Apple’s new budget iPhone SE now official, priced in PH

Apple’s new budget iPhone SE now official, priced in PH

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We’ve previously heard of the nearing launch of Apple’s budget offering that follows its first iPhone SE. Some of the specs were even leaked before its release but now that the company has taken its wraps off, here’s what the second iteration iPhone SE has to offer.

The 2020 iPhone SE is basically an iPhone 8 with better hardware. It features the same 4.7-inch display size with a Retina HD panel and right below it is a capacitive Touch ID fingerprint sensor protected by sapphire crystal.


Cameras get an update in terms of a 12-megapixel main shooter for the rear that come with Smart HDR photography. It also has what the company calls monocular depth-sensing technology for achieving bokeh on portrait shots. For video recording, cinematic video stabilization is present that lets its users shoot up to 4K resolution at 60fps with studio audio recording. For selfies, a 7-megapixel sensor takes care of things.

Powering the device is the company’s A13 SoC — the same chip they used on iPhone 11. Wireless charging, Wi-Fi 6, LTE-A, and dual SIM capabilities are some of its features. It’s also important to note that the new iPhone SE now comes with 18W charging for faster top-up times. In fact, Apple promises a charging time of 0-50% in just about 30 minutes.

Pre-orders for the phone will begin on April 17 with shipping starting April 24, 2020. It will be available in black, white, and red. As for pricing, it’s announced at US$ 399 for the 64GB variant and US$ 449 and US$ 549 for the 128GB and 256GB storage options, respectively.

However, for the Philippines, Apple’s page lists the iPhone SE at PhP 26,490 for the 64GB model, PhP 30,490 for 128GB, and PhP 36,490 for the 256GB storage.