Apple has unveiled a new version of its budget-priced iPhone that's capable of connecting to ultrafast 5G wireless networks, an upgrade that's already been available on the company’s upscale models for more than a year.
In the month of March, Apple announced the launch of the new iPhone SE during its first product launch event of the year. The new iPhone SE is priced at iPhone SE 2022 is priced at Rs 43,900 for the base 64GB model, an increase of Rs 1000 over the previous model's MRP of Rs 42,900.
Apple has given the iPhone SE a refresh after two years. The iPhone SE third-generation succeeds iPhone SE launched in the year 2020. The original iPhone SE launched in 2016.
The iPhone SE is an unexpected hit for Apple and is aimed at users who want a small and affordable iPhone. Here's all you need to know about the newest and the cheapest iPhone.
Apple iPhone SE 2022 is powered by the company's own A15 Bionic chipset, the same that runs on the iPhone 13 series. iPhone SE will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models.
The iPhone SE 2022 is all about power. With an A15 Bionic chip, the new iPhone SE is believed to deliver up to 1.8 times faster CPU performance than the iPhone 8. The latest smartphone features a 12MP sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens similar to the 2020 model. The cameras come with a slew of improvements including enhanced visual processing and support features such as Deep Fusion, Photographic Styles, and Smart HDR 4. The iPhone also supports 4K video recording up to 60fps. A 7MP camera sensor at the front that allows users to take selfies and video chats with ideal quality. The front camera features Portrait Lighting with six features and also supports 1080p video recording, time-lapse video, and night mode time-lapse.
The lightning-fast A15 Bionic introduced with iPhone 13, comes to iPhone SE and makes nearly every experience better, from launching apps to handling demanding tasks with ease. A15 Bionic packs a powerful 6-core CPU, the fastest CPU in a smartphone, with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, making iPhone SE up to 1.8x faster than iPhone 8, and even faster compared to older models.
The 16-core Neural Engine is capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second, enabling faster machine learning computations for third-party applications, as well as unlocking features for iPhone SE like Live Text in the Camera app with iOS 15 and on-device dictation. Perfect for photography, gaming, and augmented reality experiences, A15 Bionic makes every action feel fluid.
iPhone SE does not come with FaceID. It includes a Touch ID sensor for biometric unlocking. The phone's front and back panel glass are the same as those in iPhone 13 series, Apple calls them the "toughest glass in a smartphone." It comes in three colors: midnight (black), starlight (white) and Product Red. The starlight is the new color option and is a different shade of white.
iOS 15 enhances the iPhone experience with more ways to stay connected, powerful updates that help users focus and explore, and intelligent features to get more done with iPhone. Now FaceTime calls feel more natural with spatial audio and a new Portrait mode, SharePlay delivers a way for users to share experiences with friends and family while on a FaceTime call, Focus helps users reduce distraction, notifications have been redesigned, and Live Text uses on-device intelligence to recognize text in a photo and allows users to take action. Apple Maps brings beautiful ways to navigate and explore the world with a three-dimensional city-driving experience and walking directions in augmented reality. Weather is redesigned with full-screen maps and more graphical displays of data, Wallet adds support for home keys and state IDs, and privacy controls in Siri, Mail, and more places across the system further protect user information.
Like iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13, iPhone SE is designed to minimize its impact on the environment. iPhone SE is made with recycled materials, including 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the Taptic Engine and audio magnets, 100 percent recycled tungsten in the Taptic Engine, and 100 percent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board. Redesigned packaging eliminates the outer plastic wrap, bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely removing plastic from all packaging by 2025. iPhone SE meets Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency and remains free of numerous harmful substances.
Every Apple device sold, from component manufacturing, assembly, transport, customer use, charging, all the way through recycling and material recovery is 100 percent carbon neutral.
Apple’s first affordable smartphone in two years.