Apple has launched its new iPhone SE (2022), continuing to offer largely the same design that was first introduced with the iPhone 6 in 2014. However, eight years later, the design is now a part of Apple’s entry-level offering.
The iPhone SE features the Apple A15 SoC inside, in line with the rest of the company’s flagship smartphone lineup. The move is in line with what Apple has offered with the iPhone SE before as well, adding its flagship mobile phone chip to its entry level device.
The device still features the same display size that Apple introduced in 2014, with a 4.7-inch Retina HD display flanked by large bezels. It also features the old Touch ID fingerprint sensor integrated into the Home button with a Taptic Engine beneath. Apple claims that the device now features the same external glass protection as the iPhone 13 – both on the display and to the rear as a protective layer.
Also present at the rear is a 12MP camera, which is powered by Apple's new image signal processor that's part of the A15 SoC. The camera offers Deep Fusion algorithms for enhancing low light performance, and offers 'Smart HDR 4' – Apple's latest software-enhanced HDR mode in both photography and videography.
Other features of the Apple iPhone SE (2022) include IP67 water and dust resistance rating, and 5G connectivity that comes in tow with the company's latest mobile processor. However, Apple does not detail the kind of battery life that the smartphone will offer, only stating that the same will be "better" than before.
The latest generation iPhone SE will be available in three storage sizes – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. It will also be available in three colour shades, which Apple calls Midnight, Starlight and a Product RED variant. Prices of the smartphone start at Rs 43,900 in India, with preorders starting on March 11 – and sales on March 18.
Alongside the new iPhone SE, Apple also added a new colour shade to its iPhone 13 lineup. The latter now includes a shade of green on both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro, which too will be available at the same timeline.