Apple has announced the much awaited small phone flagship, iPhone SE.
After numerous rumors about a small iPhone, Apple has finally unveiled the rightful successor to the 5S. A lot of people didn’t like the idea of Apple moving up in screen size, which made them stay on the aging 5S despite the release of 6 and 6S Plus. Now to cater the needs of these people, the company has released the iPhone SE.
The iPhone SE has the same internals as the 2015 iPhone 6S but on a smaller body. Standing at only 4-inches, it will be the smallest in Apple’s current line-up. What’s surprising about the device is that it has the same configuration as the latest iPhone flagship. It has the A9 processor, 2GB of RAM, 12-megapixel shooter, Apple Pay, LTE and 16GB of base internal storage. Under the hood is a first generation Touch ID which means it isn’t the fastest and exact same design of the 5S on the outside. For comparison, it’s said that the iPhone SE has twice the processing power and three times the graphics capability of the 5S.
Despite the low starting price point of only $399, this tiny smartphone has managed to be a premium contender this year.
Apple iPhone SE Specs
- iOS 9.3
- 4-inch Retina display, 640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
- 64-bit A9 Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister processor with M9 coprocessor
- PowerVR GT7600
- 16GB/64GB internal storage
- 12-megapixel iSight rear camera with Truetone flash
- 1.2-megapixel front camera, Retina flash, HD video recording
- Live Photos, Focus Pixels, 63-megapixel Panoramas
- 4K video recording
- Always-on “Hey Siri”
- Touch ID
- Apple Pay
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
- HSPA+, LTE 150mbps
- Non-removable Li-Po 1642 mAh battery
- Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
- Weight: 113 g
The Apple iPhone SE will be shipping starting March 31 on a handful of countries, but Apple plans to release it to a total of 110 countries by May. The base 16GB model is priced at $399 while the 64GB variant is $499.