Earlier this week, Apple held an event in which they revealed two main devices, the iPhone SE and a new iPad Pro. The iPhone SE had made headlines over the past several months, with specifications slowly leaking out to the public.
The iPhone SE is seen as Apple’s triumphant return to the 4-inch market, where they originally resided and ruled. Apple’s introduction of larger screen phones surprised many of their customers, however with this new device, they now cover many all possible areas of the smartphone market. While many Apple users have accustomed themselves to 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screens, having a 4 inch screen will allow some of those users to revert back to a comfortable 4 inch phone.
The SE will act as the company’s budget phone, especially considering that it is the cheapest phone that Apple will have ever released. The device is now available for pre-order at $399/€489/£359 for a 16 GB version. If customers would like to receive more internal storage, they have to dish out an additional $100/€100/£80 for a total of 64 GB.
One of the most impressive parts of the phone is the size to specification ratio. Everyone expected that the phone would be underwhelming, simply due to a smaller device size, however Apple has managed to pack a strong punch in its newest device.
Along with 2 GB RAM, the phone has a 12 MP camera that can shoot in crisp 4K. When shooting videos, video resolution and frames per second are as follows: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps, meaning that shooting regular HD videos will be as smooth as possible. While the phone’s back camera is very powerful, its front camera is somewhat disappointing, packing only 1.2 MP, however able to shoot 720p@30fps.
From a design point of view, the phone looks identical to the iPhone 5S, which is considered one of the most successful and popular iPhones up until now. The 4-inch model is arguably one of the most aesthetically pleasing models, which may have been the reason for its success. Companies around the world are already preparing all types of possible accessories, including fisheye lenses, portable batteries and docking stations and of course personalised phone cases.
The phone can be preordered on the company’s website and at specific couriers around the world now!