Apple unveils the iPhone SE, its iPhone less than 500 euros

No iPhone 9 but the return of the iPhone SE to Apple. In the format of an iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch screen, this smartphone takes the processor of the iPhone 11 at a price below 500 euros. 

“The iPhone  you’ve been waiting for. At an unexpected price. “This is the slogan chosen by Apple to unveil the iPhone SE , its” low cost “model at an effectively reduced price: 489 euros! While Chinese manufacturers and Samsung are scrambling on the high end to compete with the iPhone 11, Apple responds by attacking the mid-range with a smartphone that seems to go back several years. Maybe even four years back, date of the first SE model, released between the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7.

The return of Touch ID allows you to validate your payments by placing your finger on the main button.  © Apple

Indeed, Apple has chosen a reduced format with a screen with a diagonal of 4.7 inches, the screen of the iPhone 6, 7 and 8! It is the sacrifice to buy an iPhone for less than 500 euros. And even less than 350 euros if it is within the framework of an exchange with an old model. Apple’s promise is simple: the power of the iPhone 11 in a reduced size. Under the Retina HD panel, there is therefore the A13 Bionic chip and 64 to 256 GB of storage memory. The memory is not specified, but it is expected to 4GB, as on an iPhone 11.

A single rear photo sensor

Another promise from Apple: the photo quality of the iPhone 8 with a single rear 12 million pixel sensor , but reinforced by the A13 Bionic chip for image processing like Smart HDR and the various effects of ‘lighting. Even if it is not the equipment of the iPhone 11, it should allow high quality shots, as well as successful videos with recording in 4K up to 60 frames per second. For selfies , a 7 million pixel sensor.

On the design side, aluminum and glass, and sapphire crystal for the big return of the main button. It allows access to the different functions but also of course to unlock the device or pay online with your fingerprint since it incorporates the Touch ID function abandoned since some models. All working with iOS 13 with ”  autonomy similar to the iPhone 8  ” dixit Apple. Which means about eight hours of battery life .