The new version of Apple’s entry-level smartphone features a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display with ‘True Tone,’ Touch ID that includes Haptic Touch, and an A13 Bionic Chip.
Regarding the new iPhone SE’s cameras, the smartphone features a single rear-facing f/1.8 12-megapixel wide shooter that includes optical image stabilization. This lens is also capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps, features slow-mo and time-lapse shooting modes, and includes Smart HDR that combines multiple shots into a single photo to improve the image’s detail and lighting.
This lens is also capable of ‘Portrait Mode’ and ‘Portrait Lighting’ effects like the iPhone 11 series, including ‘Stage Light,’ ‘Stage Light Mono’ and ‘High Key Mono.’ Unfortunately, the new SE’s Portrait Mode will only work on people and not pets or other objects. Strangely, the phone also doesn’t feature ‘Night mode’ photography.
On the front, the new iPhone SE’s camera comes in at 7-megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing shooter can shoot Portrait Mode images as well.
Other new features include Qi wireless charging, Gigabit LTE, Wi-Fi 6, dual-SIM support and IP68 water and dust resistance. The new SE also features Haptic Touch, Apple’s replacement for 3D Touch.
In several ways, the new SE is an iPhone 8 with the internal hardware of the iPhone 11. This means that the new SE should feature the same battery life as the iPhone 8, and also be compatible with iPhone 8 cases.
Anyone who found the display featured in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 too large and stuck with the iPhone SE’s 4-inch screen likely won’t have their mind changed by this new iPhone SE. Still, as far as Apple’s iPhone line goes, it seems like the iPhone SE (2020) is Apple’s new ‘small’ smartphone. The new SE also might be an option for iPhone users not interested in Face ID as the smartphone still features a physical Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Given Apple doesn’t seem to be launching a larger version of the new iPhone SE, it’s likely that the tech giant will continue to sell the iPhone 8 Plus in some regions. MobileSyrup has reached out to Apple for confirmation.
The iPhone SE (2020) starts at $599 CAD for the 64GB version, with the 128GB costing $699 and the 256GB being priced at $809. In the U.S. the phone’s pricing starts at $399. The current weak exchange rate is likely the result of the new iPhone SE costing $200 CAD more than it does in the U.S. iPhone SE colours include ‘Black,’ ‘White’ and ‘Product Red.’
Pre-orders are set to launch at 8AM ET/5AM PT on Friday, April 17th in Canada and the United States. The phone is set to start arriving at customer’s homes on April 24th.
Source: Apple Canada