Apple has released a new version of its smaller and more affordable Apple iPhone, and it is called the Apple iPhone SE.
The new phone looks like an iPhone 8, including the mostly-abandoned home button at the bottom. But its internals is more in line with the latest iPhone 11, and it features Apple’s latest processor and an upgraded camera.
This will be priced $399 onwards and will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options. Apple is offering the second-generation iPhone SE in black, white and Product(RED) color options.
It is also now the smallest of Apple’s iPhones, with a 4.7-inch display. But it is larger than the older iPhone SE it replaces, which had only a 4-inch display.
This also has the glass and aluminum finish as the iPhone 11, but yet retains the sapphire crystal home button with the integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
“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,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
The iPhone SE second-generation battery also gets the fast charging capabilities, which a fully discharged battery charging as much as 50% in 30 minutes.
The iPhone SE gets a single camera at the back for the photography requirements, but Apple says this 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera is completely new. It uses the image signal processor and Neural Engine of A13 Bionic for computational photography which includes Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting effects, and Depth Control features.
Apple confirms that the iPhone SE buyers will get a one-year subscription to the Apple TV+ streaming platform bundled.