iPhone SE, Apple’s most affordable and powerful 4-inch phone ever
Apple took wraps of the much anticipated 4-inch iPhone, which is officially called iPhone SE. At the press event in Company’s Cupertino head quarters, the iPhone SE was launched and it’s a welcome iPhone 5s upgrade (Apple would shy from calling it that). We’d call this a 5s upgrade because that was Apple’s last device with a compact 4-inch display before the tech giant went on to phones as large as 5.5-inch. iPhone SE would be available for price starting at $399, which makes it most affordable iPhone yet.
iPhone SE is most powerful 4–inch phone ever
Apple’s got an A9 chip onboard the iPhone SE alongside a M9 motion coprocessor – this would make the new smartphone almost identically to the iPhone 6s (launched last September) in terms of graphics and performance.
The iPhone SE is indistinguishable in design from the 5s, but the new phone comes in much craved rose gold color. To everyone’s surprise, the iPhone SE features 4K-capable 12MP iSight camera on the rear. The camera on the SE is everything you have on the 6s (now think again about the 6s in your pocket).
While iPhone SE lacks the 3D Touch (pressure sensitive display feature on 6s and 6s plus), it does support Apple Pay and Live Photos.
Other highlighting feature of the newly launched phone includes Hey Siri, NFC, Touch ID for fingerprint recognition, faster Wi-Fi and LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, and an improved battery.
Pricing and availability
As informed, iPhone SE starting at just $399 is Apple’s most inexpensive phone at launch. The smartphone will be available in16GB and 64GB variants, priced at $399 and $499 respectively. Preorders for iPhone SE will start from March 24, and the phone will be available to customers in select countries from March 31. iPhone SE is expected to be available in India in early April.