Apple Unveils iPhone SE With 4.7-Inch Display, A13 Chip, $399 Price Tag, More

Apple today announced iPhone SE, a new generation of its highly-popular small screen smartphone series, however, unlike previous the model. It feature a larger 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with Touch ID for industry-leading security, as well as the fastest chip in a smartphone, and the best single-camera system in an iPhone, according to the company.

“The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance and affordable price; the new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way — including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos — while still being very affordable,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life, takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos, shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing, and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can’t wait to get iPhone SE into customers’ hands.”
iPhone SE sports an aerospace-grade aluminum and durable glass design with an all-black front, and is available in black, white and (PRODUCT)RED. Like the iPhone 11 lineup, the rear glass includes a centered Apple logo and is made using a seven-layer color process for precise hue and opacity. It is also water- and dust-resistant with an IP67 rating for water resistance up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

The 4.7-inch Retina HD display with True Tone adjusts the white balance to match the ambient light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience. The vibrant wide color gamut Retina HD display offers incredible color accuracy, and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. iPhone SE uses Haptic Touch for Quick Actions instead of 3D Touch. There is a Home button for Touch ID support.

A13 Bionic chip is built-in to iPhone SE, with its dedicated 8-core Neural Engine capable of 5 trillion operations per second, two Machine Learning Accelerators on the CPU and a new Machine Learning Controller to balance performance and efficiency, and thanks to the A13 chip, the iPhone SE's battery lasts about the same as iPhone 8.

iPhone SE is capable of wireless charging with Qi-certified chargers and also supports fast charging, a single charge up to 50 percent in just 30 min. Lightning-fast download speeds are available with Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit-class LTE. There is also an Dual SIM with eSIM feature that allows two different phone numbers on a single device while traveling overseas or while using it as a business line.

Camera, on the other hand, is the best out of any iPhone with a single-camera system. It's a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture Wide camera that enabling features including Portrait mode, all six Portrait Lighting effects, and Depth Control. You can now also take Portraits with the front camera. Finally, the Smart HDR has also arrived to iPhone SE.

Videos wise, the rear camera supports high-quality video capture at 4K up to 60fps, and extended dynamic range comes to iPhone SE for more highlight details up to 30fps. QuickTake, a new feature in iOS 13, is now available on the new iPhone SE, allowing video recording without switching out of Photo mode.

iPhone SE will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in black, white and (PRODUCT)RED starting at $399. iPhone SE is available to pre-order on and the Apple Store app beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, April 17,

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