Apple unveils iPhone SE with A13 Bionic chipset

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Apple has launched the 2020 edition of the iPhone SE. The new iPhone is more of an upgrade to the iPhone 8. It comes with the latest chipset, better camera system and new body colours.

The iPhone SE (2020) features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with HDR10 playback and Dolby Vision support. The screen is surrounded by a thick top and bottom bezels. The bottom bezel features a capacitive Touch ID fingerprint reader. The 3D Touch technology is replaced with Haptic Touch. Also, the phone has IP67 water and dust resistance rating. Despite having the same display size as the iPhone 8, it got considerably bigger overall and “might” not be considered as being compact.

iPhone SE

The single-camera system at the back features a 12MP f/1.8 shooter with Smart HDR photography. Portrait shots are still possible via “monocular depth-sensing”. It uses machine learning to detect both faces and depth. Google was able to achieve portrait shots in their first three Pixel smartphones with just one lens at the back. The selfie camera remains the same as on the iPhone 8, which is a 7MP snapper with portrait mode capabilities.

The iPhone SE (2020) is powered by Apple’s newest A13 Bionic chipset and runs on iOS 13. The battery capacity is unspecified, however, it comes with a standard 5W charger out of the box. It does support 18W fast charging but you’ll need to buy the charger separately.

The iPhone comes in three body colour options; Red, White, and Black. Pre-order starts this Friday, April 17 while shipping begins April 24. For the US market, the 64GB model costs $399, the 128GB model for $449 and the 256GB model sets you back at $549. Apple offers instalment payments of $9.54 per month. There is also a trade-in option, that’ll let you pay just $229 for the iPhone SE (2020).

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