New iPhone SE introduced with 4.7-inch screen and Touch ID, starts at $399


If you’re a fan of smaller screens on smartphones, Apple has a new device for you.

The new iPhone SE is official with a 4.7-inch display and A13 Bionic processor, which is the same chip found in Apple’s flagship iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. There’s also a Touch ID fingerprint reader on this second generation iPhone SE rather than a Face ID scanner.

Diving into the raw specs, this new iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch 1334×750 LCD screen on its face plus a 7MP selfie camera. Around back is a 12MP cam with portrait mode and Portrait Lighting support plus optical image stabilization. Video recording is supported up to 4K at 60fps, but you can also capture 1080p video at up to 60fps or 720p at 30fps.

The body of the iPhone SE is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance, meaning it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. There’s a Lightning port for charging and Qi wireless charging support is included as well if you prefer. Unsurprisingly, Apple has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on the new iPhone SE, just like it has on its other recent iPhone models.

Apple’s new iPhone includes NFC and Express Cards support as well as support for dual SIMs, with one physical nano SIM card and one eSIM. There’s support for gigabit-class LTE and Wi-Fi 6 in there, too.

The LTE bands supported by the new iPhone SE include 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, and 71.

Apple says that the iPhone SE will be available with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of storage at $399, $449, and $549, respectively. You’ll be able to pre-order the new iPhone SE from Apple at 5:00 am PT this Friday, April 17th, and the phone will launch on April 24th.

There’s been no official announcement from T-Mobile about the iPhone SE, but Apple does say that it’ll be available from “select carriers” in the US and T-Mo is listed in the “Carriers” section of the iPhone SE specs page. So it’s definitely possible that we’ll see this new iPhone on T-Mobile’s shelves.

With its smaller display, Touch ID fingerprint reader, and $399 starting price, the new iPhone SE has the potential to be a hit for Apple. There aren’t a ton of phones out there with sub-5-inch screens, but the new iPhone SE offers that while still packing a new A13 Bionic processor that should keep performance zippy for a while. And there’s the $399 price, which will make the new iPhone an attractive option for folks who can’t or don’t want to spend $1,000 on a new flagship.

What do you think of Apple’s new iPhone SE?


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  • Ben

    Please be a trade if deal from T-Mobile themselves. 6S $200 off or something.

    • mikeZo6

      Apple only giving $80 trade for 6s

      • Ben

        Actually you have no idea what you are talking about. Last year TMobile gave $400 off a pixel 3a with a OG pixel trade in that was worth $80 or so. Google themselves gave around $80-100 for the og pixel trade in towards $399 pixel 3a. T-Mobile trade-in values are completely different than what the manufacturers give Don’t even try to compare. I got a iPhone XR with a iPhone 6S trade in for $390 off. Apple themselves where giving $220 or less. Don’t even try to say apple is deferent lol. No aren’t a cheap a like me. I’m all about the deals. I know how they work.

        • rrrbc

          Obviously Ben, you are the one who didn’t or can’t read ;-)
          If you check the trade in price on the Apple SE page they give $80 for iPhone 6S (or $170 for iPhone 8). mileZo6 was just passing the Apple trade into.
          But yeah, T-Mo may give a better trade-in deal. They are giving a “free” 11 for an 8 trade-in, so that discount is somewhere around $500 net after subtracting market value for iPhone 8. But you gotta pay 2 years on an eligible postpaid plan to qualify.

        • Ben

          You still don’t get it. I got a $390 master card for a iPhone 6s trade in on a XR at Costco for TMobile. No waiting 2 years. Also I got a free pixel 3a with a pixel og I got off eBay for $75. T-Mobile gave me $400 of bill credits for 2 years on the trade in of that. Sure it takes 2 years but I’ve had TMobile for 16 years and I have 10 simple choice lines for $180 a month. So I’m never changing carriers. Stop acting like 2 years is a big deal. I’m also not talking at all about add a line trade in deals. The XR and 3A both where only trade in deals not add a line.

        • rrrbc

          You still don’t get it. When you typed: “Actually you have no idea what you are talking about.” to Ben when he mentioned the Apple trade-in offer, you had no idea what he was talking about.

        • Ben

          His original comment has change. He edited it bro. “Apple only giving $80 trade for 6s no way Tmo will do $200 for such old iPhone.”

        • Ben

          He’s specifically is a dingus and doesn’t think T-Mobile would offer more money than a phone’s worth when I’m proving the fact that I purchased multiple phones in the past with trade and phones and got way more higher value from them with tmo trade in offers. Get your facts straight bro. I’m right and you’re wrong and the reason I’m right is because it’s a proven fact go look at past deals they literally gave me 400 bucks for an original pixel that was worth $75 on eBay.

        • Ben

          He is not just passing the info his original comment before he edited it was that he doesn’t think tmo would every have the audacity to give more money than Apple glory to Apple would ever give. “Apple only giving $80 trade for 6s no way Tmo will do $200 for such old iPhone.” You all are fools and I am correct and I’m only correct because it’s a fact.

        • mikeZo6

          Actually you don’t know what your talking about LOL

  • VanceDuke

    This is more Iphone 8 v2 than SE v2. Either way it looks enticing for someone looking to not drop a thousand on a new phone.

    • timmyjoe42

      It was rumored to be called the iPhone 9, but I think this gives it a better distinction that the processor is more than 1 iteration better than an 8.

  • Kaulana1989

    It has band 41 46 and 48

  • Michael Elkin

    Wow, so this is just as fast as the 11 or 11 Pro for only $400. I think Apple just cornered the phone market. This is an unbelievable deal.

    • dcmanryan

      The Pixel 4a just lost a ton of sales. Apple will now own the $400-$500 market.

    • K056 Wils

      It had a greats sale price at Best Buy I hope Sprint has a promotional period.

    • Mike

      Technically it’s faster than the iPhone 11 Pro because it has a lower resolution screen and has to push less pixels.

  • NardVa

    This phone is grossly overpriced. A phone with a 4.7 inch 720p screen in 2020 should be $200 at the most. Apple must really think consumers are dumb.

    • Martyy

      Apple is smart and this device will be a hit. Some people don’t care about screen resolution or screen size. The phone has a solid processor, good camera, and the consistent updates make it a good phone.

      • alfonzso

        Exactly. When people say it’s overpriced, they are only considering the hardware. But with Apple, you are also paying for local support, a decent ecosystem, and privacy.

    • Trevnerdio

      As much as I’m not a fan of Apple, the specs inside the phone (processor, sensors, cameras) and build quality make this quite a deal from Apple. This is just half the cost of their other, lower end devices.

    • Brandon Robinson

      They don’t think, they know, its their business model

      • K056 Wils

        Let’s keep that secret. My son likes it because it fits in his pocket. He is very active, so the size makes it comfortably to transport. He always preferred smaller phones.

    • UniBroW

      1080 would be a waste at the expense of battery life

    • Moby

      Those $200 phones you mention aren’t iPhones.

      This is a great price for an iPhone with Apple’s latest processor the A13. If you spend $200, you’ll get what you pay for.

    • K056 Wils

      Apple does proven many times that they think consumers are stupid. The Xs Max was proof of that. It got poor data service, over heated, and I haven’t had it for 18 months yet. It’s battery life is bad. It is not a high grade phone. It sold for its attractive appealing device. Apple didn’t stand behind their warranty. I won’t make that mistake again with Apple. I purchased the Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB. I always loved Samsung. In 2015 I was impressed with iOS. Easy settings. Great features. But Apple is now taking advantage. I hope more people boycott Apple. They need to realize people will not put up with being taken advantage of.

      • Mike

        Sounds like you have a lemon… I never had issues with my XS Max like you stated. It’s build and performance is in line with any other iPhone.

        • K056 Wils

          I googled it a lot of Xs Max customers had issues with data. Another person reported that the tech changed the data to 3 G, so he could get data. I was not getting data. I also saw a lot of problems on the Sprint Community. My brother got a good phone like you. I was mostly frustrated because Apple wouldn’t stand behind their warranty. They gave me the run around. I called Sprint during the warranty. They tried to get me to add a line. They admitted the phone was defective but didn’t replace it. I never had problems with Apple before. I started with the IPhone 5, and I upgrade every year. I loved the phone and ios. I hope it gets better. I am glad you received a good phone.

  • Jake Walker

    Was it clear if this will support the 600mHz band or whichever penetrates buildings/structures better? I see the bands posted, thank you, but my little brain has forgotten which bands do what. Either way, this thing is still a killer. Of course, after I’ve already upgraded my 1st Gen. iPhone SE to a Xs, arghhhhh.

    • JMF_mobile

      Yes, band 71 is the 600Mhz frequency you referenced and that T-Mobile is doing all it’s expansion on. I’d never buy a new phone that didn’t include it.

  • Dacoldest

    4.7in screen is a no go for me. I just can’t go back to a screen that small. Seemed fine back then but now… nope

    • riverhorse

      It’s for the pre-K set.

      • Hey I have 60 something year old parents who despise large screen phones. They didn’t want gesture-based navigation so this is actually perfect for them.

    • StringsAttached

      Agree! I was ready to preorder until I saw the screen size.

  • This is definitely a undercut but Apple with they ridiculous prices. Consumers will bait into though

  • Surf Rider 11

    5G ready?

    • Adan Raygoza

      No, not until iPhone 12

  • David

    not 5G ready that will be in the iphone12

  • Dominimmiv

    As usual since no MicroSD card they gouge on the price-$150 price increase when you go from 64gb to 256gb….when a decent MicoSD card is $40……

  • The Borg

    Any phone released after the s20 should automatically be a 5g phone. Anything less, your going backwards.