The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the smartphone space and Apple is one of the top companies to be hit by the pandemic along with all others. With revenues projections already lowered and key markets under lockdown, the company is betting on a new smartphone to make 2020 work in its favor. The iPhone SE 2020, or the iPhone 9, is a mix of nostalgia and moderns specs a combo that will keep its loyalists happy. The new phone also takes the baton from iPhone XR as the new affordable iPhone.
Apple’s iPhone SE 2020 is the successor of a phone which launched way back in 2016. The original iPhone SE was popular nonetheless and still sells in the markets such as India. The new iPhone, however, borrows design elements from the iPhone 8 series which debuted alongside iPhone X. And this is one of the reasons why the iPhone SE 2 was rumored to be called the iPhone 9. The phone brings back the Touch ID sensor, the fingerprint-based sensor that had been phased out in favor of the face ID iPhone X Onward.
the iPhone SE 2020 ships with a single 12-megapixel camera sensor (f/1.8 aperture+OIS)at the back. It also offers a LED true Tone flash with slow sync, 4K video recording up to 60fps and Smart HDR for photos. Apple has even added a sapphire crystal lens cover, which protects the rear camera of the phone.
The camera app supports a portrait mode as well, which uses computational photography enabled by the Neural Engine on the A13 Bionic chip. On the front is a 7-megapixel camera with an h/2.2 aperture. It features an IP67 rating, meaning the device is dust and water resistance. It does offer support for 18W fast charging, which company claims can charge 50% in 30 minutes. Do note that Apple doesn’t ship any 18W fast charger with the device. The handset also supports wireless charging.