Apple introduced iPhone SE (2020), here is the price, features and photos of the new budget smartphone…
iPhone SE (2020) features
Apple officially announced the budget smartphone model iPhone SE. The second generation of the device has the same looks with the iPhone 8, meaning it has a 4.7-inch screen, large bezels at the top and bottom, and a main button with Touch ID fingerprint reader. We can say that this design, which has been consistent since the iPhone 6, actually made the iPhone SE the fifth generation of the same look.
In terms of the specs of the new iPhone SE, it is actually an iPhone 8 with a better camera and processor, and it goes on sale at a more affordable price. Despite having a relatively old design, the new iPhone SE carries Apple’s A13 Bionic processor. We’ve also seen this processor on the latest iPhone models, iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. Rumors that the second-generation iPhone SE will have a larger model is gone now. So we have the iPhone SE (2020) as an affordable iPhone, let’s dive into some details.
We should note that the processor of the new iPhone SE allows it to have some nifty new camera features. There is a single 12 MP lens and a flash in the back. Apple says it uses A13 Bionic chip to enhance Smart HDR photography, which combines multiple shots into a single photo to improve lighting and details.
Apple also has a portrait mode using “monocular depth detection” technique. With this, the phone incorporates machine learning to detect depth and faces, but it only works on humans, so if you want to take great portraits of your dog or cat, you need to buy a more expensive iPhone.
The camera has optical image stabilization, and Apple has announced that it can stabilize the video footage in a “cinematic” way and the camera can record 4K video at 60 fps. The selfie camera at the front can reach 7 MP and has portrait mode effects, but since there is no FaceID, there is no depth sensor, and that’s why the results you’ll get cannot be compared to the rear camera.
Most iPhone SE parts are the same with iPhone 8’s. We can expect to have a similar battery life with the iPhone 8, but if you ask us why we do that, we would say, because Apple did not talk about it. Apple used the 4.7-inch IPS LCD Retina display with True Tone support. This looks the same as on the iPhone 8. And it is not a problem in terms of quality. Apple says this is the most popular screen size for iPhones. The company says, to date, they sold 500 million iPhones with this screen size.
The device supports 18W fast charging, but we know that there is only 5W standard charger in the box. It has a Lightning connector, and also supports Qi wireless charging. There is no separate headphone jack, but as usual, there are Lightning-connected headphones in the box.
The new iPhone SE supports Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit LTE and dual SIM. It also features Apple’s haptic touch feature that replaces 3D Touch, so you’ll have an experience with vibrating feedback.
iPhone SE can be a good option for the ones that don’t care about the screen size, or don’t give a flip about FaceID or can do without it. But don’t be jealous of other people’s photos, because even though it is par average, it won’t catch up with the Android flagships with more lenses. Also, if you don’t wanna give up iPhone for an Android and you have an old, dying iPhone, this can be a pretty good budget option for you. It is fast, it has a nice screen, but no, it won’t beat flagships…
iPhone S (2020) release date
For the new iPhone SE, preorders start this Friday, April 17th, and it will go on sale in the U.S. on April 24.
iPhone S (2020) price
- 64GB for $399
- 128GB for $449
- 256GB for $549
iPhone SE (2020) will be available in white, black and red. In addition, you’ll get a 1 year free Apple TV Plus.