Apple just announced the iPhone SE, the newest iPhone that packs a small 4-inch display. That’s a particularly popular form factor, in fact, Apple sold 30 million 4-inch iPhones in 2015, which is why Apple introduced a new one.
Apple said it packs the same 64-bit A9 processor as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which means you won’t sacrifice on power. The device will ship in rose gold, gold, gray and space gray, and looks a lot like the iPhone 5. Hands-free “Hey Siri” works, which means you’ll be able to call up Apple’s voice assistant without touching the phone. Other features include a 12MP camera with two-tone flash, support for 4K video and taking Live Photos – rumors suggested the latter might not be included – and 63MP panorama photos.
If you’ve been hanging on to your iPhone 5s, you’ll want to also upgrade for other features including 50-percent faster Wi-Fi, LTE up to 150MBps, additional LTE bands and VoLTE support. Also, you’ll get Apple Pay.
The 16GB model will start at $399, but Apple is also offering a 64GB model for $499. Pre-orders start March 24, and it launches March 31.