Apple has finally unveiled its second-generation iPhone SE. It is not called the iPhone 9 as many expected. Just like the original iPhone SE that launched in March 2016, the iPhone SE 2020 also sports a 4.7-inch screen. The phone has a physical Home button with Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Even though the new iPhone SE has a physical design like that of the iPhone 8, it packs many of the iPhone 11’s high-end features. For example, it uses the high-end A13 Bionic chip.
We recently reported a new iPhone Exclusive which revealed a twist to the new iPhone SE camera. The device sports a single 12MP camera on the rear. According to Apple, this camera can create depth-effect photos using Portrait Mode.
The first iPhone SE was a success because of its compactness and good performance while remaining affordable. This new iPhone SE builds on that and improves on it in every way. It is also very affordable. It has an IP67 rating for water resistance and is also dust-resistance.
The new iPhone SE has 3GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. There are also 64GB and 128GB storage options. However, it is of note that the device lacks 5G capability and Apple’s Face Unlock system.
New iPhone SE Price and Availability
So how much is the new iPhone SE? Well, the new iPhone SE has a starting price of $399 /£419 /AU$749 /Rs42,500 for the 64GB storage variant. This means that it is the same price as the original iPhone SE in the United States but higher in the United Kingdom.
In the US, you can get the iPhone SE 2020 at $16.62/month through Apple’s financing plan. You can also do an iPhone 8 trade-in at just $9.54/month or $229. Of course, the higher variants cost more than the base 64GB variant. The phone was earlier predicted to bring Apple $12 billion in revenue. We can only wait to see how that unfolds.
The iPhone SE 2020 is available in three color variants – Black, White, and Red.
Pre-order for the device opens on Friday, April 17, and goes live at 5 AM (PDT) /8 AM (EDT) /1 PM (BST). The release of the device is set for Friday, April 24.