iPhone SE, an iPhone so small, yet big

iPhone-SE

Apple for the first time in history ever since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, has launched a new version of an iPhone with a smaller screen. The company unveiled the new iPhone today at its Cupertino campus, a device although with a smaller screen, but with specs that matches head-to-head with the current iPhone 6s flagship. According to Apple, the iPhone SE is “the most powerful 4-inch smartphone ever.”

The iPhone SE features a 64-bit Apple A9 processor with an the embedded M9 motion co-processor same as  that found on the iPhone 6S. It also retains the 12MP iSight camera with a dual-tone flash and the ability to shoot Live Photos and 4K video, that’s found on the iPhone 6s. The iPhone SE camera also comes the ability to capture and view Live Photos.

The iPhone SE has a smaller screen just like the iPhone 5 but offers a cheaper option to the company’s flagship iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Compared to the iPhone 5 the iPhone SE features an improved battery life, new microphones, faster LTE and Wi-Fi and also supports Apple Pay support. You should know that the iPhone SE does not feature 3D touch.

Many customers have asked for this, and I think they’re going to love it

Tim Cook
Apple CEO

The device will be available in space grey, silver, gold and rose gold. The 16GB storage option will be sold at $399 while 64GB at $499, if you’re using the iPhone Upgrade program, pricing starts at $17/month. Preorders begin by March 24th and the phone will be available March 31st, the iPhone SE is expected to hit 100 countries by May. Click here for more information on pre-orders.


Technical Specifications

Model iPhone SE
Release date March 31 2016
Dimension 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)
Weight 113 g (3.99 oz)
Connectivity GSM, CDMA, EVDO, HSPA, LTE, Nano-SIM, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Battery Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 1642 mAh battery
Screen size 4.0 inches (~60.8% screen-to-body ratio) with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Display tech LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass
Rear camera 12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps
Front camera 1.2 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Storage 16/64 GB (No memory card slot)
RAM  unconfirmed but assumed to be 2048 MB (2GB)
OS iOS 9.3
Chipset Apple A9
CPU Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
GPU PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

The Cupertino based company hopes the cheaper model will stimulate overall iPhone sales, which it expects to drop this quarter for the first time ever since the smartphone market nine years ago. For those that prefer a smaller iPhone that features all the power of the latest generations this one is for you.


Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976, to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. The American multinational technology company designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Its hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. That run Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone model is the iPhone SE which is scheduled to launch March 31st 2016.

8
Size doesnt matter afterall

Good Things

  • Nice design
  • Great performance
  • Improved battery life
  • Nice camera

Bad Things

  • Lacks 3D touch
  • Lacks Micro SD slot
  • Non user replaceable Battery

The Breakdown


Design
8
Features
7
Performance
9



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