The three-year iPhone 8 receives a major under-the-hood upgrade
Four years after the first iPhone SE was launched—which was an iPhone 5S with iPhone 6S internals, Apple revives the “affordable iPhone” concept again with the 2020 iPhone SE. This time around, the new iPhone SE is basically an iPhone 8 with an A13 Bionic CPU—the same processor found on the iPhone 11 series.
Like the iPhone 8, the 2020 iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, a TouchID fingerprint scanner, and thick top and bottom bezels. This time around, the display is updated to support Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. You still get an IP67 rating, along with support for wireless charging. The cameras remain the same too: 12-megapixel for the rear camera and 7-megapixel for selfies.
The A13 Bionic processor upgrade is the biggest change on the 2020 iPhone SE. Compared to the A11 Bionic processor used on the iPhone 8, the processor promises better battery efficiency and a slew of camera features. These include an improved Smart HDR feature, “monocular depth-sensing” for portrait modes with the front camera,stereo audio recording, and cinematic video stabilization for both front and rear cameras. The 2020 iPhone SE’s rear camera can shoot 4K videos at up to 60FPS and up to 30FPS with extended dynamic range.
Other upgrades on the 2020 iPhone SE include Dual SIM support (one physical SIM and one eSIM), WiFi 6, and GigaBit LTE.
The 2020 iPhone SE is priced at Php 26,490 for the 64GB model, Php 30,490 for the 128GB model, and Php 35,490 for the 256GB model. All three variants will be available in the Philippines soon.