It turns out, both names were wrong. On Wednesday, Apple unveiled a new iPhone SE with a 4.7-inch display as a follow-up to the original iPhone SE, released four years ago. The new iPhone SE is essentially an iPhone 11 stuffed into the revamped body of an iPhone 8.
Like the original SE, the new phone will start at $399 — $50 cheaper than the discontinued iPhone 8, which, until this week, was the least expensive iPhone you could buy new.
You can preorder the iPhone SE from Friday April 17, and it should arrive by April 24.
iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, like an A13 Bionic processor, Qi wireless charging, haptic touch and a True Tone display (though the SE doesn’t have an OLED screen like its two Pro siblings). The new phone has a single rear 12-megapixel camera with a 28-millimeter f/1.8 lens with Portrait Mode, Smart HDR and optical image stabilization. It’s similar to the main camera found on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.
Apple iPhone SE 2020 Specifications
|Apple iPhone SE 2020 Specifications|
|Display size, resolution||4.7-inch Retina HD; 1,334×750 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.22 oz; 148g|
|Mobile software||iOS 13|
|Processor||Apple A13 Bionic|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Fingerprint sensor||Home button|
|Special features||Water resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$399 (64GB), $449 (128GB), $549 (256GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£419 (64GB), £469 (128GB), £569 (256GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$749 (64GB), AU$829 (128GB), AU$999 (256GB)|
For those people who aren’t fans of the current era of iPhones with Face ID, beginning with 2017’s iPhone X, Apple’s new entry-level iPhone keeps Touch ID and the haptic home button. There is also a lightning port, but there isn’t a headphone jack.
The iPhone 11 Pro, previously the smallest of the new-generation iPhones you could buy from Apple, has a 5.8-inch display. The new SE has a 4.7-inch display without a notch similar to the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and 8.