Apr 16

iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020 Photo by Apple

Apple has announced the upcoming release of their new lower-cost iPhone SE (2020) on Wednesday. While the new smartphone may look like the discontinued iPhone 8, it has the iPhone 11 CPU and other important chips on the inside. It comes in several colors, along with a (PRODUCT)RED version.

iPhone SE 2020 (PRODCT)RED 64GB Unboxing

The iPhone SE technical specs page reveals that the new low-cost smartphone shares features with the iPhone 11 flagship:
– Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO LAA4 (4×4 MIMO in the iPhone 11)
– 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with MIMO
– Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
– NFC with reader mode
– Express Transit cards with power reserve

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest Wi-Fi protocol and offers possible download speeds that are up to 38% faster than Wi-Fi 5. This newer protocol is now becoming supported in new routers and modems. I saw many manufacturers with sample Wi-Fi 6 routers at CES in January.

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Apple’s ???? newest iPhone SE 2020 ???? in (PRODUCT) RED. Comes with the iPhone 11 A13 Bionic ???? CPU, which benchmarks at or near the ???? $1,399 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with Qualcomm 865 CPU. Check the stats on Android Authority, the info is eye opening ????. – ???? Hexa-Core Apple A13 Bionic ???? (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder) – ???? Apple GPU 4-core – ???? 12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS, Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR & 4K Video (no night mode) – ???? 7 MP, f/2.2 & 1080p Video – ???? 3GB/8GB LPDDR4X – ???? 64GB/128GB/256GB NVMe & ?? iCloud – ???? Retina IPS LCD, 4.7“, (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio), 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density) & 625 nits max brightness – ????1,821 mAh Li-ion, Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min – ???? Qi Wireless Charging – ?? Nano-SIM + eSIM – ???? LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-Band Wi-Fi ac/6, VoLTE & HD Audio – ???? iOS 13.5.1 – ???? IP67 Dust / Water Resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

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The iPhone SE includes NFC with Reader Mode, allows for the authentication of Express Transit cards without needing to unlock and authorize payment on your iPhone. This will eventually work with the “CarKey” feature that Apple is working on, which will allow iPhone owners to use their smartphone as an alternative to their traditional car key in vehicles that support it. Huawei, a manufacturer of Android smartphones, has been working on a similar feature since last year and showed off a demo in April 2019.

One feature that the iPhone SE does not share with the iPhone 11 series is the U1 chip that enables Ultra-Wideband technology for improved spatial awareness. The chip in the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, makes it easier to direct AirDrop file transfers to a single iPhone, rather than broadcasting the transfer to everyone on the same Wi-Fi network.

Original Story on MacRumors

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