After a multitude of leaks and rumors, Apple today took the wraps off of the iPhone SE, its new 4-inch iPhone.
The iPhone SE looks a lot like an iPhone 5s, but it’s got upgraded internals that are similar to the iPhone 6s. That includes the A9 processor, which give the iPhone SE the same processing power of the iPhone 6s and twice the speed of the iPhone 5s.
Another upgrade that the iPhone SE has over the iPhone 5s is it rear camera. The iPhone SE offers a 12-megapixel rear camera with True Tone flash and support for Live Photos and 4K video capture, similar to the rear camera on the iPhone 6s. On the front of the iPhone SE is a 1.2-megapixel camera that supports 720p video capture and a Retina Flash feature that’ll flash the screen when you’re taking a selfie.
Also packed into the iPhone SE’s body is a 4-inch 1136×640 display, NFC and a Secure Element to enable Apple Pay, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and both Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE. Speaking of LTE, the A1662 model that Apple lists as being compatible with T-Mobile does include support for LTE bands 2, 4, and 12. Also included is HSPA 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100MHz and GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz.
The iPhone SE will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray, just like its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus siblings. Apple will begin taking orders for the iPhone SE on March 24, and the new device will launch one week later on March 31. As for pricing? The iPhone SE will start at $399 for the 16GB model and go up to $499 for the 64GB version. Apple also says that the iPhone SE will start at $17 per month on a 24-month installment plan.
T-Mobile hasn’t announced any plans to carry the iPhone SE as of this post going up, but its name is included in the Carriers section of the iPhone SE’s specs page. Stay tuned and I’ll update this post when I hear from T-Mo itself about the iPhone SE.
So now that it’s official, what do you all make of the iPhone SE? Any small phone fans going to pick one up?