- Upgraded version with recent iPhone chip.
- iPhone 13 like performance
- Made of recycled materials.
- Improved battery life, camera enhancement, and 5G connectivity.
Apple introduced the new iPhone SE 2022 during the Apple Peek Performance Event on March 8. Meanwhile, it was the long-awaited successor to the iPhone SE from 2020. Similarly, the new iPhone SE is a powerful new iPhone with an iconic style and improved CPU. Let’s take a look at the iPhone SE 2022.
iPhone SE 2022 Overview
Since the 2022 iPhone SE is the successor to the 2021 iPhone SE there were no design changes. It has the same big bezels on the top and bottom.
This time, though, Apple has chosen to be environmentally responsible and has replaced the iPhone’s plastic wrap with recyclable materials.
In addition, this next-generation iPhone features an iconic A15 Bionic chip, which powers advanced camera capabilities, longer battery life, and a 5G connection.
Meanwhile, the new iPhone SE for 2022 starts at $430. You can pre-order iPhone SE starting March 11 while it retails on March 18.
Now let’s look into further specifications, features, price, and availability of the iPhone SE 2022 in Nepal.
What’s new in the 2022 iPhone SE compared to the previous model?
Latest A15 Bionic Processor
The chipset is the major upgrade on iPhone SE this year. The iPhone SE 2022 is powered by an A15 Bionic processor. It is the same chipset that also powers the iPhone 13 series.
As a result, this $430 iPhone can run apps and games as fast as the $700 iPhone 13 Mini or the $1,100 iPhone 13 Pro Max.
A15 Bionic chip packs a 6-core CPU with two performance and four efficiency cores. Also, it has a 4-core GPU. Similarly, the SoC includes a 16-core Neural Engine that can perform 15.8 trillion operations per second.
Camera Enhancement Powered by A15 Bionic
Although iPhone SE 2022 has the same 12MP rear camera, there has been enhancement in the camera quality. It features a new-camera system with extra functionality from the iPhone 13 series made feasible by the A15 Bionic chip.
Having been said that, the new camera on the 2022 iPhone SE is not the same as the iPhone 13. The camera of the 2022 iPhone SE has an f/1.8 aperture, while the iPhone 13 camera has an f/1.6 aperture.
Meanwhile, the camera offers incredible computational photography benefits such as Smart HDR 4 and Deep Fusion. These two new camera capabilities boost shot quality over the 2020 iPhone SE.
In addition, the image signal processor in the A15 Bionic produces dramatically improved videos with reduced noise.
Improved Battery Life
Apple also mentioned that the battery life in the 2022 iPhone SE has been enhanced, which was a flaw in the previous 2020 iPhone SE. The A15 Bionic works in alliance with the latest-generation battery chemistry and close integration with iOS 15 to provide the iPhone SE with longer battery life.
Similarly, the iPhone Se 2022 is compatible with Qi-certified chargers for wireless and fast charging. Apple claims the iPhone SE 2022 provides up to 10 hours of video playback.
The smartphone also gets a 5G connection. However, it doesn’t support 5G mm-Wave bands. Instead, the new iPhone uses a sub-6 GHz spectrum.
Featuring iOS 15
On the software front, it runs iOS 15, which is the most recent version. iOS 15 adds new ways to stay connected to the iPhone, while its powerful upgrades help users focus and explore more.
Design and Display
The iPhone SE features an aerospace-grade aluminum and glass design on the front and back. Similarly, it has the toughest glass on the rear.
Like iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13, iPhone SE is also made with recycled materials. On the other hand, the iPhone SE is splash-proof, with an IP67 rating.
2022 iPhone SE and 2020 iPhone SE Similarities
The iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch LCD screen on the front that is the same as the SE 2020. Similarly, the display has an oleophobic coating that repels fingerprints.
Moreover, the iPhone SE has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. Likewise, its peak brightness can reach 625 nits.
Furthermore, it features a 7MP selfie camera on the top bezel. Similarly, it is available in three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Additionally, the phone supports 5G (sub-6GHz), Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and GPS for connectivity.
2022 iPhone SE vs. 2020 iPhone SE Specifications
|iPhone||2022 iPhone SE||2020 iPhone SE|
|Dimensions||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm|
|Weight||144 grams||148 grams|
|Display||4.7‑inch IPS LCD, oleophobic coating, P3, 625 nits peak brightness||4.7‑inch Retina HD IPS panel, P3, 625 nits peak brightness|
|Resolution||1334 x 750 pixels, 326 PPI||1334 x 750 pixels, 326 PPI|
|Software/ UI||iOS 15||iOS 13|
|Chipset||Six-core A15 Bionic processor, 16-core Neural Engine||Apple A13 Bionic; 7nm+ Mobile Platform|
|GPU||Mali-T820||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Rare Camera||12MP f/1.8 primary, OIS||12MP f/1.8 wide lens|
|Selfie Camera||7MP f/2.2 camera||7MP f/2.2 camera|
|Connectivity||5G (sub-6GHz), LTE Advanced with 2×2 MIMO and LAA, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and Beidou||Nano-SIM (and/or eSIM), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS, Lightning connector|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)||Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)|
|Security and Sensor||Touch ID||Touch ID|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours video playback, 20W adapter, Qi wireless charging||1821mAh battery, last up to 8 hours of playback, 18W fast charging, Qi-based wireless charging|
|RAM/Storage||Unknown RAM 64/128/256GB||3GB RAM 64/128/256GB|
|Color Options||Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT) Red||Black, White, and (PRODUCT) Red|
|Others||Water and dust resistance (IP67)||Water and dust resistance (IP67)|
iPhone SE 2022 Price and Availability
Although pre-orders for the iPhone SE will begin on Friday, sales will commence on March 18 in the international market.
In the meantime, we’ll have to wait for the announcement to find out if the iPhone SE 2022 will be available in Nepal. However, we estimate that the iPhone SE will cost between NPR 60,000 and NPR 80,000 in Nepal.
|iPhone SE 2022||Price in US||Price in Nepal|
|iPhone SE (64GB)||USD 430||NPR 60,000|
|iPhone SE (128GB)||USD 479||NPR 70,000|
|iPhone SE (256GB)||USD 579||NPR 80,000|
Overall, the iPhone SE in 2022 looks like an excellent choice for anyone wishing to get an iPhone under 1 lakh. Meanwhile, iPhone SE matches the most expensive iPhone 13 Pro Max from Apple in terms of performance.