Apple this week unveiled a third-generation iPhone SE, with key new features being an A15 chip, 5G support, longer battery life, camera enhancements, and extra long-lasting glass. While now not advertised by using Apple, the new iPhone SE additionally features extra RAM.

The identical kind of Xcode strings has precisely revealed the amount of RAM in several generations of iPhones and iPads. For example, the strings published that the sixth-generation iPad mini additionally has an expanded 4GB of RAM.

iPhone SE 3 stacked
With help from developer Moritz Sternemann, we tested that the third-generation iPhone SE features 4GB of RAM, in contrast to 3GB in the preceding model. This fact is sourced from strings inside the Xcode 13.3 Release Candidate that Apple launched following its “Peek Performance” event on Tuesday.

Photo and video editing apps can gain from getting entry to extra RAM, as they are capable to keep extra layers saved in memory. Additional RAM can additionally permit greater apps and pages loaded in Safari to remain active in the background.

The new iPhone SE will be available to pre-order starting at 5 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, March 11 in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and more than 30 other countries and regions. Deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin Friday, March 18.

iPhone SE features

Capacity

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Size and Weight

  • 2.65 inches
  • (67.3 mm)

Height:

  • 5.45 inches
  • (138.4 mm)

Depth:

  • 0.29 inch
  • (7.3 mm)

Weight:

5.09 ounces (144 grams)Display

  • Retina HD display
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability
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Chip

  • A15 Bionic chip
  • 6-core CPU with 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores
  • 4-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant

  • Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529

Camera

  • 12MP Wide camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 4 for photos
  • Photographic Styles
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Video Recording

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Digital zoom up to 3x
  • LED True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Night mode Time‑lapse
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

Front Camera

  • 7MP camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • Deep Fusion
  • Smart HDR 4 for photos
  • Photographic Styles
  • 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps or 30 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Night mode Time‑lapse
  • Retina Flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
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Touch ID

  • Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button

Apple Pay

  • Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores, within apps, and on the web
  • Send and receive money in Messages with Apple Cash
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac
  • Pay for your ride using Express Transit

Apple Card

  • Credit card created by Apple, designed for iPhone
  • Get unlimited 3% Daily Cash at Apple and select merchants, 2% with Apple Pay, and 1% everywhere else
  • Use the Wallet app to apply for, manage, and use Apple Card
  • Titanium, laser‑etched physical credit card for use where Apple Pay is not accepted yet
  • Share with up to five people, 13 years or older, in your Family Sharing group to track expenses, manage spending, and build credit together (for those over 18)

CarriersAT&T Sprint, now part of T-Mobile T-Mobile VerizonCellular and Wireless

Model A2595

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
  • FDD‑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)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

  • 5G (sub-6 GHz) with 2×2 MIMO
  • LTE Advanced with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
  • Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve

Location

  • Built-in GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation

Video Calling

  • FaceTime video calling over cellular or Wi‑Fi
  • FaceTime HD video calling over 5G or Wi‑Fi
  • Share experiences like movies, TV, music, and other apps in a FaceTime call with SharePlay
  • Screen sharing
  • Portrait mode in FaceTime video
  • Spatial audio
  • Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum microphone modes
  • Zoom with rear‑facing camera
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Audio Calling

  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
  • Share experiences like movies, TV, music, and other apps in a FaceTime call with SharePlay
  • Screen sharing
  • Spatial audio
  • Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum microphone modes

Audio Playback

  • Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus
  • Stereo playback
  • User‑configurable maximum volume limit

Video Playback

  • Supported formats include HEVC, H.264, and ProRes
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG
  • Up to 4K HDR AirPlay for mirroring, photos, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) or AirPlay 2‑enabled smart TV
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)

Siri

  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Activate hands‑free with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
  • Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favorite apps

Power and Battery

  • Up to 15 hours

Video playback (streamed):

  • Up to 10 hours

Audio playback:

  • Up to 50 hours

Fast‑charge capable:

  • Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Sensors

  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Operating System

  • iOS 15
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