For those who believe a cell phone should actually look like a cell phone and not want a giant screen device pressed to their ear, the iPhone 5se is the answer. Apple is all ready to launch its 4-inch iPhone in rose gold as well as traditional colors in March, based on the latest reports.
This new device is reportedly modeled after the iPhone 5C and is particularly meant for those who are looking for both affordability and small size. Sources suggest that the iPhone 5se will be similar to the iPhone 5C and the two phones will be able to share cases and accessories. The major features of the device include 4-inch display, A9 processor and an 8 megapixel camera.
If we talk about design, the iPhone 5se is said to be much like its successor, the 5C, but with a plastic case rather than metal. While this isn’t a worry at all, as it means that Apple can make a device in various funky colors and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Apple will give us high-quality plastic and fairly it will not give the look of an average plastic handset. As for color, sources suggest the same space gray color and silver shades will be offered, but there have been rumors pointing to a bright pink shade.
According to the latest leaks, the iPhone 5se will have performance somewhere between the 6 and 6S. The rumors about the processor have said to be split between the A8 found in the iPhone 6, and the A9 in iPhone 6S. However, the latest reports are emphasizing A9. As you all know, the A9 is a huge step over the A8 which already has an impressive chip, as far as performance and efficiency is concerned. The processor is 70 percent faster at CPU tasks and about 90 percent efficient at GPU tasks as compared to the A8 used in the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 5se is said to continue with the 8 megapixel camera instead of the 12 megapixel device found in the iPhone 6, although sources also reveal the camera is the same as in the iPhone 6. And, if the device has the same camera as is in the iPhone 6, it will support high-resolution pictures, enhanced picture quality and improved image stabilization.
To differentiate it from Apple’s flagship iPhone 6S, the device is expected to come in 16 and 64GB capacities, which is much like the iPhone 6. Also, this new device will be a step above the iPhone 5S which is available in 16 and 32GB capacities.
The iPhone 5se is expected to launch in March 2016. The latest rumors have also said the final launch date is March 15, but we’ll have to wait and see when Apple officially announces the release.
So, if you want a device with an elegant look and smaller in size and within budget, you might want to wait for the iPhone 5se launch.