Apple iPhone SE (2022) with A15 chipset launched: Specs & Price

At its “Peek performance” event held on Tuesday, Apple unveiled some interesting products  which includes the M1 Ultra chipset could and a new affordable iPhone – the iPhone SE 2022 also known as iPhone SE3 or iPhone SE (3rd generation).

iPhone SE 2022 launched

The iPhone SE 2022 is the third iteration in the series and it is the successor to the iPhone SE (2020) that was launched in 2020. Thus, the product comes with lots of expectations and has been a regular in the rumor mill.

The iPhone SE (2022) comes with the latest flagship A15 Bionic chipset that is utilized by the iPhone 13 series. This brings 5G connectivity support to the budget iPhone.

Design-wise, the iPhone SE 2022 retains the outdated design utilized on the iPhone SE 2020 which is also similar to the iPhone 8’s design. At the rear, the device packs a single 12MP camera nested at the top left corner of the back panel which is made from glass.

At the front, the device features a 4.7-inch display with large bezels at the top and bottom edges. The display and back panel is protected by glass which Apple termed the “toughest glass on a smartphone”, which is perhaps the proprietary Ceramic Shield. The device also packs a Touch ID fingerprint reader right below the screen.

In addition, the iPhone SE (2022) gains 5G connectivity but does not support 5G mmWave bands. Instead, it utilizes the sub-6 GHz band. The efficient A15 Bionic onboard also brings improvement in the battery life of the budget iPhone. There is also support for IP67 water and dust resistance. Although, there were speculations that the device will have MagSafe charging support but it doesn’t. However, the device supports Qi wireless charging.

iPhone SE 2022 in colors

The new iPhone SE (2022) is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options.

Apple iPhone SE 2022 Specifications

 

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • CDMA 800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 – A2783, A2784, A2785
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 – A2595
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 – A2782
  • 5G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A2783, A2784, A2785, A2782
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A2595
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, March 08
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, March 18

Design

  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight: 144 g (5.08 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
  • Colors: Black, White, Red
  • SIM: Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
  • IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

Display

  • Type: Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits (typ)
  • 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

Operating System

  • iOS 15.3

Hardware

  • Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2xX.XX GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard)
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Storage: 64GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 256GB 3GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • NVMe

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Single – 12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
  • Features: Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, OIS, stereo sound rec.
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 7 MP, f/2.2
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: Lightning, USB 2.0

Features

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

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • Qi wireless charging

Models: A2783 (International market); A2595 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, USVI); A2785 (China); A2782 (Japan); A2784 (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia)

iPhone SE 2022 Price and Availability

Pricing starts at $429 for the 64GB version and the device is expected to go on sale from March 18 in 30 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The iPhone SE 3 will be available to pre-order from March 11.

iPhone SE 2022 price

In terms of colors, the phone will be available in midnight, starlight, and PRODUCT Red colorway

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