As expected, Apple at its ‘Let Us Loop You In’ event on Monday has unveiled a 4-inch iPhone.
Called the Apple iPhone SE (where the SE is thought to stand for ‘special edition’), the new Apple smartphone is meant to address both the demand for a smaller screen iPhone, as well as the demand for a cheap iPhone. The company says that it sold more than 30 million 4-inch iPhone models in 2015.
The Apple iPhone SE features innards similar to the iPhone 6s, but comes with a design and form factor that’s reminiscent of the iPhone 5s – the company’s last 4-inch iPhone.
The company says that the iPhone SE has the same processing power as the iPhone 6s, which it launched last year. The iPhone SE is twice as powerful than the iPhone 5s, which it launched in 2013.
Looking nearly identical to the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE comes with the colour variants introduced with the iPhone 6s – including Rose Gold.
Apple has priced the iPhone SE 16GB at $399, while the 64GB variant is priced at $499. The new iPhone will go on sale on March 31, and will be in 100 countries by May. The India price of the iPhone SE starts at Rs. 39,000.
For specifications, the iPhone SE features the iPhone 6s’ Apple A9 SoC and M9 motion coprocessor, 12-megapixel iSight (rear) camera with 4K video support, a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime (front) camera, Bluetooth 4.2, improved Wi-Fi and LTE, new microphones, and Apple Pay support with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.