This is what happens when you put a 1000$ specification on a smartphone that costs 400$. The whole game changes !
Apple announced the all new iPhone SE 2 on April 15, 2020 with a huge announcement. There was no official event or nothing like that due to the lockdown. The device was announced by Apple through an official video.
This device is creating so much hype as the price point of this iPhone is the most interesting part. The device starts at 399$ for 64GB & 499$ for 128GB variants. The price range puts the device right alongside with the budget/midrange smartphones. But it is no way a sloth. That is the only reason why this device is going to create so much trouble for mid range smartphone makers.
Check out more information on the iPhone SE 2 by watching this video.
Budget smartphone segment is the market where the manufactures have to put little bit of everything. If you put all the important features from the flagship into the budget category, there won’t be any difference between the midrange and flagship. That is why manufactures like Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, etc. all put mid range smartphone processors and camera on their budget mobile phones and give them some new aesthetic or functionality change.
But Apple made a huge shift over there. They put the Apple A13 Bionic Processor from the 1000$ iPhone 11 series to the compact iPhone SE 2. That is the main beauty here. This device only costs 400$ and we are getting a flagship processor. For the cost cutting and to keep it under 400$ mark, they compensated on the design. It still shares the 2017 design feature of the iPhone 8 with big Bezels on top and bottom with the same hardware. But people who are buying smartphones at a mid range are not that much concerned about the design. They just need to get their things done. That is where the iPhone SE 2 shines.
The device only has a 4.7″ LCD display with glass back which do support wireless charging and water resistance up to 1 m for 30 minutes. The camera of this device shares the same old hardware as that of the iPhone 8, but photos from the iPhone 8 still looks great. With the updates software and new processor this camera is going to be the best budget camera. As iPhones are known for videography this one is going to be the best video camera on the budget segment. It can record videos up to 4k at 60fps and it also supports portrait mode now. It does it by only using the software, so it only works with people as a subject. It also shares the feature of different lighting effects on portrait mode.
It only has a few pixels to push, so with this much insane processing power on a smaller form factor means incredible snappy performance. It has 3GB of Ram and has updated privacy features. There is no fancy Face ID. It is replaced by the old Touch ID. It’s a second generation fingerprint scanner, it will be less fast than that of the Face ID.
This approach by apple has made other manufactures to grab their breath. Apple has created a benchmark here with the iPhone SE 2. So the other manufactures like Samsung, Google, etc. all have to put flagship features into budget phones to compete with the iPhone SE 2. Apple may lose some of their sales on higher end devices, but they will gain huge amount of market from this device. This made normal people could also afford an iPhone now. Apple showed that, the game has begun. Smartphone manufactures have to really put up something to stay on the budget segment now, because the budget king is here; the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone SE 2020.
Check out the official iPhone SE 2 video. Apple creates some amazing videos, just look at this video. Oh My God. A big Thumbs up for Apple 👍.
If you are in the market for a new budget smartphone or looking to buy a new iPhone but don’t want to spend too much. Then this is the device for you. At this price point there are no second thoughts, just go ahead and buy this.