Its been a long time coming. The upgrade to the popular iPhone SE that launched in the spring of 2016 is upon us. Due out next Friday 24th April, the iPhone SE (2020) will be available in Red, White and Black in 64GB, 128GB & 256GB variants.
The iPhone SE 2020, will look to plug the gap in Apples current phone portfolio both from a price and size point of view. The iPhone SE starts from £419 for the 64GB up to £569 for the 256GB model. This is significantly cheaper than the iPhone 11 price at £729 for the 64GB and £879 for the 256GB model. Once more, the iPhone SE has the same super-fast A13 chipset found in both the iPhone 11 & 11 Pro making multitasking a breeze. But perhaps the most important thing is the size, at 4.7” it’s the same size as the iPhone 8. Since the launch of the iPhone 8, each model has increased in size with the iPhone 11 measuring 6.1″ and the 11 Pro Max 6.5”, customers who didn’t want a large smart phone were reluctant to upgrade from their iPhone SE/6/7/8 . This feels like a smart move from Apple who will hope to encourage these customers to upgrade to the iPhone SE 2020.
But what else is new? The new iPhone SE includes the impressive ‘Portrait mode’ camera feature, which artfully blurs the background of your subject and gives you more professional looking shots. Portrait mode also lets you control the ‘depth of field’ with the intuitive depth control ‘slider’ so if you enjoy taking photos with your mobile, you can expect to take some great looking snaps with your iPhone SE 2020. Same goes with video capture, you can shoot and view your videos in 4K which is a welcome edition. The iPhone SE is also dust and water resistant, something which is now common with recent iPhone upgrades but users moving from iPhone 7 or below can now rest assured their phone will survive a dunk in the sink or being exposed in dusty environments.
Its also worth noting, that the SE 2020 welcomes the return of the familiar home button and ’Touch ID’ unlocking feature, something which was believed to have been shelved as Apple moved towards ‘Face ID’ and edge to edge displays.
So is it worth upgrading? If you’re still hanging on to your 2016 SE its certainly worth the upgrade, you’ll be future proofing yourself with the A13 chipset and ensuring you will be getting the latest iOS update for the foreseeable future, not to mention the camera upgrades mentioned above. For those of you considering upgrading from your iPhone 8, the SE is a wise choice if you’re not concerned by having the ‘latest greatest’ in smartphone technology. The price points is sensible and you will still benefit from the faster chipset and extra 1GB Ram vs the iPhone 8. Users with something later than the iPhone 8, should really only consider the switch to the SE if you’re fed up with the size of your current smartphone and looking for something more sleek.
I believe the Apple iPhone SE 2020 will be a huge success, the size of the device will be a significant attraction and a lower price point is always good, specially as we look forward from 2020 and the uncertainly that brings. Looks like Apple are a step ahead, for now.
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