Apple introduced perhaps the most anticipated smartphone of recent years - the second-generation iPhone SE. What is most paradoxical of all - this is not a flagship smartphone with innovative technologies. iPhone SE is the cheapest smartphone from the Apple line, which everyone was waiting just because of the low price by the standards of the American brand. What is the new iPhone SE and how much does it cost? Learn about the new product in detail.
Apple has chosen for its new "budget" smartphone the most concise name that was predicted by some insiders. Novelty called iPhone SE.
The name iPhone 9, which was used by many media as the most likely, was not used. Most likely, we will never see this very same iPhone 9 and in the model line of Apple smartphones there will remain a “hole” between the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, for some unknown reason created by the company itself.
Apple in no way refreshed the design of the new iPhone SE compared to the iPhone 8. For the SE line, however, this is not surprising. The original iPhone SE was a similar copy of the iPhone 5s in appearance, just like the new iPhone SE repeats for the iPhone 8.
For completeness, still go through the elements on the case. On the left side of the iPhone SE are volume buttons and a sound mode switch. On the right side is the power button and the SIM card tray. At the bottom there is a Lightning connector and two symmetrical grilles for speakers and a microphone.
The iPhone SE case is made of glass, the same as that used in the iPhone 8.
The main external difference between the iPhone SE and the iPhone 8 is the location of the Apple logo on the back of the case. The new iPhone SE has it in the middle of the back cover, similar to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. For iPhone 8, recall, the logo is located closer to the upper edge, as on all other Apple smartphones to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
The new iPhone SE came in three colors: black, white and red.
The iPhone SE screen supports P3's wide color range and True Tone technology, which uses a set of sensors to adjust the colors and brightness of the screen to suit the ambient light. Thanks to True Tone technology, the image on the iPhone screen looks more natural. For the first time, True Tone technology was implemented by Apple just in the iPhone 8, an improved version of which the new iPhone SE is.
The display of the iPhone SE (2020) does not differ from the screen of the iPhone 8 in terms of frames around the perimeter. They are wide and noticeable, especially the upper and lower. Apple did not even slightly reduce the screen frame in order to somehow refresh the design of the front surface of the new iPhone SE. As a result, the front of the iPhone SE is basically no different from the iPhone 8.
The A13 Bionic is the most powerful mobile processor in the world, even compared to models released as early as 2020 for the flagship Android smartphones. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the processor scores 1328 points in single-threaded mode and 3416 points in multi-threaded.
For comparison, the closest pursuer, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor in the expensive flagship Samsung Galaxy S20, scores 833 and 3099 points in similar tests.
Thanks to the A13 processor, the new iPhone SE is on the list of the most powerful smartphones in the world, ahead of all Android smartphones. In this regard, it is not a surprise that Apple made a bet on iPhone SE on performance. The company emphasized that the smartphone is perfect for any current tasks of modern users and for games, including from the Apple Arcade game service.
The amount of RAM iPhone SE has not yet been officially announced - Apple usually does not share these characteristics. According to insiders, the new iPhone SE received 3 GB of RAM compared to 2 GB of RAM for iPhone 8. The increased RAM will provide the device with the necessary acceleration when working with applications left in the background and add speed when processing photos and video.
The new iPhone SE came in three configurations: with 64, 128 and 256 GB of internal memory.
The second most important improvement to the iPhone SE 2020 is related to the camera. The smartphone is equipped with a single 12-megapixel camera, exactly the same as the iPhone XR. The lens aperture is f / 1.8, the pixel size is 1.4µ, and the focal length is 26 mm. There is support for optical image stabilization and an improved image processor compared to the iPhone 8.
The camera of the new iPhone SE allows you to shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second and 1080p video at up to 240 frames per second. Implemented support for shooting in HDR format, including recording stereo sound.
The resolution of the front camera iPhone SE 2020 is 7 megapixels (f / 2.2).
iPhone SE 2020 64 GB - $ 399
iPhone SE 2020 128 GB - $ 449
iPhone SE 2020 256 GB - $ 549
The smartphone has become the cheapest of the current line of iPhone. The price of the iPhone SE 2020 is lower even compared to the iPhone 8, which, after the release of the new product, ceased to be officially sold on the official Apple website.