Recently Apple put everyone into a tizzy when it first announced its plan to launch a 4-inch iPhone. One would wonder why they are doing it in at a time when all the people & mobile companies (including themselves) are coming up with bigger & better mobile screens.
Apple has already sent out a media invite which says - "Let us loop you in" on March 21st, it will showcase its new products in the market and the iPhone SE is most likely to make the debut during this keynote speech.
Originally the new phone was about to be called iPhone 5SE. But last month it was reported that Apple has dropped the "5" from the title and the new device will most likely be called the "iPhone SE," where "SE" stands for "Special Edition."
However, it is believed that the new iPhone SE will be a lot similar to iPhone 5s.
As far as looks are concerned, again it will probably grow up like its brother 5S but with the heart of an iPhone 6 or 6S. Unlike 5S its battery will be slightly large and it will have a curved 2.5D glass like the iPhone6.
It will be powered by A9 SoC processor and M9 coprocessor. It will also have an M9 chip for fitness tracking and always-on "Hey Siri" support.
It will support Live Photos but won't have the 3D touch technology like iPhone 6S.
Connectivity includes things like 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and VoLTE, same as the iPhone 6s.
There are only two storage capacities available, 16GB and 64GB with a no option for 128GB of storage.
NFC and Touch ID will be added so you can tap to pay anywhere Apple Pay is accepted.
However, things are a little unclear as to whether it will have a 12 megapixels or 8-megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixels or a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The iPhone SE will be available in the same colours as the iPhone 5s, which is offered in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray, along with a possible Rose Gold option too.
The price is estimated to be somewhere around $400 and $500 i.e. roughly between Rs. 27,500 and 34,500. So, it is not as cheap as you expected it to be.
Overall, it seems like an option for those who find it difficult to fit in the 5.5-inch mobile phones into their pockets but yet want the best performance & the latest features. The new iPhone SE promises the best of both the worlds, advance technology in a compact design.