Apple’s iPhone SE tech specs

Apple has just announced a new 4-inch handset at its ‘Let us loop you in’ event on Monday. Dubbed the iPhone SE, the device is practically the same (dimensionally) as the iPhone 5/5s, but has very different hardware inside.


Ultimately though, while the iPhone SE might look like just an upgraded iPhone 5s from outside, it packs in almost the same internals as the iPhone 6s. Here’s what is inside the iPhone SE:

Specs iPhone SE
OS iOS 9.3
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
RAM 1 GB (To be confirmed)
Retina Display
4‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display
1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Full sRGB standard
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Height: 123.8 mm
Width: 58.6 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight 113 grams
iSight Rear Camera
12-megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels
ƒ/2.2 aperture
Live Photos
Improved local tone mapping
Improved noise reduction
Sapphire crystal lens cover
True Tone flash
Backside illumination sensor
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
Exposure control
Auto HDR for photos
Face detection
Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
Timer mode
Photo geotagging
Video Recording
4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
True Tone flash
Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
Time-lapse video with stabilization
Cinematic video stabilization
Continuous autofocus video
Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
Playback zoom
Face detection
3x zoom
Video geotagging
FaceTime Front Camera
1.2-megapixel photos
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Retina Flash
720p HD video recording
Auto HDR for photos and videos
Backside illumination sensor
Face detection
Burst mode
Exposure control
Timer mode
Battery Not yet known
Battery life
Talk time: Up to 12 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 10 days
Internet use (3G): Up to 12 hours
Internet use (LTE): Up to 13 hours
Internet use (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hours
HD video playback: Up to 13 hours
Audio playback: Up to 50 hours
Cellular and Wireless
LTE Advanced (Model A1662: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29 | Model A1723: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi calling
Touch ID Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button
Apple Pay Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores and within apps
Three-axis gyro
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning
Storage Capacity
Space Gray
Rose Gold

These are the official specs for the new iPhone SE, which will become available for pre-order on March 24th.

What do you think about the iPhone SE? Will you be ditching your iPhone 5s for it?

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