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Apple’s 2020 iPhone SE: Because it’s a jungle out here

These new tactics probably should scare the competition a little…….

It seems smartphone companies finally aren’t scared of COVID-19 anymore , with OnePlus unveiling its 8 series phones yesterday to some…interesting reactions from us and others. But now it seems Apple wasn’t willing to let them have any fanfare for long at all, as just a day later they’ve unveiled the much speculated 2020 iPhone SE (which unfortunately won’t be called the iPhone 9) and well, it’s exactly what people expect. The phone is essentially considerably smaller iPhone 8 front on an iPhone XR’s back while also using the XR’s camera and some of the X and XR’s camera features. The phone starts at a 64 GB storage option and has the iPhone 11’s A13 Bionic chip so you can expect it to be fast, really fast. We’ll leave some specs for you down below:
Image: Apple
  • Screen: 4.7-inch True Tone display
  • Rear cameras: 12-megapixel single 6-element lens, features OIS, flicker sensor for white balance, focus pixels, HDR, and portrait mode for people, video recording at 4K/60fps
  • Selfie camera: 7-megapixel camera
  • Dimensions: 67.3 x 138.4 x 7.3mm, 148 grams
  • Processor: A13 Bionic 
  • Memory: TBD
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
  • Battery: TBD
  • OS: iOS 13
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit LTE, Dual SIM with eSIM
  • Biometric authentication: second-generation Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Wireless charging, Lightning connector, 5W charger included
  • IP67 protection
The first SE was a pretty big hit, being an iPhone 6S processor in n iPhone 5’s body and it seems Apple wants to at the very least replicate that with the new SE. In fact the company’s become very price sensitive as of late, with last year’s iPhone 11 starting at the lowest price an Apple device had started at in years. With Android manufacturers continuously creating cheaper yet increasingly more powerful and impressive phones for less than 500 dollars, this USD $400 SE might be the contender Apple needs. Either way it’s definitely a signal that the company is ready to get more competitive, and that’s something all it’s Android competitors should look out for.
Image: Apple
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