Apple finally unveiled its new budget-friendly phone offering in the smartphone industry: the iPhone SE (2020). It’s basically a follow-up to the original iPhone SE, which was launched in 2016 alongside the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
The devices in the iPhone 11 line from last year all feature the “new” look of iPhone, with a notched display, no fingerprint sensor, multiple camera lenses, etc. However, the iPhone SE looks a lot more like the “old” iPhone design, last seen on the iPhone 8 from 2017.
On the back of the iPhone SE, there is a single rear camera and the familiar Apple logo. On the front, you’ll find a display housed between two large top and bottom bezels, and the home button that doubles as a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Overall, it looks just like the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6, and on and on, which isn’t too exciting for me.
However, there are some good notable upgrades in the iPhone SE. First, it’s based on the A13 Bionic processor, which is the same chipset used in the iPhone 11 series. In other words, this “budget” iPhone has Apple’s most powerful proprietary smartphone processor, which is analogous to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.
Elsewhere, the iPhone SE has a minimum of 64GB of storage, Wi-Fi 6, a dual SIM card, wireless charging, IP67 certification, and more. Check out the specs below:
|Display||4.7-inch Retina HD|
1,334 x 750
Touch ID via home button
12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture
|Colors||Black, White, Product Red|
|Dimensions and weight||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm|
The iPhone SE will also sport iOS 13 and receive all the latest iOS updates just as the iPhone 11 series.
Now for the most important bit: price. The 2020 version of the iPhone SE starts at $399, which is the same price as the Google Pixel 3a.
The iPhone SE will hit store shelves on April 24 with pre-orders opening on April 17. It will come in black, white, and Product Red. It will also come with a free year of Apple TV Plus.