Apple has finally released the budget smartphone called iPhone SE 2020. The new iPhone comes as the second-generation of original iPhone SE from 2016, and is targeted towards the budget market. The most important aspect of this new iPhone is its price as it starts at just $399, making it affordable for a large portion of the customers, especially those living in developing economies.
Although it features the old aluminium design with glass back that is very similar to iPhone 8, the second-generation iPhone SE is packed with modern specifications including the A13 Bionic chip, which is found on the iPhone 11 series. The device has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, second-generation Touch ID, 12-megapixel rear camera with Portrait mode, Qi Wireless charging, IP67 water resistant to 1 meter for 30 minutes and more. The device comes in three color options including black, white and (PRODUCT)RED.
Unlike iPhone 8 the new Second-Generation iPhone SE features dual SIM capability with eSIM technology, enabling users to have one physical and one virtual SIM on their device and have two different phone numbers.
As expected Second-Generation iPhone SE does not feature 3D Touch technology and like the new iPhone 11 relies on Haptic Touch for Quick Actions and other 3D Touch related features.
With the release of iPhone SE Apple has now discontinued iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, both of which are no longer available for purchase on Apple’s official website.
Apple says Second-Generation iPhone SE will be available for pre-order on Friday April 17, 2020. The device starts at $399 with 64GB storage. The 128GB and 256GB variants cost $449 and $549 respectively.