Apple iPhone SE official with 4" display and A9 chip

Vince, 21 March, 2016

Apple just announced the iPhone SE with a 4" display. The phone features a body almost identical to the iPhone 5 and 5s, but features the latest gen Apple A9 chip with a dual-core 1.85 GHz Twister processor, PowerVR GT7600 six-core graphics and M9 motion coprocessor.

The 4" display rocks a resolution of 1136x640 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 326 ppi. The iPhone SE also features Retina Flash, which momentarily makes the screen three times brighter when you take a selfie. The 3D Touch feature from the larger current gen iPhones hasn't made its way to the SE though.

The Apple iPhone SE features the same 12MP iSight camera as its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus siblings. Video recording also gets a boost with 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps, and slow motion 1080p 120fps and 720p 240fps support. The front-facing camera is still the 1.2MP from the 5s, and is complemented with the Retina Flash feature. The SE can also record Live Photos like the 6s.

The iPhone SE includes Apple Pay support thanks to the built-in NFC. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor is carried over from the 5s, however, and is not the faster unit seen on the iPhone 6s.

iPhone SE's design is virtually the same as the iPhone 5s', except for a matte finish on the chamfered edges as opposed to mirror finish on the 5s. As far as measurements go, they're also the same as the iPhone 5s with a weight of 113 grams.

The iPhone SE also includes faster connectivity, with support for up to 19 LTE bands and 150Mbps speed along with VoLTE support. Wi-Fi is also faster with 802.11ac support with 433Mbps speed and Wi-Fi calling support.

The best part about the iPhone SE is its price - it starts at $399 for 16GB of storage, while $499 nets you the 64GB version. The smartphone will be available for free with a two-year contract in the US as well as in $17 monthly installments.

Pre-orders commence on March 24, with sales starting on March 31. The phone will be available in four color versions, including the trendy new Rose Gold.

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Stupid new phone of 3 years old

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