New iPhone SE 2022, don't be fooled by appearances

Despite an almost identical appearance to its predecessor, Apple's new low-cost smartphone has capabilities close to the latest iPhone 13.

Confirming the many rumors that have been circulating about it for a while, the new iPhone SE (3rd generation) was unveiled at Apple's recent Peek Performance event. In short, it has the exact same head as its predecessors, but with capabilities comparable to the latest iPhone 13s.

Apple iPhone SE 2022, main specs

We thus find the 4.7'' (11.93 cm) LCD screen, the Home button with Touch ID, and the same arrangement of photo sensors. However, the front and rear protective glass surfaces are more solid, in the same way as those of the iPhone 13. You will notice that this iPhone SE also borrows a lot from the latest iPhones released at the end of last year.

We start with 5G compatibility of course, and Apple's latest A15 processor. The battery gains in the passage in autonomy, increasing to 15 hours of maximum use. There are also the new Portrait, Photographic Styles and Deep Fusion photo modes, although we deplore the absence of the cinematic mode for videos, as well as the Night mode. On the sensor side, small notable improvements with a 12 Mpxls (f / 1.8) module on the back with Smart HDR 4 and optical stabilization. The selfie sensor is a 7 megapixel model.

The word Kaiann Drance, Vice President Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing Apple

“With its iconic design, exceptional performance, and affordability, iPhone SE has been a hit with both general Apple customers and new iPhone users. This year, we've built the most powerful and durable iPhone SE yet, with better battery life thanks to the A15 Bionic chip featured in the iPhone 13 lineup and offering advanced camera features like Smart HDR 4 , Photographic Styles and Deep Fusion,” said Kaiann Drance, vice president of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing at Apple. Plus, with 5G technology, iPhone SE enables faster downloads and transfers, better video streaming quality, real-time interactivity in apps, and more. Only Apple can deliver cutting-edge technology and performance at this price. »

Available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB versions, the new iPhone SE (2022) is available immediately. Indicative price: 529 euros.