We have not seen the last of the iPhone SE variant just, if new reports are to be believed. Apple’s popular SE variant of the iPhone offered enough muscle from its flagships in a smaller size which brought down the pricing of the phone to a more acceptable rate.
The next generation iPhone SE, which might be named the SE 2, will be released next year, with the news appearing from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The phone will supposedly be assembling the new SE at Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron’s facility in Bengaluru, India, where the current iPhone SE is being made. The first iPhone SE was released on March 2016, and the iPhone SE 2 will be released on the first quarter 2018, which will be an apt timeframe for Apple to release their mini-flagship. We can also expect a lot of the new specifications to be featured on the phone.
According to a report from CNBC, the new iPhone will come at a price that’s nearly half of the iPhone X, at just $450. It will be aimed at the emerging markets. While the new model will be more expensive than the outgoing iPhone SE, it will still be cheaper than the iPhone 7.
The new iPhone SE will feature the same 4-inch display as last time, also with Touch ID. For countries like India, where 75% of the phones sold are under the price of $250, the budget handset market will be given a hit once the new iPhone SE 2 starts making an appearance. Based on rumours circulating around the phone, it is expected to come with the new Apple A10 Fusion chip paired with 2GB of RAM. There are also supposed to be 32GB and 128GB variants. At the back of the phone will be a 12MP snapper and on the front, we can expect a 5MP selfie camera While the first-generation SE looked exactly like the iPhone 5s, it is unclear what kind of design the newer, smaller product will feature.
All information regarding the new iPhone is still up to speculation, however, some considerations that Apple will have to take regarding the new phone, will be in the inclusion of a headphone jack, as well as the kind of display it will be using, since the phone will only have a 4-inch screen.