The new Apple iPhone SE was launched today at Town Hall, Cupertino. It is a mid-ranged smartphone inspired from the Apple iPhone 5S design. The ‘SE’ stands for ‘Special Edition‘ as it brings out the best of iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. It lacks the 3D-Touch technology featured in iPhone 6S but offers new technology to help users sleep better called “Night Shift.” Apple decided to go back to the 4-inch screen concept as they believe a lot of users like small phones and for some people it will be their first iPhone.
Apple iPhone SE Design
The new iPhone SE is a special edition version of the most successful iPhone 5S and it follows its design and concept. It has a 4-inch screen which has been design while keeping in mind that many customer were disappointed with the huge screen size of the iPhone 6 and 6S.
Apple iPhone SE Processor
The phone sports a 64-bit Apple A9 chip coupled with M9 motion co-processor. It will run the latest version of iOS which will be iOS9.3. For GPU, it has the PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics).
Apple iPhone SE Camera
The rear camera is a 12-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone LED flash. It uses focus pixels technology with a new image signal processor. 4K videos, 63MP Panormas, slo-mo videos upto 240fps, 1080p videos up to 60fps and live photos features are also available with the camera.The front camera is a 5-megapixel sensor with retina flash feature introduced in the previous iPhone.
Apple iPhone SE Battery
The non-removable battery of the iPhone SE has been upgraded and can run longer than the iPhone 5S. It offers 1642mAh battery capacity with upto 50h of music play.
Apple iPhone SE Connectivity
It support LTE upto 150mbps which makes it 50% faster than iPhone 5S. More LTE bands will be supported and voice over LTE technology is also available. 802.11ac Wi-Fi upto 433mbps, Wi-FI calling and bluetooth 4.2 are also available.
Apple iPhone SE Price
The price for 16GB variant is $399(Rs.27000) and the price for 64GB variant is $499(Rs.33175).
The new iPhone SE is targeted to attract customer who are looking for an affordable Apple smartphone and don’t want to wait for a year to buy it when the prices go down. The phone offers all the features of a full fledged iPhone except the 3D touch technology. It will be available in Rosegold,Black, Space Grey, Gold color variants.
Apple Pay is also included and the feature will be made available in more countries in the future.
The pre-orders will be available in the US from March 24th and the device will be available from March 31. Apple does not want to hold the device for long.