Apple’s entry-level iPhone has been one of the worst hidden secrets in tech, with reports of an iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 circulating for months on end. It turns out, both names failed. Apple revealed on Wednesday a new iPhone SE with a 4.7 “display as a follow-up to the original iPhone SE launched four years ago.
The new iPhone SE is essentially an iPhone 8 with the new A13 Bionic Chip. The new phone will start at $399 — $50 cheaper than the discontinued iPhone 8 that was the least expensive iPhone you could buy new.
The new Apple iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and remains one of today’s different, small smartphones — when smartphones get more prominent, and those who prefer smaller phones have very few choices left. This display also benefits from features like True Tone, which adjusts the screen according to the ambient lighting, as well as compatibility with Dolby Vision and HDR10. It runs the Bionic Apple A13 chip, which is also the new processor to drive the Apple iPhone 11 line-up. The A13 Bionic also has a dedicated 8-core Neural Engine that can handle 5 trillion operations per second, two CPU Machine Learning Accelerators and a new Machine Learning Controller.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, says,
“The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price; the new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way — including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos — while still being very affordable,”
The updated SE will come in three color options (black, white, and red) and three storage options (64GB for $399, 128GB for $449, and $549, 256GB). In India, the SE is expected to launch, starting at a price tag of Rs. 42,500.
You can preorder the iPhone SE starting Friday, April 17.
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