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Apple announces second-generation iPhone SE, starting at $399

The most affordable iPhone brings A13 Bionic chipset in the body of an iPhone 8.

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Apple has announced the second-generation iPhone SE. The most affordable iPhone brings A13 Bionic chipset, which also powers the flagship iPhone 11 line-up, in the body of an iPhone 8.

The 2020 iPhone SE sports a 4.7-inch Retina HD display enclosed in an alumunium body. There’s no notch on the device, which also means there’s no Face ID placed in. The handset continues to have Touch ID, and the glass-backed design that supports Qi wireless charging.

The camera on the back is a single-lens 12-megapixel camera that includes Portrait mode while the front snappier is a 7-megapixel shooter. The handset is IP67-rated water resistant, and has no headphone jack, unlike the original iPhone SE.

“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,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“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.”

Apple is offering the new iPhone SE in three different colors — black, white and red. Pricing starts at $399 for 64GB, $449 for 128GB and $549 for 256GB variant. Pre-orders begin April 17 with in-store availability at select resellers starting April 24.

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