Everything you need to know about the new iPhone SE 2021


Apple had announced the launch of a new iPhone SE after the first popular iPhone SE was discontinued in September of 2018. This was a huge disappointment for a lot of Apple fans, and people all around had been asking for a replacement ever since. After a long wait, Apple finally announced the launch of the new iPhone SE. Read on to find out all that you need to know about the launch of the amazing brand new iPhone.

Date of Release

The announcement regarding the launch of iPhone SE was made on 15 April 2021 at 4 pm UK time. However, the pre-booking for the new iPhone did not start until 1 pm UK time of 17 April.

It is set to be available for the customers in showrooms and shops from 24 April 2021.

How much does the iPhone SE cost?

If we talk about the price of the new iPhone SE, there is a variation between the prices in various countries. However, we have provided full pricing to you:

  • iPhone SE (2021, 64 GB): 399 USD
  • iPhone SE (2021, 128 GB): 449 USD
  • iPhone SE (2021, 256 GB): 549 USD

Wondering about the iPhone SE (2021) design?

The new iPhone SE launched in 2021 is quite similar to the iPhone 8. Neither is this new iPhone design a return to the ultra-compact design of iPhone SE launched in 2016 nor does it feature any squared-off corners seen in iPad Pro. 

Features in a nutshell

  • 4.7-inch display
  • A13 Bionic chip
  • 3GB RAM
  • Single-lens rear camera
  • Supports Gigabit-class LTE
  • Dual sim support

Touch ID

It has a home button, which means you will get to use the Touch ID instead of the Face ID. This change has been made to keep the costs low since a face ID feature costs more.

Colour choice

You can find the new iPhone SE 2021 in three different colours viz white, black and red. All of the three colours have a black front panel.

Water and Dust Resistance

This iPhone SE has an IP67 dust and water-resistant rating which essentially means that it is completely dustproof and can withstand water up to a level of 1 meter for about 30 minutes.

Specification of the new iPhone SE 2021

If you are expecting some envelope-pushing specifications, you might end up being disappointed. However, the features provided in this phone is quite good for the price.


The new iPhone SE 2021 features the same 4.6-inch display as found in the iPhone 8. It has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch, which is worthy of the price.

It features the true tone as well as the haptic tone as found in several other iPhone models.


In order to keep the cost to a minimum, Apple has provided this new iPhone SE with a single-lens rear camera. However, this does not mean that the camera quality is not better than the camera of the iPhone 8. It has a 12- megapixel wide-angle camera that has wide colour capture and next-generation HDR for better highlights. According to Apple, this is one of the best single-camera system ever incorporated in an iPhone.

Front-facing camera

This newly launched iPhone SE 2021, features a 7- megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture with depth control support despite the fact that it lacks the true depth camera system.

It also supports Quick take and is the first iPhone to have this feature for the front-facing camera.

Battery life

If the battery capacity is considered it has the same capacity of 1821mAh as that of iPhone 8. It can last for 13 hours of video playback and about 40 hours of audio playback. It supports fast charging which means it can be charged up to 50% of battery life in just 30 minutes.


It has a Bluetooth 5.0 offering a longer range and faster speed. It also supports a WiFi 6 with 2×2 MIMO. Other connectivity features such as GPS, QZSS and GLONASS are also included.

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