Apple’s New $399 iPhone SE Is a Beefed Up iPhone 8

iPhone SE
Apple

If you’ve been disappointed in the lack of a “small” iPhone for the last several years, Apple hears you. And unsurprisingly, they’d like to sell you a new phone. The brand new version of the iPhone SE is now on sale for just $399 to start, looking like the original small-bodied phone with some great updated features.

iPhone SE
Apple

The iPhone SE was last seen in 2016, a budget model meant to cater to users who didn’t like the gigantic screens of pretty much all recent smartphones. This updated version uses the same 4.7-inch screen, and an older design for the body of the device—note the large bezels on top and bottom, and a physical home button with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint reader built in. But under the hood it’s running an A13 processor, the same one featured in the iPhone 11 series.

iPhone SE
Apple

The phone includes an IP67 water resistance rating, Qi wireless charging, fast wired charging, and Wi-Fi 6. But the highlight of the improvements has to be the new single camera system, benefiting from Apple’s various refinements over the last several years. It’s rated for 12 megapixels with an F/1.8 lens, and can record 4K 60fps video. Sadly, face unlock didn’t make the cut.

The base $399 model gets 64GB of storage, with 128GB and 256GB for $449 and $549, respectively. (That’s $50 cheaper than the iPhone 8, the oldest current model sold by Apple.) It will be available in black, white, and Product RED colors. Orders will begin on Apple’s online store on Friday, April 24th.

Source: Apple

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