Apple has introduced its new iPhone SE, which it calls the most powerful phone with a 4-inch display.
Essentially, Apple appears to have taken the guts of the iPhone 6S and placed them inside its classic compact aluminium design of the 5S, updated with matte-chamfered edges, a colour-matched stainless steel Apple logo, and four metallic finishes.
iPhone SE is powered by the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, promising fast speeds, longer battery life, faster wireless, a 12-megapixel iSight camera featuring Live Photos and 4K video, and Touch ID with Apple Pay. The phone features a 4-inch screen with 1136x640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi.
"iPhone SE is an exciting new idea — we started with a beloved, iconic design and reinvented it from the inside out. The result is the most beautiful and powerful phone with a four-inch display in the world," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPhone SE is packed with a stunning four-inch Retina display, advanced 64-bit A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor, longer battery life, 12-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, Live Photos, 4K video, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, and Touch ID with Apple Pay. Everyone who wants a smaller phone is going to love iPhone SE."
iPhone SE will be available in Space Grey, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold metallic finishes in 16GB and 64GB models starting at £359. Pre-orders open on Thursday, with the phone releasing on March 31.