Apple has been experimenting with screen size from last two iterations and this was the move that was not just surprising but brave as well on Apple’s part. With every iPhone comes the need to evolve, and the new iPhone SE is very special in this very sense. As expected, Apple pulled the wraps from the iPhone SE in an event held at 1, Infinite loop. This particular iPhone has traced back its steps and it tries to woo a new niche of customers, one who would be happy with a power packed 4-inch device. (Just to substantiate, Apple says it sold 30-Million 4-inch iPhones last year.)
Let’s dive in straight to the innards, iPhone SE is powered by the A9 SoC and the M9 co-processor. Thankfully the phone does come with always on “Hey Siri” feature which is kind of similar to the always on “Ok Google” on Nexus phones. Apple has borrowed the camera setup from the 6S and this means the iPhone SE can comfortably boast of a 12-Megapixel sensor with a f/2.2 which is capable of recording 4K Videos. The iPhone SE also heralds with a new image signal processor, true tone flash, focus pixels and it also supports Panorama up to 63-Megapixel.
Nothing much to write home about the design since it looks exactly similar to the iPhone 5s, it retains the boxy old school styling and as we said earlier it also packs the beefier 64-bit A9 Chip. Apple has spared efforts to boast about the battery life for the iPhone SE, which seems to have improved across several quarters, not surprising considering the reduction in the display size.
On the connectivity front, what we get is a modem with LTE speeds up to 150MBps, which is 50% faster than the iPhone 5s. Additionally, the device will also support VoLTE and more LTE bands. The iPhone SE also comes baked with Bluetooth 4.2, improvised microphones, Apple Pay support and yes it does support Live Photos. The iOS 9.3 is aimed at luring iPhone 5S users to give up their phones and go for a SE instead.
Yes, Apple has been reducing the price for its flagships quiet frequently, but the iPhone SE might not need one since it already comes with a reckonable sticker price of $399 for the 16GB variant. This is something that will definitely help first time iPhone users to jump on board. The phone is expected to be launched in 110 countries by the end of this May, but for the first 10 launch countries, the preorders will start on 24th of March, with orders shipping on 31st.