2020 Apple iPhone SE Launched For $399: Specs and Price

After years of putting evebody’s hope on the line for a successor of the popular iPhone SE, Apple has finally announced the brand new, 2020 iPhone SE, and it’s not called the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9 as some reports were hinting. However, for sanity sake, I will be calling it iPhone SE (2020).

The announcement was made via a simple press release, detailing everything about the phone. Here are the important information about the new iPhone SE and its pricing.

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

As per design, the leaks were bang on — the iPhone SE looks like the iPhone 8, complete with a glass back, a chunky forehead and chin, the Touch ID sensor (back from the dead, sort of), and a single rear camera. All of that is fine, although I can’t seem to make up my mind about this design because it does look fairly outdated.

Inside though, this is a top-notch phone. It comes with the A13 Bionic chipset which is what you’d find inside the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. I could throw some numbers at you, as Apple has done in its release, but we all know Apple’s mobile chipsets are one of the best in the business, and that’s great news for the iPhone SE. The Cupertino giant infamously doesn’t give away details like the amount of RAM in its phones, so that’s something I’m waiting to find out. However, in typical iPhone fashion, performance shouldn’t be an issue here.

For optics, the phone features a single 12MP f/1.8 shooter on the back with support for Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting Effects, and Depth Control. The phone also supports Smart HDR. It can record 4K videos at 60FPS, and includes the cool Quick Take feature you’d find in the iPhone 11 series which lets you take videos by long-pressing the shutter button in Photo mode — a feature taken right out of the Instagram and Snapchat playbook.

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

Apple iPhone SE (2020) Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46(5200), 48, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – A2275
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, April 15
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, April 24

Design

  • Dimensions 4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight 148 g (5.22 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
  • Colors: Black, White, Red
  • SIM: Nano-SIM
  • IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

Display

  • Type: Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)
  • Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • Wide color gamut
  • True-tone
  • 625 nits max brightness (advertised)

Operating System

  • iOS 13

Hardware

  • Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • NVMe

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Single – 12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, OIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 7 MP, f/2.2
  • Features: Face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps; gyro-EIS
Apple iPhone SE (2020) In Colours
Apple iPhone SE (2020) In Colours

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable 1821mAh Li-Po battery
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • Qi wireless charging

Models: A2275

Apple iPhone SE 2020

Apple iPhone SE (2020) Price and Availability

The iPhone SE runs iOS 13 comes with a starting price tag of $399. It will be available in three variants:

  • 64GB model costs $399
  • 128GB model costs $499
  • 256GB model goes for $549

The handse will be available to pre-order on Apple.com starting from April 17, and will go on sale in-stores in the US and 40 other countries from April 24.

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