Apple iPhone SE 2020 keeps Home Button alive

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Apple is announcing its new iPhone SE 2020 edition that costs amazingly low and still offers amazing value for the money. The preorders for this smartphone will begin from April 17. iPhone SE 2020 is the second generation SE model that features the latest A13 Bionic processor (same as iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro) and equips a single 12MP wide-angle rear camera. The new SE model still retains the Home Button supporting fingerprint scanner.

iPhone SE 2020 Features


Supporting a 4.7″ display, the new iPhone SE 2020 offers a screen resolution of 1334 x 750 (326 PPI). Its LCD panel utilizes IPS technology that contributes to wider viewing angles, better contrast, and accurate colors. According to Apple, this model supports DCI-P3 color gamut. But the company did not specify the exact coverage percentage.

The screen of the latest iPhone SE 2020 offers a typical brightness value of 625 nits and a typical contrast ratio of 1400:1. For immersive viewing experience, the display also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback.


Apple iPhone SE 2020 does not equip a fancy multi-camera setup as you see on the latest smartphones. However, the single-camera it supports still offers amazing results. On the back, the rear wide-angle camera features a 12 MP resolution with an f/1.8 aperture six-element lens. Unfortunately, iPhone SE 2020 will not support optical zoom. However, the possibility of digital zoom is still there up to 5x. To capture more shadow and highlight details, the camera also supports the “extended dynamic range” feature for video up to 30 fps.

SE’s front camera offers a lower 7 MP resolution and a lower f/2.2 aperture than the rear camera. Also, it does not support OIS as rear camera.

In terms of video frame rate, the new iPhone SE 2020 is capable of recording 4k video up to 60 fps with the rear camera. Whereas with the front camera, it can only record Full HD videos up to 30 fps.


Just like Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, the new iPhone SE 2020 edition also features the latest A13 Bionic processor. This is the most powerful smartphone processor from Apple up to date. The 8-core Neural Engine in the A13 Bionic processor is capable of executing 5 trillion operations per second. In addition, the processor includes two Machine Learning Accelerators and a new Machine Learning Controller for optimum performance and efficiency.

Apple iPhone SE 2020 Price and Availability

The newest iPhone SE 2020 will be available to pre-order from April 17 starting from just $399 USD. The three different color options include black, white, and (PRODUCT) RED. Apple claims that every purchase of (PRODUCT) RED variant will contribute to the global fund to combat COVID-19 coronavirus.

Pricing for three different iPhone SE 2020 capacities:

  • 64GB – $399 USD
  • 128GB – $449 USD
  • 256GB – $549 USD

All of the models come with an IP67 rating which means they are both water and dust resistant.

Apple iPhone SE 2020 Specifications

Apple iPhone SE 2020
ProcessorA13 Bionic
Capacity64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Display Size4.7″
Display TypeLCD with IPS technology
Screen Resolution1334 x 750 (326 PPI)
Contrast Ratio (typical)1400:1
Color GamutDCI-P3 (coverage not specified)
TouchHaptic Touch
Screen Brightness (typical)625 nits
Rear Camera12 MP Wide Camera
f/1.8 aperture
Digital Zoom up to 5x
Six‑element lens
Front Camera7MP camera
f/2.2 aperture
Image FormatsHEIF and JPEG
Video Recording Frame RatesRear Camera – 4K up to 60 fps
Front Camera – Full HD up to 30 fps
Video FormatsHEVC and H.264
Bluetooth VersionBT 5.0
Wireless ConnectivityGigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO
Power & BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)
Fast ChargingUp to 50% charge in 30 minutes
(with 18W adapter or higher, sold separately)
SensorsTouch ID fingerprint sensor
Three‑axis gyro
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
OSiOS 13
HeadphonesEarPods with Lightning Connector
SIM CardDual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
IP ratingIP67 (water & dust resistant)
DimensionsHeight: 5.45 inches (138.4 mm)
Width: 0.29 inch (67.3 mm)
Depth: 2.65 inches (7.3 mm)
Weight5.22 ounces (148 grams)
In the BoxiPhone with iOS 13
EarPods with Lightning Connector
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter

Apple Senior Vice President (Worldwide Marketing) Statement

The first iPhone SE was a hit with many customers who loved its unique combination of small size, high-end performance, and affordable price; the new second-generation iPhone SE builds on that great idea and improves on it in every way — including our best-ever single-camera system for great photos and videos — while still being very affordable. iPhone SE features the industry-leading performance of A13 Bionic that enables great battery life, takes stunning Portrait mode and Smart HDR photos, shoots amazing videos with stereo audio, is great for games and super fast web surfing, and is built with the same industry-leading security features our customers expect. We can’t wait to get iPhone SE into customers’ hands.

Phil Schiller: Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing
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Ishaan Sarna
Ishaan Sarna

Founder of AUDEMPIRE (Pro Audio Equipment Store), SOUNDELICIT (Music Industry & Pro Audio Blog), TECHNOISER (Tech blog), and ISOLAPSE (Motion Industry & Photography Gear Blog). Music Producer by profession and also a Tech Enthusiast.