iPhone SE with 4.7-inch Retina display and A13 Bionic SoC launched, prices start at Rs 42,500

The Apple iPhone SE was launched way back in 2016, and a successor has been long overdue. The phone has been called the iPhone SE 2 and iPhone 9 over the last few months, and has been subject to a several leaks and renders. The Cupertino-based company was originally slated to announce the compact iPhone in March. Now Apple, has finally unveiled the device, which is called iPhone SE today. While it comes with several upgrades compared to its predecessor, it borrows its design from the iPhone 8. The thick top and bottom bezels look outdated when most smartphones feature notches and punch-holes, but on the plus side, the hardware has been borrowed from the iPhone 11. Let’s take a look at the smartphone below.

iPhone SE specifications and features

The iPhone SE features the same processor as the iPhone 11

The iPhone SE retains the iPhone 8’s design language. It features a slim form factor instead of the boxy design found on the original model. The smartphone has a compact 4.7-inch display with thick bezels all around. The Retina HD display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. The 3D Touch ID fingerprint sensor makes a comeback with the phone. The iPhone SE also sports a glass back panel like the iPhone 11 series. The smartphone is IP67-rated water and dust resistant. It houses a 12MP camera along with LED flash at the top left corner, and the Apple logo sits in the centre. Camera features on the device include portrait mode, portrait lighting, depth control and Smart HDR. The iPhone SE is capable of shooting up to 4K videos at 60fps with support for cinematic video stabilitsation. There is an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies.

On the hardware front, the iPhone SE  houses Apple’s A13 Bionic SoC which is the same chip that powers the iPhone 11 series. The processor brings support for Apple Arcade, AR capabilities and much more features. The device is available in three storage options including 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The  iPhone SE runs the latest iOS 13 out of the box. The iPhone SE supports wireless charging and is compatible with Qi-certified chargers. The smartphone features a Lightning connector with support for 18W fast charging that is claimed to top up 50 percent battery in 30 minutes. 

Connectivity-wise, the iPhone SE features Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit LTE and dual SIM with e-SIM support. However, the smartphone misses out on the 3.5mm headphone jack.

 iPhone SE price in India

The price of the iPhone SE starts at Rs 42,500 for the base variant. The smartphone is offered in White, Black and PRODUCT (RED) colour options. It will be sold through Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers. Customers purchasing the smartphone can avail one year of Apple TV+membership for free. Availability in India is yet to be announced. 

Viraj Gawde

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