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iPhone SE 5G 2022: Here’s everything you need to know

It remains unchanged from the outside
By Roland Udvarlaki March 9, 2022, 9:45 am
iPhone SE 5G 2022 Hero image Source: Pocketnow

After months of rumors and leaks, Apple finally unveiled the brand new third generation of iPhone SE 5G 2022. The device comes with 5G, the new A15 Bionic chipset, improved camera capabilities on both the front and back, and it finally supports 20W fast charging. The iPhone SE 2020 lacks 5G mmWave, and it doesn’t support MagSafe, and it still has an outdated design with massive bezels, not to mention a slightly higher price tag. Here’s everything you need to know before you upgrade from the iPhone SE 2020.

The brand new iPhone SE 5G 2022 is the latest iPhone in Apple’s lineup to feature 5G, and it's the cheapest and most affordable device in the entire iPhone lineup. The new device still packs a 4.7-inch LCD display with the same resolution, and although it has a faster A15 Bionic chipset, the battery is expected to be similar to the 2020 model, although Apple claims that the battery has improved, thanks to the power-efficient SoC.

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When will the iPhone SE 5G 2022 be available?

The new third-generation iPhone SE 5G 2022 will be up for pre-order from Friday, March 11, 2022, and will be available from March 18, 2022.

What is the price of the iPhone SE 2022?

The iPhone SE 2022 costs $30 more than the iPhone SE 2020. The new iPhone SE launched at $429 for the 64GB model, while the 128GB model will retail for $479, and 256GB for $579. As expected, if you end up purchasing the new device, you will not receive a wall charger in the box, and you’ll have to purchase one separately. We recommend our iPhone 13 chargers guide to pick up a compatible 20W Apple, or other third-party chargers.

ModelPrice in USDCADGBPEUR (DE)
iPhone SE - 64GB$429$579£419€519
iPhone SE - 128GB$479$649£469€569
iPhone SE - 256GB$579$789£569€689

Apple is also offering a $100 - $650 off when you trade in an iPhone 8 or newer device in the US, and carriers will also offer excellent deals and bundles.

iPhone SE 2022 RED

iPhone SE 2022

3rd Generation

The latest iPhone SE 2022 comes with 5G and the A15 Bionic Chip, the same SoC that powers the iPhone 13 series of flagship devices. The new iPhone SE is the most affordable iPhone in Apple’s lineup, and it comes with new camera features and improved battery life.

iPhone SE 5G 2022 Specifications

SmartphoneApple iPhone SE 5G (2022)
Release DateMarch 18, 2022
Dimensions5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
Weight5.08 oz (144 g)
MaterialsAluminium and Glass
Operating SystemiOS 15.4 and later
Display4.7-inch IPS LCD, (326 ppi) 750 x 1334
ProcessorApple A15 Bionic, 5nm
Memory4GB
Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Rear Camera12MP, ƒ/1.8, OIS
Front Camera7MP, ƒ/2.2
SecurityTouch ID
Connectivity5G (Sub6 only), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC for Apple Pay
PortsLightning port
BatteryN/A mAh, 20W wired, 0-50% in 30 minutes with 20W adapter (advertised), Qi wireless charging
Water ResistanceIP67
ColorsBlack, White, (PRODUCT) RED
Pricefrom $429

What colors will the iPhone SE be released in?

iPhone SE 2022 colors
iPhone SE 2022 colors
Source: Apple

The new iPhone SE 2022 is available in three color options, like its predecessor. The iPhone SE 2022 comes in Midnight (Black), Starlight (White), and (PRODUCT) RED color options.

Design

iPhone SE 2022 Source: Apple

The iPhone SE 2022 comes with an identical design to the iPhone SE 2020, and it has the same front panel as on the iPhone 6 from 2014, and the same back design as the iPhone 8 from 2017. While the back design still looks great, the front is outdated by today’s bezel-less standards. While the design is nothing to brag about, we’re glad to still see the IP67 certification that ensures water and dust resistance.

Display

iPhone SE 2022
iPhone SE 2022 in Midnight
Source: Apple

The iPhone SE 2022 comes with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 (326 PPI). The display is still locked at 60Hz, and ProMotion 120Hz is still limited to the iPhone 13 Pro series of flagship devices. The iPhone SE’s LCD display has 625 nits of maximum brightness, which is still plenty enough to browse the web and play games in direct sunlight. The most notable letdown is the massive bezels on, which takes up a considerable amount of space, and it doesn’t look modern. If you’re looking for an affordable iPhone with an excellent display, your only option is the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 mini, or iPhone 13. We don’t recommend the iPhone 12 mini due to its disappointing battery life, the 13 mini lasts significantly longer on a single charge.

Camera

iPhone SE 2022
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Source: Apple

The iPhone SE 2022 has a single 12MP f/1.8 camera on the back. It supports digital zoom up to 5x, and it has advanced software features such as Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, and Portrait lighting with six effects. The camera also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and it supports Deep Fusion and Smart HDR 4 for photos. Unfortunately, it appears that Night Mode, the feature, is still limited to the more expensive iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series.

When it gets to video, the phone can record in 4K at up to 60 fps. The front-facing camera is a 7MP sensor with f/2.2, and it supports the same features as the rear camera, including portrait mode, portrait lighting effects, deep fusion, and Smart HDR 4 for photos. Surprisingly, the front camera also supports Night Mode Time-lapse.

Battery

The battery in the iPhone SE 2022 is unknown at this point, but the iPhone SE 2020 came with a 1,821 mAh battery cell, and we expect to see the same, or very similar unit inside the upgraded iPhone SE 2022. The device still supports Qi wireless charging, but it lacks MagSafe support. Luckily, to make up for the restricted feature, the phone supports 20W fast charging, and Apple claims that it can go from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Does the iPhone SE have Touch ID?

Yes, the iPhone SE 2022 returns the beloved Touch ID sensor that allows users to authenticate the device, and make purchases using Safari and Apple Pay.

Does the iPhone SE come with a charger?

No, the iPhone SE 2022 doesn’t come bundled with a charger inside the box. Customers will only receive the device itself, a USB-C to Lighnight cable, and the documentation. We recommend our iPhone 13 chargers guide to pick up a compatible 20W Apple, or other third-party chargers.

Is the iPhone SE dual SIM?

Yes, the iPhone SE 2022 is a dual SIM device. It supports a nano-SIM and eSIM. The iPhone SE doesn’t have two SIM card slots, instead, it has one, and it allows users to add an additional virtual SIM card via the eSIM slot that can be configured with the help of your carrier.

Does the iPhone SE support 5G mmWave?

iPhone SE 5G 2022 Green Source: Pocketnow

No, the iPhone SE 2022 only supports Sub-6GHz 5G speeds, and it doesn’t support mmWave. It has the following 5G bands that allow it to work on all major carrier’s networks:

TechnologyBands
5G Bands5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
4G BandsFDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

Does the iPhone SE take astrophotography photos?

No, the iPhone SE 2022 doesn’t have any night mode camera features and it doesn’t allow users to take astrophotography photos using the official camera application that comes pre-installed on all iPhones.

Does the iPhone SE support Wifi 6E?

No, the iPhone SE only supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO

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