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Japan Postpones iPhone SE Launch


The epidemic is hard to control in Japan, causing the country's mobile carriers to postpone the launch of the new iPhone SE until May 11. 

Japanese mobile telecommunication service providers include NTT Docomo Inc. and SoftBank Corp said it would delay the launch of the new Apple iPhone SE until May 11 instead of expected April 27 amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Japanese government has expanded its quarantine area because of a Corona virus emergency that erupted nationwide last week and is calling on citizens to cut their travel needs by 80% to ensure efforts to control the outbreak. The state of emergency is currently scheduled to remain in force until May 6.

Apple had quietly launched the iPhone SE version with a design that is not much different in terms of design and screen technology than the iPhone 8, only different in terms of internal configuration when it is equipped with the power of the trio. iPhone 11 with A13 Bionic chip.

The new iPhone SE only has a 12 MP rear camera with f / 1.8 aperture. If taken from mere numbers, this camera cluster is similar to what is on the iPhone XR and iPhone 8. On the front, users have a 7 MP selfie camera, again similar to iPhone XR and iPhone 8. Although this hardware specification is quite "classic", the software aspect of the new phone might be more interesting.

Compared to the iPhone 8, the new iPhone SE excels at being able to take portrait mode photos with just one lens (iPhone 8 can do this because of the dual camera). 

The same technology is applied on the front camera.
The new iPhone SE is priced at $ 399, $ 499 and $ 549 respectively for 64/128/256 GB ROM versions. With such "soft" price, the new product is expected to bring a slight nudge to Apple in the context of business difficulties due to COVID-19 epidemic.

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