Apple again re-enters the 4-Inch display segment with the launch of its latest phone – the iPhone SE. It comes in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and Space Gray color options. It is the enhanced version of 5S and SE is largely refered as the ‘Special Edition’.
The iPhone SE price starts from US$ 399 (Rs.26,520 (will officially launch in India for Rs. 39,000)) for the 16GB variant. The 64GB storage model is priced at US$ 499 (Rs. 33,170). This mobile can also be availed for free with two year contracts in the US with US$ 17 monthly installments. Pre-orders for the phone will start from March 24 and is slated to go on sale from March 31, 2016.
Apart from the smartphone, In-the-box accessories will include Apple EarPds with remote and Mic, Lightning to USB cable, USB Power Adapter and Documentation.
iPhone SE Specifications
The phone has measurements of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weighs 113 Grams. It runs on iOS 9 out of the box and includes features like AirDrop, AirPlay, AirPrint, HomeKit, Night Shift, iCloud, Control Centro, Handoff, iCloud Keychain, Multi-tasking and Siri.
Apple iPhone SE Specs include 4-Inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina widescreen display that gives 1136 x 640 pixels resolution with 326ppi pixel density. The screen has 800:1 typical contrast ratio, 500 cd/m2 max brightness and comes with fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating.
The phone is powered by 1.85GHz Dual Core Apple A9 Chip (64-Bit Architecture) with embedded M9 motion coprocessor. It has PowerVR GT7600 six-core GPU unit for graphics performance. It comes in 16GB and 64GB storage variants, both non expandable and houses 2GB RAM.
The iPhone SE features in 1.2MP FaceTime Camera with F/2.4 Aperture. It has Retina Flash, BIS Sensor, Auto HDR for photos, Exposure Control, Face Detection etc. On the back is 12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels, F/2.2 Aperture, Backside Illumination Sensor, Sapphire Crystal Lens cover, Auto Image Stabilization, Auto Focus with Focus pixels, True Tone Flash etc. It also supports Panorama shots up to 63MP, 3X Zoom, 4K Video @ 30 Fps, 1080p @ 30/60 Fps, 720p @ 30 Fps and slo-mo videos for 1080p @ 30 Fps and 720p @ 240 Fps.
Apple has bundled its Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor in to the home button. It also supports Apple pay. Phone supports 4G-LTE via its nano SIM (Model A1622: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29 / Model A1723: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28). This Apple phone gives 14 Horus of 3G talk time, Internet use of 12 Hours on 3G, 13 Hours on Wi-Fi / LTE. Company claims audio playback of 50 hours and 13 hours of Video.
The Apple iPhone SE comes with Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor bundled inside. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.2 wireless technology, NFC, GPS / GLONASS / Digital Compass, iBeacon Microlocation, 3.5mm Audio jack etc.