Apple has announced a new iPhone outside the month of September for the first time since 2016, and outside autumn for only the second time in a decade. It is a very big deal. It’s the new iPhone SE for 2020.
Apple’s popular first-gen iPhone SE was discontinued in September 2018, and fans of small, affordable handsets have been asking for a replacement ever since. At long last, they’ve got it – although it isn’t quite as small this time around.
Price: How much does the iPhone SE (2020) cost?
- iPhone SE (2020, 64GB): £419/BHD 195
- iPhone SE (2020, 128GB): £469/BHD 218
- iPhone SE (2020, 256GB): £569/BHD 264
iPhone SE (2020) design
The iPhone SE for 2020 takes its design cues from the iPhone 8 (it will reportedly fit into iPhone 8 cases), so this isn’t a return to the ultra-compact 4in design of the iPhone SE (2016), nor do we get the squared-off corners of the iPad Pro range – both of which were touted, and in some cases demanded, in the run up to the launch.
There’s only a single camera lens on the rear, and it keeps the Home button – so Touch ID is the order of the day rather than Face ID.
iPhone SE (2020) specs and new features
Don’t expect envelope-pushing specs and features at this price, but this is still a solid offering. Here’s the specs sheet:
- A13 Bionic processor
- 3GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage
- 4.7in (1334×750 at 326 ppi) display, 625 nits brightness, 1400:1 contrast, True Tone
- 12Mp (f/1.8) rear-facing camera with flash, Portrait mode, 4K video
- 7Mp (f/2.2) front-facing camera, Portrait mode
- IP67 water and dust resistance
- 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm; 148g