Apple’s iPhone SE has been made official. Apple revealed its brand new, cheaper iPhone yesterday during its official ‘Let Us Loop You In’ event in San Francisco. Like other iPhones, it comes with different storage options, one with 16GB and another with 64GB.
With a smaller 4-inch display and 1136 x 640 pixels resolution, the iPhone SE comes with very similar features to the latest iPhone 6S like the same Apple A9 SoC with PowerVR GT7600 GPU and a rear-facing 12- megapixel iSight Camera with True Tone Flash. The camera can record 30fps 4K video and 1080p slow motion video at 120fps.
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It also includes a Touch ID fingerprint sensor with Apple Pay support, improved Wi-Fi and LTE, new microphones and Bluetooth 4.2, but it doesn’t support Apple 3D Touch. The Apple has not yet revealed any information about the iPhone SE RAM amount and battery capacity, but it recently appeared on AnTuTu with 2 GB of RAM.
In terms of its looks and design, the ‘iPhone SE’ is an upgraded version of the iPhones 5S. As a ‘Special Edition’ low cost iPhone it will replace the 5S. It also has the same 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimension as the 5S and weighs it at just 113 grams. As you can see in the image, the iPhone SE will be available in four color options – Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold colors.
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The company announced that iPhone SE will cost $399 for 16GB variant and $499 for the 64GB model. Orders start on March 24 in the US and will start shipping on 31st March. Apple also confirmed that it will launch the iPhone SE in India in April at starting price of Rs. 39,000.
Apple iPhone SE specifications
|Display||4.0-inch IPS LCD with 1136 x 640p resolution|
|Processor||Apple A9 2 x Apple Twister|
|GPU||PowerVR GT7600 GPU|
|Camera||12MP iSight Rear Facing camera with True Tone Flash, 1.22µm pixels, and 1.2MP Front Facing camera with f/2.4|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, 3.5mm headset, Apple Lightning connector|
|Dimensions||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm|
|Price||$399 for 16GB and $499 for 64GB|