Apple iPhone SE – the most powerful 4-inch smartphone ever

Apple has unveiled the iPhone SE, its new 4-inch smartphone with the power of the iPhone 6s, but in the body of the iPhone 5s.

The iPhone SE has the rear camera of the iPhone 6s, the front camera of the iPhone 5s, and boasts the A9 processor of the latest flagship iPhone.

Live Photos, 4K video recording, and slow-motion video are all supported by the SE.

The iPhone SE also has Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor and support for NFC and Apple Pay.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 are also included.

The SE does not support 3D Touch, though, a feature which is still exclusive to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

The device is available in two models, priced as follows:

  • 16GB: $399
  • 64GB: $499

Colour options available are: Silver, Gold, Space Grey, and Rose Gold.

Orders will open on 24 March, and the phone will be available on 31 March.

South Africa is not on the list of launch countries, but Apple said the SE would be available in over 100 countries by the end of May.

Apple iPhone SE
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 113g
Operating system iOS 9.3
Display 4″ Retina (1,136 x 640)
Main camera 12MP iSight
Front camera 1.2MP
Processor 64-bit A9
RAM 1GB (reported)
Memory 16GB/64GB
Battery 1,642mAh (reported)
Networks LTE, HSPA+

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