Apple, for good, has revealed a new smartphone in the budget segment — the 2020 edition of the iPhone SE (we’ll call it the iPhone SE 2), which is basically a repercussion to the original iPhone SE launched apace with the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus back in 2016.
Interestingly, the iPhone SE 2 aligns with the iPhone 8 from 2017 in terms of design but completely ignores the phones in the iPhone 11 line, which have new designs and features, i.e. a display with the notch, no fingerprint scanner, multiple camera lenses, and so on. TL;DR, it allies with the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 unceasingly hence unenthused.
The device carries a single 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture at the back and a mundane Apple logo, while at the front it gets a 4.7-inch display (1334 x 720px) within two large top and bottom bezels along with an accustomed “home” button that also doubles as a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
However, this 2020 edition phone does get a few eminent upgrades, majorly an inclusion of the new A13 Bionic processor. It has 64GB storage in minimum, Wi-Fi 6, dual SIM card support, wireless charging, IP67 certification, and so on.
The device will ship with iOS 13 out of the box and will be getting all the latest iOS updates just like the iPhone 11 series.
As for the pricing, the new iPhone SE 2 will go on sale starting at $399 matching Google’s Pixel 3a price and even the upcoming Pixel 4a (we’ll have to see).
Regarding availability, pre-orders are starting as of 17th April Friday while it will go on sale starting 24th April. The color option includes Black, White, and Product Red colors. On top of that, the company is also offering a free year of Apple TV Plus along with the purchase.
Although there’s no word on iPhone SE 2 availability in Nepal, it could definitely pat the price-sensitive Nepalese smartphone market.