Apple presents its new iPhone SE 2, its most affordable phone
It had been waiting for so long that when it came true, it seemed like a mirage. In the middle of the hurricane Covid-19 that forced him to change his plans, in the face of the looming economic storm and with great uncertainties in the technology sector, Apple wanted to take advantage of some downwind with the renewal of your new ‘low cost’ smartphone. As rumored, it is called iPhone SE. It is the second generation and is committed to updating its guts.
Surprisingly, the technology giant announced its new terminal on Tuesday, which promises to make up for possible drops in sales at a general level. It is a “smartphone” that has a screen 4.7-inch Retina HD type (1,334 x 750p), which is directly inspired by the iPhone 8 released in 2017. In addition, it supports playback in Dolby Vision and HDR10. With the return of the Home button, the security measure comes dependent on the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Preserving the classic aesthetics, it presents a compact design. The main novelties are hidden inside. The secret lies in its A13 Bionic microchip, the same “brain” found in the company’s latest terminals, which promises good performance, although it has not yet been tested properly. It has a system based on machine learning and a technology called Neural Engine that is capable, according to the company, of processing five trillion operations per second.
In addition, it has a camera 12 megapixel with a focal aperture of F1.8 -reused from other previous models- capable of performing portrait mode (blurring the background to make the subject in the foreground) by means of software, that is, betting on computational photography. Something that significantly differentiates it from the most advanced iPhone that has a triple rear camera. As for video, the rear camera records in high definition 4K up to 60 frames per second.
This is the main sacrifice to defend a price, which a priori, is very attractive: 489 euros. The new device, which will come in three colors (black, white and red), will come to Spain on April 24 Although it can be booked from Friday, in addition to these characteristics, it is resistant to dust and water (up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes, according to IP67 certification). A decision that, in that sense, It puts you at the height of other terminals despite some limitations.
Governed by the iOS 13 operating system, another interesting feature is that it can be charged wirelessly (thanks to compatible chargers, not included), supports dual SIM cards thanks to the eSIM -virtual SIM card-, so it can be interesting as a business mobile. In turn, it supports 4G connections.