Apple have officially announced the iPhone SE, which is the newest entry into the iPhone lineup. Alongside the introduction of the iPhone SE, the iPhone 8 has officially been discontinued.
The iPhone SE will start at $399 and is available to pre-order on April 17th, with it shipping on April 24th.
iPhone SE looks practically identical to the iPhone 8, using the same form factor and chassis of the iPhone 8-series. The iPhone SE utilises Apple’s Touch ID technology, which hasn’t been seen on a new iPhone since the iPhone 8 in 2017. The iPhone SE has a bezel surrounding the 4.7” LCD display, with a solid-state home button with a Touch ID sensor embedded into the lower chin. The front facing camera is at the top of the bezel. The display is using the same LCD display as previously found in the iPhone 8, however, 3D Touch has been removed in favour of the software-enabled Haptic Touch. Just like all iPhones since the introduction of the iPhone 7 in 2016, there is no headphone jack in this iPhone.
On the rear of the iPhone SE, there is a single-lens camera. Apple is saying this is the “best single-camera system ever in an iPhone with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera”. Portrait Mode is also available on both the single-lens rear camera and the front single-lens camera.
The iPhone SE’s storage and colours are also configurable. The iPhone SE comes with a base storage of 64GB, and it can be configured to 128GB or 256GB. It also comes in three colours – PRODUCT(RED), Silver, and Space Grey.
Internally, the iPhone SE utilises the A13 Bionic chip, which is currently featured in the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, which Apple says is the most powerful chip in any smartphone. In terms of the memory (RAM), there is 3GB of RAM onboard this iPhone, which is 1GB less than the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.
Alongside the announcement of the iPhone SE, Apple also announced several new cases for the new phone.
- Red Leather
- Black Leather
- Midnight Blue Leather
- White Silicone
- Black Silicone
- PRODUCT(RED) Silicone