The successor to the original iPhone SE will finally arrive in Philippine shores! The iPhone SE 2020 brings that same value the original did but to an iPhone 8 design.
What’s The Fuss with the iPhone SE 2020?
Although this phone carries the same beloved design as the iPhone 8, the new iPhone SE gets Apple’s A13 Bionic chip. Yes, it’s the same one found on Apple’s iPhone 11 series of phones. This means you get the best performance that Apple has to offer in its iPhones.
Yeah, you still just get a single 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera. But thanks to Apple’s custom image signal processor in the A13, you can get better photos. You also get 4K video recording on the rear camera! With the beloved design also comes the home button with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. This is very much welcome seeing as face masks are prevalent in our society today.
Sure, it looks dated compared to the sea of affordable Android phones in the Asian market. It does have something up its sleeve that no other phone maker can boast: regular software updates. Thanks to the A13 Bionic chip inside, you can expect Apple to have updates for the iPhone SE 2020 for 4-5 years!
The new SE comes in three colors: Black, White, and (PRODUCT)RED. If you get the red SE, proceeds of that go directly to the Global Fund to combat COVID-19. (That’s nice.)
Pricing and Availability
As of now, Philippine telcos Globe and Smart opened preorders of the iPhone SE 2020 with their respective postpaid plans. You can get it through a Smart Signature Plan for P1,599/month. (That’s Plan 1499 + P100/mo cashout + P3,100 initial cashout.) For Globe, you can get it on ThePLAN 1799 with a P2,400 cashout. Note that both offers are for the 64GB variant.