During Apple’s Peek Performance spring event, it was unveiled that a new third-generation iPhone SE model is coming. Comes nearly two years after the release of the popular second-generation iPhone SE in April 2020, the much anticipated cheap smartphone.
To help you get up to speed on all the latest Singapore news, as well as everything you need to learn regarding the brand new iPhone SE 3, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide.
Design: What’s new?
The redesigned SE maintains the same form factor as the previous SE model, centered around a 4.7-inch display and a Home button.
However, Apple claims that the glass on both the front and back of its devices is now “the strongest” in a smartphone. According to many SG news reports, there is a noticeable weight reduction from the previous generation, going from 148 grams to just under 140 grams.
To put it another way, the new iPhone SE doesn’t look all that different from the old one. As a result, the SE 3 still has a Home button, and the Touch ID option is still the fastest method of unlocking and securing the entry-level iPhone.
Those who prefer Touch ID over Face ID or want a Home button will be happy to know that this hasn’t altered.
Features and specs
This year’s iPhone SE is powered by the same A15 Bionic CPU as the iPhone 13-series devices. Apple boasts that the new SE will be eight times faster than that of the iPhone 8 thanks to its six-core CPU – a pretty dated basis of comparison, to be fair.
And finally, the latest news in Singapore indicates that a four-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine round out the package. It has also been mentioned that up to 15 hours of video playback will finally make its debut compared to the previous 13 hours for the second-generation SE, Apple claims.
This really doesn’t seem to indicate any changes in the battery’s size, because the chassis design looks to be intact; rather, it’s due to the A15’s efficiency, advancements in the battery architecture Apple uses, and the typical OS optimizations.
It’s finally here and as expected: Apple’s new SE finally offers 5G connectivity, making it the company’s least expensive 5G phone.
Is it a significant upgrade?
The iPhone SE 3 is given many of the same specifications as the SE 2 in many other areas. 1334×750 at 326ppi and a 12MP rear camera including a 7MP front-facing camera have the same specifications and an f/1.8 wide aperture.
But the A15’s capabilities extend to other areas, allowing the camera, for example, to offer new functions despite being built on the same technology. At 1080p and 120 frames per second, you may shoot slow-motion video at 1080p and 120 frames per second, which were not accessible on the SE 2 model.
Three finishes are available for you to pick from when it comes to color. Red, Midnight, and Starlight are the three main components of this particular product.
The SE’s starting price in the UK is £419, while in the US it is $429. As is customary, pricing varies based on storage capacity, with options of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
At these rates, Apple’s quality features and parts can be afforded by most consumers. On the other hand, we can’t help but be underwhelmed by the results. A sub-$300 iPhone SE was rumored to compete with the lowest Android phones before the event took place, suggesting that Apple would finally address the truly affordable end of the market.
Despite our predictions, Apple failed to reach the $400 mark, which would have guaranteed a massive hit for the firm. It’ll still do well, but many people can’t shake the feeling that Apple squandered a golden chance.
When will it launch?
A few days after the 8 March 2022 announcement, you’ll be able to finally get your grubby hands for the new iPhone SE. On Friday, March 11th, Apple’s website will begin taking pre-orders for the SE, and the phone will go on sale in stores on March 18th.
More than a few outlets are carrying the latest iPhone. Only buy the third-generation or 2022 iPhone SE, as many retailers will still be selling the second-generation unit from 2020, which has an outdated A13 CPU and doesn’t support 5G connectivity.