The iPhone SE is available to pre-order in the UK from Thursday (March 24th), ahead of its appearance on shop shelves on March 31st.
The entry-level 16GB version of the four-inch phone is up for grabs for £359. That’s £100 or so less than the launch price of the iPhone 5C, which was its predecessor in the category of compact, keenly priced Apple handsets.
However, while that phone featured a divisive plastic construction, the SE features a high-end blend of glass and aluminium that’s more in keeping with a premium handset.
A 64GB edition of the iPhone SE will set you back £439.
Other key features of the phone include a 12-megapixel iSight camera with 4K video recording and LivePhotos, Touch ID security and support for the Apple Pay contactless payments system that enables you to pay for goods by swiping your phone over a reader.
It also offers improved battery life, an always-on hands-free version of Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant Siri, a powerful A9 processor and support for the just-unveiled iOS 9.3 version of Apple’s operating system.
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