The New iPhone SE 2020 is only $399

Finally it's here! Apple used the same strategy as they did back in 2016 with the original SE - being that they re-used the chassis from the previous iPhone 5s.


Apple did it again this year with the exact same chassis as the iPhone 8. Rumors originally had it that they might release a plus size version of this, but that doesn't look the case with this model. The best part about it, is Apple finally showed that they can release a quality phone for a budget price! For the last 6 years Apple has been doing a good job at excluding the people who really can't afford Apple products. I get it, Apple wants the exclusivity, but it's unfair to those who really benefit from their products. Be that as it may, I am impressed this year with Apple finally giving into the voice of the people, and we don't even care if its the same body as the iPhone 8 because the iPhone 8 is still more expensive than this!



What really stands out to me about this product is the fact that they chose to keep the finger print reader. Since the iPhone 8, many people thought that it was never coming back. I guess it makes a lot of sense thought because they wouldn't be able to re-use the iPhone 8 chassis for that, so they literally just slapped a new logic board into the iPhone 8 and called it the SE. Like I said, I am not mad about that AT ALL. Another interesting feature is the Dual sim capability even in the US. This can be done because it has a secondary eSIM like what is used in the Apple Watch. It's not a physical SIM card, it's a built-in encrypted key for a sort of "partition" that enables another phone number to be attached and even number-shared. This model comes in 3 sizes. 64, 128, 256GB.


Hardware:

  • Retina HD display

  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology

  • 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)

  • True Tone display

  • Wide color display (P3)

  • Haptic Touch

  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)

  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

  • Display Zoom

  • Reachability


Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529


Video:

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps

  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps

  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps

  • Optical image stabilization for video

  • Digital zoom up to 3x

  • LED True Tone flash

  • QuickTake video

  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps

  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization

  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)

  • Continuous autofocus video

  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video

  • Playback zoom

  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264

  • Stereo recording


Front Camera:

  • 7MP camera

  • ƒ/2.2 aperture

  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)

  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps

  • Retina Flash

  • QuickTake video

  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos

  • Auto HDR for photos

  • Auto image stabilization

  • Burst mode

  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)


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