Unlike what happened with the iPhone SE (2020), which was presented via a press release, Apple wanted to dedicate an entire event to its successor, and we already know the new iPhone SE (2022), a new terminal in the family that follows the design lines that the iPhone 6 launched in 2014 and that Apple updated with the iPhone 8 in 2017.
On the hood, yes, the iPhone SE (2022) is different from all its predecessors, and it comes with the power of the Apple A15 Bionic that we find in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. This will mean that, despite being an economical terminal, it will not say goodbye to any use of its older brothers in terms of power .
The novelties do not end there, because the camera has also been renewed and despite the fact that its only lens is not accompanied by another, finally there are functions such as the photographic styles provided by computational photography, where we will also see the power of Smart HDR 4 and DeepFusion .
Technical sheet of the new iPhone SE (2022)
|SCREEN||IPS LCD 4.7″
1,334 x 750 px
|PROCESSOR||Apple A15 Bionic, 5nm+
NPU Neural Engine 5th gen
|STORAGE||64 / 128 / 256GB|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||138.4 x 37.3 x 7.3mm
|REAR CAMERA||12 MP, f/1.8, OIS
4K Video at 60 FPS
|FRONTAL CAMERA||7MP, f/2.2|
|BATTERY||Capacity not available
Wireless charging, fast charging
|OTHERS||WiFi6, BT 5.0, 5G (Dual SIM: Nano SIM and eSIM)
NFC, GPS, Touch ID, IP67
|PRICE||From 429 dollars (529 euros)|
The specification sheet of the new iPhone, which until now we knew as iPhone SE 3 , makes it clear that we are dealing with this successor to the iPhone 8 and the previous SE, and not much else. The chassis is that of the iPhone 8, and that means having Touch ID on the front again, to the detriment of Face ID and a greater proportion of the screen on the front.
Another point that we cannot miss is the new connectivity it receives. Apple has not detailed much, but we will have 5G as in its older brothers, although without support for millimeter band.
An old acquaintance that repeats:
The iPhone SE 3 or third generation is just what you’d expect. A terminal with a 4.7-inch retina LCD screen, whose novelty is the inclusion of a new Gorilla Glass. The body, as before, remains IP67 certified, and without MagSafe wireless charging . Yes there will be conventional wireless charging.
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It was rumored that this iPhone SE (2022) would include MagSafe charging, but this has not been the case
Probably the highlight of this iPhone SE is that thanks to the A15, in addition to gaining a lot of power in every way, it also gains a lot of efficiencies, giving it a couple of hours of autonomy over the 2020 model .
A camera system that is still very different from that of its older brothers
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In the third generation iPhone SE, Apple talks about the inclusion of Smart HDR 4 , or photographic styles. On paper, nothing has changed with the 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture (Apple has made no mention of a larger sensor, for example). And although by specifications the camera continues to remind the iPhone 11, the curious thing is that if we go to the web, there are obvious differences with its older brothers.
Since 2019 iPhones, all higher-end models have night mode on the camera to better illuminate low-light photos. In the third generation iPhone SE, this option is still not available according to the Apple website. There are also no Focus Pixels at 100% of the sensor as in other models, so the focus will be less.