Apple Inc. has officially launched a new smartphone with a rather small 4-inch screen but powerful specs and named it the iPhone SE.

It runs on the same A9 processor as the iPhone 6S and even boasts the same 12 Megapixel camera. Best of all, it’s relatively affordable for an iPhone at $399 or a little under ₱20,000.00 only!

While the iPhone SE seems to be an iPhone 6S on an iPhone 5 body, it lacks one particular feature – the pressure sensitive display technology called 3D Touch. Sadly, you can’t 3D Touch your way around this new phone.

Nevertheless, it’s still a Retina display with a pixel density of 326 ppi. Retina requires at least 300 ppi.

iPhone SE
iPhone SE color options…

Its 12MP camera supports moving Live Photos and can shoot 4K videos. Meanwhile, a 1.2 Megapixel camera takes care of selfies and video calls.

There are only two storage options – 16GB and 64GB. You have four options for the color though including the classic space gray, silver, gold and relatively new rose gold.

iPhone SE

The iPhone SE has 4G LTE connectivity, dual band Wi-Fi, NFC for the use of Apple Pay and a TouchID finger print sensor embedded in its home button.

Its official price in the Philippines hasn’t been revealed yet but as mentioned above, it’ll be available for $399. That’s roughly ₱18,500 but taxes are expected to push that to 20k.


  • 4.0-Inch IPS Display (640 x 1136 Pixels, 326 ppi)
  • Apple iOS 9
  • Apple A9 Chipset
  • 12.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with Dual Tone LED Flash
  • 1.2 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 16GB/64GB Internal Storage
  • Single SIM (Nano)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Dual band Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS with GLONASS
  • Lightning Port
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
iPhone SE