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Apple launches its most-affordable iPhone in four years: All you need to know
After almost four years, Apple iPhone SE is back. The follow-up to the original iPhone SE, launched in 2016, comes with a 4.7-inch screen. The all-new iPhone SE will go on pre-order starting April 17 in the US, sales will start from April 24. Apple has not confirmed the Indian availability of iPhone SE. Here’s all that you need to know about 2020 edition of iPhone SE, pricing, design, features it brings back and more …
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Cheapest new iPhone in India
Priced at Rs 42,500 onwards, iPhone SE is the cheapest new iPhone. The cheapest 2019 iPhone, iPhone 11, is priced at Rs 68,300 onwards. While the cheapest 2018 iPhone, iPhone XR, is priced around Rs 50,000.
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Brings Home Button back
iPhone SE brings Home Button back to iPhones. Apple bid goodbye to Home Button with iPhone X series launched in 2017. It’s back in the new iPhone SE with TouchID. This also means that the new iPhone is not all screen.
With Home Button back, it means there’s no FaceID. For security, you have TouchID with the haptic Home Button.
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Home button is designed with Sapphire crystal
Apple claims that the Home Button is designed with Sapphire crystal to be durable and protect the sensor. There’s a steel ring to detect user’s fingerprint for Touch ID.
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Design same as iPhone 8, is the fifth-generation phone with the same looks
iPhone SE looks similar to iPhone 8, which incidentally is the same design that Apple introduced with iPhone 6. This makes iPhone SE essentially the fifth-generation iPhone with similar looks. The other four being iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.
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Comes in three colour options — Black, White and Product Red
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Runs on fastest iPhone processor
iPhone SE runs on A-13 Bionic processor, which is same that powers Apple’s current-generation (2019) iPhones — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This means that the new iPhone SE will be as fast as any iPhone in the iPhone 11 family.
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iPhone SE comes in three storage variants — 64GB, 128GB and 256GB
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US pricing same as that of iPhone SE launched in 2018
Incidentally the US price (starting price) of the new iPhone SE is same as that of the original iPhone SE launched four years back.
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Offers “best-ever single-camera system” in an iPhone, claims Apple
Apple claims that iPhone SE offers “best-ever single-camera system” in an iPhone. At the back, there’s a single 12MP sensor with 4K video recording at up to 60 fps. The front-facing camera packs 7MP sensor and supports 1080p video recording at 30 fps.
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Smallest screen iPhone (in fact smartphone) you can buy right now
At 4.7-inch screen, iPhone SE is the smallest-screen iPhone you can buy right now. In fact, no Android phone available in market too comes with less than 5 inch screen.
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Comes with an IPS LCD display
The display of iPhone SE is IPS LCD with 1334×750 pixels and supports True Tone tech. The display also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback.
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Offers 5W charger in the box, can support up to 18W fast charging
Inside iPhone SE box, Apple is giving a 5-watt charger. However, the iPhone supports up to 18-watt fast charger.
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iPhone SE comes with IP67 rating for water-and dust-resistance, same as iPhone XR