With less than two months to go before its supposed release, we take stock of the rumors surrounding the iPhone SE 2, Apple’s next low-cost smartphone.
2020 should be a big year for Apple, especially for the iPhone. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the firm’s expert analyst at the Apple, Cupertino has forecast no less than five iPhone models for this year. We would find an iPhone 12 in two sizes (5.4 and 6.1 inches), an iPhone 12 pro in 6.1 and 6.7 inches, but also an enigmatic low-cost iPhone with a 4.7-inch screen. The latter model could, according to the analyst’s predictions, arrive as early as March and take the place of the aging iPhone SE in Apple’s lineup, which is why this model is commonly referred to as iPhone SE 2 (although some say it could also be called iPhone 9).
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According to the latest rumors, the iPhone SE 2 should look just like the iPhone 8, at least as far as its front panel is concerned. This would include a 4.7-inch LCD screen surrounded by wide borders, and a Home button with integrated Touch ID. On the back, there will be a single photo sensor (probably the same as the main sensor that now equips the iPhone 11). The back panel should always be made of glass, except that it could be frosted like the latest iPhone models and the Apple should be centered. The dimensions should be identical to those of the iPhone 8, except that the thickness would be increased from 7.3 mm to 7.8 mm, which could logically be used to accommodate a larger battery. The argument for this iPhone SE 2 would be on the inside, since the leaks assume that this model will embed an A13 Bionic chip with 3GB of RAM.
If this iPhone is sold at the same price as the iPhone SE, i.e. $399 in the US and €489 in France when it comes out, it would make an excellent smartphone with excellent photo performance and the most powerful chip on the mobile SoC market, for those who don’t really pay attention to the device’s outdated design. With less than two months to go before its supposed release, the iPhone SE 2 should therefore resume the strategy of the original iPhone SE, which displayed the iPhone 5S chassis with newer components. Unfortunately, for those who liked the iPhone SE’s small size, it will take some getting used to. When it disappears, there will be no more 4-inch iPhone models in the catalog. A situation that will no doubt disappoint those who were hoping for an iPhone the size of the OS, with an edge-to-edge screen to fit a wider slab without increasing the dimensions of the chassis.
Apple iPhone SE Pink 64GB…
- 4-inch (diagonal) Panoramic Multi-Touch LCD with IPS Technology
- 12 MP Camera and 4K Video and 1.2 MP FaceTime HD Camera with Retina Flash
- Touch ID. Second generation fingerprint sensor integrated in the main button