Apple’s New iPhone SE Is Powerful, Familiar, And From Only S$649

Apple has just announced its newest second-generation iPhone SE, which will help to meet the demands from those looking for a smaller, more affordable iPhone. The second-generation iPhone SE looks just like the iPhone 8, only with a better camera, processor, and price tag. 

It comes with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD Retina display, large bezels on the top and bottom, and most importantly to some, a home button with Touch ID – a feature that’s been taken away in new iPhone models. 

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The new iPhone SE runs on Apple’s new A13 Bionic chip, the same featured in the newer iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models. It has an eight-core neural engine, and a CPU and GPU that is significantly stronger than the original iPhone SE. 

This chipset will help to ensure that the iPhone SE will be able to last a lot longer than the iPhone 8 which runs on the A11 chip from 2017 and will be able to take photos that are on par with the iPhone 11 models. 

Unlike newer iPhone models, the second-generation iPhone SE will come with only one 12-megapixel camera lens on the rear as well as a flash. The camera will also come with a Portrait mode that uses both machine learning and “monocular depth estimation” to detect depths and faces to ensure great portraits are taken using the 7-megapixel front-facing camera. 

The iPhone SE will come with the lightning connector. It is also able to be charged wirelessly through Qi technology, and supports fast charging. It will also run the latest version of the iOS software, iOS 13, meaning users will get to enjoy features such as Dark Mode and Sign In With Apple.

The second-generation iPhone SE will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB in three colours: Black, White, and Product(Red). It will be available for pre-order on Apple’s website from 17 April from S$649.