On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage for the first time this year. In this first keynote, the executive lifted the curtain on several highly anticipated new products. Not surprisingly, iPhone SE 5G the person who established himself as the big star of the event.
5G with Touch ID, SoC A15 Bionic and vintage design
The iPhone SE 5G tackles assets already popularized by its predecessors. Much like an iPhone 8, the phone is a 4.7 inch LCD screen. Too small for our current uses, this touchscreen is surrounded by large bezels. Apple uses the same protection as the iPhone 13 to protect the front and back from potential damage. It also has IP67 certification against water and dust.
At the lower limit, we find Touch ID fingerprint reader. As expected, Apple is taking the form factor of its older iPhones to the letter. Very compact, the third iPhone SE of the name should please little hands.
As noted by Tim Cook, the compact format is very popular with some users. “The iPhone SE has been an incredibly popular choice among our current users and new iPhone customers, thanks to its iconic design, outstanding performance and affordability.”meets the group. Apparently, Apple therefore relies on a proven formula for this reason.
Rear camera is coming a single 12 megapixel sensor. Apple has announced a brand new large format lens (ƒ/1.8). Thanks to this lens, it can shoot 4K / 30 fps. First of all, Apple is adding a host of new software features taken from its latest high-end smartphones.
There we find particularly photography styles (AI powered filters), cinema mode, Deep Fusion, and Smart HDR 4. Also note the presence of the Centered frame option (which keeps the user’s face in the center of the screen during a video call) launched on the iPad Pro last spring. But these additions don’t hide hardware that is still starving.
The unique innovations of the iPhone SE 3 are invisible. In this generation, Apple has really been content with improving performance. Replaces iPhone SE 2020’s A13 Bionic SoC an A15 Bionic chipset. It’s the same super-powered chip that powers the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max.
Despite its small size, the latest generation iPhone SE should offer: best flight performance. During the keynote, Apple noted that the iPhone SE 2022 is significantly more powerful than previous models with a similar appearance.
Thanks to the new SoC, iPhone SE is compatible with 5G. This First model in the series to benefit from 5G compatibility. This addition will enable Apple to democratize 5G among budget-constrained iOS users.
Apple did not specify the size of the battery integrated into the iPhone SE. For the record, the previous model was still somewhat lacking in autonomy. But Apple guarantees autonomy is better in this new version. We regret the lack of MagSafe magnetic backup.
Finally, remember that the iPhone SE 5G features: 256GB internal storage. In the previous model, Apple did not offer more than 128 GB of memory. This year options include 64, 128 and 256 GB. On the software side, the iPhone SE 2022 runs iOS 15, the latest version of Apple’s operating system.
iPhone SE 5G price and release date
apple will open iPhone SE 5G pre-orders are available starting Friday, March 11 at 2 PM.. The first deliveries will arrive the following week, Friday, March 18. On that day, the smartphone will also land in stores (Apple Store and dealers). Apple rejected the iPhone SE three colors : red, black and white.
iPhone SE is available in France at the starting price 529 euros. Here is the full fee schedule:
- iPhone SE 64GB: 529 Euros
- iPhone SE 128GB: 579 Euros
- iPhone SE 256GB: 699 Euros
Contrary to rumors, Apple therefore offers the phone at a slightly higher price than the previous model.