Apple just shrunk the iPhone 6S, its most powerful iPhone ever. Hence was born, the iPhone SE. No 5s or 6s there, yet it packs in the best of both worlds. So, why did Apple take a U-turn, two years after giving in to the ‘bigger-is-better’ hullabaloo? Simply because people ‘still’ love smaller phones. To reiterate the fact, it mentioned – during its Loop You In event in Cupertino, California – that it sold over 30-million 4-inch iPhones last year. The iPhone SE was only but inevitable.The iPhone SE is not too hard to sum up. It’s an iPhone 6S trapped inside an iPhone 5S’ body. Flagship-grade machinery inside a cute, compact sized form factor that also costs much lesser, that’s the iPhone SE for you, on paper. Here’s a closer look.Also read: 5 reasons to buy the iPhone SE Design and build qualityThe iPhone SE looks exactly like the iPhone 5S. It boasts of a similar all-metal build with chamfered edges (and rounded corners) along with a rear camera module that sits flush inside the body and front mounted Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The camera single-handedly has to be the biggest highlight here, as unlike in the case of the iPhone 6S (where it protrudes out) this one is part and parcel of the body. This means you won’t have to worry about getting it damaged when you accidently force it hard on to a surface.Also read: Everything you need to know about the 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro, features, pricing and storage There are subtle changes over the iPhone 5S. Gone is the shiny silvery highlight along the edge that was so prone to scratches. It has now been replaced by a smoother matter finish that kind of blends into the whole thing. Also, you get a colour-matched stainless steel Apple logo this time round. And did we mention, the iPhone SE now comes in rose gold?advertisementDisplayThe new iPhone SE comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD (Retina) display with a 640 x 1136 pixels resolution. Sadly, it’s missing out on the 3D Touch pressure-sensitive display technology that for now stays exclusive to the iPhone 6S (and iPhone 6S Plus).Also read: iPhone SE as your next phone? 5 reasons why you shouldn’t buy it SoftwareIt runs Apple’s latest iOS 9.3 update out-of-the-box that brings in some key improvements over previous generation iOS 9. The new iOS 9.3 update (out now) will allow users to selectively password-protect Notes, as also introduces a Night Shift mode that ‘automatically shifts the colours in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum’ post sunset.Processor and storageThe iPhone SE is powered by the same processor as the iPhone 6S, which is a 64-bit A9 chip (with M9 motion co-processor for an always-on ‘Hey Siri’). It will be available in 16GB and 64GB memory variants. Expandable storage is not supported.CameraThe iPhone SE sports a 12-megapixel iSight camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and dualLED (dual tone) flash similar to the one on the iPhone 6S. Live Photos and 4K video are supported. There’s also a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera on the front with f/2.4 aperture.Also read: Apple hopes to woo Indian consumers with iPhone SE BatteryThe phone is backed by a non-removable 1,642 mAh battery.Pricing and availabilityThe iPhone SE will be available in the colours: space grey, silver, gold and rose gold in 16GB and 64GB models starting at Rs 39,000 from Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers. It will be available for buy in early April.