Update: According to a Chinese website, the new iPhone SE features 3GB RAM, and 1,821 mAh battery. The 3GB RAM is an update from the 2GB RAM in the iPhone 8, but the battery remains the same as the iPhone 8.
The rumours turn out to be true. Apple has officially launched the iPhone SE, an affordable iPhone that starts at a price of Rs 42,500 for the 64GB base model. It will be available in black, white, and (Product)Red colours soon. The iPhone SE looks like the iPhone 8 but has the company’s indigenously-developed A13 Bionic chip, which powers the latest iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro handsets. The phone competes with the likes of the newly-launched OnePlus 8 and the rumoured Google Pixel 4a, which are expected to debut at a similar price point.
‘The 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,’ Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in a statement.
The iPhone SE sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD Retina display with True Tone color. It has thick bezels on the top and bottom, and you get the much-loved second-generation Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The phone comes with a single camera on the back, and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. It also supports Haptic Touch, which is Apple’s replacement for 3D Touch, and comes with IP67 dust and water protection rating.
In the US, it is priced $399 (approx Rs 30,500) for the 64GB base model. The 128GB variant will cost $449 (approx Rs 34,300) and to purchase the 256GB variant, users have to shell out $549 (approx Rs 42,000).