Apple iPhone SE unveiled
Apple iPhone SE comes in gold, silver, space grey and rose gold colour optionsApple Press Kit

After months of speculations, Apple finally pull the wraps off the new iPhone SE.

"iPhone SE is an exciting new idea — we started with a beloved, iconic design and reinvented it from the inside out. The result is the most beautiful and powerful phone with a four-inch display in the world," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president (worldwide marketing) said in a statement.

The new metal-clad Apple device sports same design language as seen in the 2013 flagship iPhone 5S. However, the iPhone SE's internal hardware is similar to the current marquee device iPhone 6S, except the 3D touch display feature.

iPhone SE sports 4.0-inch retina display with Touch-ID fingerprint sensor on the home button  and comes packed with the latest iOS 9.3, Apple's proprietary A9 SoC (System-on-Chip), M9 co-processor and 16GB/64GB inbuilt storage. It also boasts 12MP iSight camera with 4K video recording ability, live photos feature and on the front, it houses 1.2MP FaceTime camera with Retina flash.

Apple iPhone SE comes in-- 16GB and 64GB storage options for $399 (around €355/Rs 26,555) and $499 (around €444/Rs 33,200), respectively, making it the most affordable new Apple smartphone in the company's history. It comes in four colour options- gold, silver, space grey and rose gold.

The company has confirmed that the new iPhone SE pre-order service will go live on March 24 and hit stores on March 31 in select regions.

There are no specific release date details for the Indian market, but Apple iPhone SE is expected to be made available in India in early April with a base price of Rs 39,000 for 16GB model, not Rs 30,000 as previuosly reported.

Key specification of Apple iPhone SE:

Model Apple iPhone SE
Display 4.0-inch LED back-lit retina display (1136x640p)
  • Pixel density : 326 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Full sRGB standard
  • Fingerprint‑resistant oleo phobic coating
OS Apple iOS 9.3
Processor 64-bit class Apple A9 CPU with M9 co-processor
Storage capacity 16GB/64GB
Camera
  • Main:12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels, Live Photos, 4K video recording (3840x2160) at 30 fps, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Auto HDR for photos, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Auto image stabilization, Improved local tone mapping, Improved noise reduction, Face detection, Photo geotagging
  • Front: 1.2MP camera with 720p HD video recording, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Auto HDR for photos, Backside illumination sensor, Exposure control, Improved local tone mapping, Face detection, Timer mode, Burst mode
Battery Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Talk time: up to 14 hours on 3G
  • Internet use: close to 12 hours on 3G and up to 13 hours on Wi‑Fi
  • Video playback: up to 13 hours
  • Audio playback: close to 50 hours
  • Standby time: up to 10 days
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Touch ID fingerprint sensor, always on Siri (digital voice assistant), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC (Near Field Communication),A-GPS, GLONASS, iBeacon micro-location, FaceTime Wi-Fi (both video and audio) calling,
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 113 g
Colour options gold, silver, space grey and rose gold
Price
  • 16GB: $399 (around €355/Rs 26,555)
  • 64GB: $499 (around €444/Rs 33,200)
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