iPhone SE 3 launched with A15 Bionic chipset, 5G support, and familiar design: price, specifications

Highlights
  • The iPhone SE 3 has been finally launched by the Cupertino giant.
  • Key specifications include a 4.7-inch HD display, A15 Bionic chipset, 5G support, and 20W fast charging support.
  • iPhone SE 3 price in India starts at Rs 43,900.

At the ‘Peak Performance’ event, Apple has finally introduced the iPhone SE 3 (or the iPhone SE 2022 if you will) alongside the new Green colour option of the iPhone 13 series. The all-new iPhone SE 3 is the first 5G phone in the SE lineup thanks to the inclusion of the A15 Bionic chipset, which is an upgrade from the earlier A13 Bionic SoC from 2020. The launch event also puts an end to the rumours about the design of the new SE model — it looks exactly like its predecessor (and even 2014’s iPhone 6), with thick bezels above and below the screen and a Touch ID physical fingerprint sensor. The iPhone SE 3 also brings improved optics and slightly longer battery life.

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iPhone SE 3 price in India, sale date

iPhone SE 3 price in India starts at Rs 43,900 for the base 64GB model; it costs $429 (about Rs 33,000) in the US. The smartphone comes in 128GB and 256GB storage options as well, but their prices haven’t been revealed yet. The latest iPhone will go on pre-orders at 6:30pm IST on March 11th, with sales starting on March 18th. Buyers will be able to choose between Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED hues.

With a starting price of Rs 43,900, iPhone SE 3 is positioned much higher than what the fans in India expected. In fact, it was expected to start closer to Rs 30,000 than to Rs 40,000 in the Indian market. Now, all eyes will be on the price drop of iPhone SE 2.

As for the new Green colour option of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, you will have to wait till March 11th for pre-orders and March 18th for the first sale. The starting prices of the four models in the new Green hue remain the same as that of the other colour options: Rs 69,900 for iPhone 13 mini, Rs 79,900 for the vanilla 13, Rs 1,19,900 for 13 Pro, and Rs 1,29,900 for 13 Pro Max.

iPhone SE 3 specifications

  • 4.7-inch HD display
  • A15 Bionic chipset
  • 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage
  • iOS 15.4 
  • 12MP primary rear camera
  • 7MP front camera
  • Touch ID

iPhone SE 3 sports a 4.7-inch HD display with thick top and bottom bezels. It comes with TrueTone, 750 x 1334 pixels (HD) resolution, HDR10 support, and ceramic shield protection. It is powered by the latest A15 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 4‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine. The iPhone comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage variants. The phone runs on iOS 15.4 OS out of the box.

While Apple doesn’t reveal battery capacity of its smartphones, it does promise longer battery life with the iPhone SE 3; you also get support for 20W fast charging and Qi wireless charging (not MagSafe) on the handset. Connectivity options include 5G (sub‑6GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Ultra-Wideband chip for spatial awareness, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, and a Lightning port. It measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm in size and weighs 148 grams. There’s a Touch ID sensor for security and IP67 certification for water and dust resistance.

The iPhone SE 2022 comes with a single 12MP primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, backed by a LED flash. It supports features like 4K 60fps video recording, Deep Fusion, night mode, cinematic video recording, and portrait mode. There is a 7MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.

iPhone 13 series gets a new Green colour option

iPhone 13 Green colour

All four models in the iPhone 13 series also received a new paintjob at the Peek Performance event. While the vanilla 13 and the 13 mini get the standard Green hue, the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max received the lighter, Alpine Green colour. There are no changes in the hardware specifications of the four smartphones.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone SE 3
Apple A15 Bionic | 3 GBProcessor
4.7 inches Display
12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
2821 mAh Battery
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Apple iPhone SE 3 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price:Rs. 45,990
Release Date:09-Apr-2022 (Expected)
Variant:3 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status:Rumoured