iPhone SE has been finally launched by Apple. It is essentially an iPhone 6s stuffed into a 5s case. Released after much anticipation, mobile enthusiast can’t seem to stop talking about it. Apple introduced the 4-inch iPhone SE, its first 4-inch iPhone since 2013, on March 21, 2016. Described as the “most powerful 4-inch iPhone ever,” regarded as affordable, highly capable device that’s available in a small package.
The iPhone SE is powered by an A9 chip with integrated M9 motion coprocessor, also used in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, powers the iPhone SE, enabling always-on “Hey Siri” functionality. Its efficiency results in longer battery life with up to 14 hours of talk time and 13 hours of Internet use.
It is also equipped with a rear-facing 12-megapixel camera which has faster focusing, better noise reduction, improved tone mapping, and a new image signal processor for sharper, more detailed photos. The iPhone SE can shoot 4K video and capture 63-megapixel panoramas, and it can take Live Photos, but there is no 3D Touch support.
The FaceTime HD camera has not been upgraded, continuing to support 1.2-megapixel photos and 720p video recording. Retina Flash, which lights up the iPhone’s display for illumination, is included.
Other iPhone SE features include faster LTE with support for up to 19 bands at speeds of up to 150MB/s, plus it has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 support. A first-generation Touch ID sensor and an NFC chip are available in the iPhone SE, enabling Apple Pay functionality.
See iPhone SE Full Specifications
Supported LTE Networks
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1662, A1723|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 – A1662, A1723|
|3G bands||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A1662, A1723|
|CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – A1662, A1723|
|TD‑SCDMA – A1723|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700) – A1662|
|LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1723|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, March 31|
|BODY||Dimensions||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||113 g (3.99 oz)|
|– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|DISPLAY||Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.0 inches (~60.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister|
|GPU||PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)|
|Internal||16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||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|
|Secondary||1.2 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|NFC||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|USB||v2.0, reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 1642 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 240 h (2G) / Up to 240 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 14 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 50 h|
|MISC||Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
TThe most appealing aspect of the iPhone SE is its low price, which starts at $399 for 16GB of storage and goes up to $499 for 64GB of storage.
How to Buy iPhone SE
The iPhone SE became available for order from Apple’s online store starting on Thursday, March 24. Deliveries and in-store availability will start the following week, on Thursday, March 31.
Apple is offering the iPhone SE in two configurations: 16GB of storage for $399 and 64GB of storage for $499. With a two-year contract, the iPhone SE is available with $0 down, and using carrier financing, pricing starts at $13.30 per month.
Initial launch countries include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US, with Apple planning to expand availability to additional countries starting in early April.
Source: Macrumors | GSMarena