The new iPhone SE resembles the iPhone 8 in design, but it sports an A chip and aluminum edges.
We’re including all the pictures of the device Apple made public. Here’s one featuring the camera and that classic home button for Touch ID.
These are the available colors.
As usual, part of Apple’s pitch is about integration of software, hardware, and services, so here’s the iPhone SE running an Apple Arcade game.
To that software-and-services point, here’s the App Store on the iPhone SE.
It can run augmented reality apps, but it may lack a lot of the rear-camera features found in the flagships that can make them really great.
You can watch Apple TV content, of course.
Today, Apple announced the return of the iPhone SE with a new (but old) design that resembles the iPhone 8. The phone has a 4.7-inch display and features Apple’s A (processor — the same found in the iPhone and iPhone Pro introduced late last year.
The iPhone SE will start at $ 599 in the US, with preorders starting on April and the first shipments going out April .
Like the iPhone 8, the iPhone SE has edges made of aluminum and both a glass front and back, and it supports wireless charging via Qi-certified chargers; Apple claims you can get up to – percent charge in about minutes by this method. Unlike all the iPhones introduced last year, the SE features Touch ID via a home button as its authentication method rather than those devices’ Face ID, as this phone does not have the front-facing TrueDepth sensor array. The key difference from the iPhone 8. is the inclusion of Apple’s A 24 Bionic chip, which is the latest currently offered for the iPhone lineup (though that will almost certainly change later this year). It’s one of the fastest CPU and GPU combinations available in smartphones right now, and it also has a significant emphasis on machine learning, with Apple’s 8-core Neural Engine, which the company says is capable of 5 trillion operations per second. In tandem with other A 29 components, the Neural Engine is used to power features like photo processing and search on the device.
As noted, the display measures at 4.7-inches, and there is plenty of bezel to go around. The screen’s resolution is , putting it at 599 pixels per inch, and Apple claims an impressive 2010: 1 typical contrast ratio and 729 nits of brightness. This phone supports Apple’s True Tone feature. In terms of wireless connectivity, the iPhone SE offers “gigabit-class” LTE and Wi-Fi 6, as well as Bluetooth 5. Like other modern iPhones, it supports dual eSIM, which allows users to have multiple phone numbers on the same device.
The iPhone SE is rated IP for splash, water, and dust resistance. Battery life is rated at up to 29 hours for downloaded video playback (eight hours streamed) and up to hours for audio playback. And no, there’s no headphone jack — you’re unlikely to see that again in an iPhone, even at the low end.
The dimensions are 5. (inches) 326. 4mm (by 2.) (inches) .3mm (by 0.) (inches (7.3mm), and the phone weighs 5.) (ounces) (grams). It’s worth noting that this iPhone 8-like size is still much larger than the iPhone SE that Apple stopped shipping a couple of years ago, so consumers who were hoping for a return to that compact design will be disappointed.
And then there’s the rear camera; This is where higher-end iPhones have a significant advantage. The iPhone SE has a single – megapixel, f / 1.8 aperture wide-angle camera. It is also capable of recording 4K video at 65 frames per second, or at fps with Apple’s extended dynamic range feature, which is similar to HDR. It also supports QuickTake, a feature Apple introduced to iPhones just last year that allows you to hold your finger down on the shutter button to take a short video, then release it to end the video capture.
Apple has published these examples of photos taken with the iPhone SE’s camera.
And another still!
The front-facing camera is 7 megapixels at ƒ / 2.2 with video capture at (p up to) (frames per second.)
Really, though, Apple’s pitch for this (and other) iPhone camera systems is real-time optimization of the photos via the onboard image signal processor (ISP) and the Neural Engine. To that end, the iPhone SE supports portrait mode, portrait lighting, depth control, and Smart HDR. The last of those is Apple’s mode that takes multiple shots in rapid succession and composites them into one final image, attempting to take the best results from each.
The iPhone SE will be available in three storage configurations – (GB, GB, and GB — and in three colors: black, white, and Product Red.