Here it is, the much rumoured all-new iPhone SE has arrived and whilst it may have an older look and feel, what it’s packing internally is actually incredible for the price!
Available in Black, White and Product (RED) and design mirroring an iPhone 8 (which is now discontinued), the new iPhone SE has the power and performance of the iPhone 11 Pro, seriously, we’re talking A13 Bionic Performance, which is still besting the chips from Qualcomm, all in the smaller 4.7 inch familiar form factor.
The new iPhone SE 2020 really is an iPhone 8 supercharged internally, and also features an improved Camera at the back with XR / 11 style Portrait mode, however one thing you will not find if you were a fan of the iPhone 8, is a Plus model, you’re stuck with a 4.7 inch iPhone SE.
Apple’s Phil Schiller had this to say about todays announcement;
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. 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.
Considering that the iPhone SE 2020 has a very capable Camera, the fastest mobile CPU currently in the A13 Bionic, Apple have actually priced this at $399 in the US, and £419 in the UK. Granted, that does start at 64GB, but to be fair, that’s plenty for most people. An extra £50 will double that to 128GB, then £569 will get you 256GB of storage. Apple also offer 0% finance options, should you wish to pay differently, but considering those prices expect some pretty attractive network deals too.
The iPhone SE also features WiFi 6, and Gigabit class LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and this well known feature called Touch ID in the Home button. Apple state the battery life of the iPhone SE to be “about the same as iPhone 8”.
So, there you go, what do you think of the iPhone SE 2020, does it offer enough for you to consider it? We were honestly expecting a slower processor, but if Apple want to release their fastest CPU for just over £400, count us in.