with the same measly 5W charger in the box. However, the new iPhone SE does support 18W charging, you just need to buy another adapter (or use a beefier one you may have around the house). If you have such an 18W adapter, expect the battery to charge from 0 to 50% in about 30 minutes, now that’s a piece of good news.
The iPhone SE (2020) is just the name given to it for sanity’s sake, but despite the name, it is just an updated version of the iPhone 8. Now, it’s other features include – fast wireless charging, Wi-Fi 6, LTE-A, and dual SIMs, although the second one is eSIM.
The 3D Touch tech is also now replaced with Haptic Touch. It has IP67 water and dust resistance rating, meaning it can be submerged in up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes, Cool!.
The new iPhone SE has full-fledged a lot in size compared to the original SE model, but then again phones have been doing that left and right for the past few years, so it’s no big deal. It may just qualify as a ‘compact’ device in this day and age, depending on what your exact definition of that may be.
iPhone SE Pricing & Availability:
The 2020 iPhone SE offers a colour variant of black, white, and red also they go up for pre-order this Friday, on April 17, and will start shipping on April 24. Prince-range goes this way, In the US, you can get one for $399 with 64GB of storage. So, price-wise at least, it does reflect its chosen name. And the 128GB version goes up for $449, while the 256GB model is for $549.
With a qualifying trade-in, you can pay just $229 for a brand-new iPhone SE (2020), and Apple offers installments too, starting at $9.54 per month. Moreover, around the world, the iPhone SE starts at €479 and £419, respectively.