Everything We Think We Know About Apple’s Next “Affordable” Compact iPhone

About four years ago Apple surprised with a move that had not occurred since that singular attempt by iPhone 5C in 2013: iPhone SE came to the market as a slightly cheaper alternative and, above all, more compact compared to its contemporaries of that year, the iPhone 7 Y iPhone 7 Plus. Since then we have not seen anything other than rumors, but this year’s are particularly strong and we already think we know enough about it. iPhone SE2.

The fault that they sound louder is, for a change, by Mark Gurman at the hands of Bloomberg. The well-known leaker and connoisseur of the brand published a few days ago that iPhone SE2 would be a reality in March, speaking of its manufacture and possible characteristics.

Size Matters

If Gurman is a regular, analyst Ming Chi-Kuo is not going to be less so on this issue. In october already published information about this supposed iPhone SE2 pointing too in the first quarter of 2020, giving some clues about the design and its components.

Kuo pointed at a design equivalent to that of the iPhone 8, with a 4.7-inch IPS screen and that front with prominent frames that we have not seen in the batches of Apple smartphones for two generations. That is, front and rear glass (if it is like the 8, with wireless charging) and physical ‘Home’ button with Touch ID, thus expanding the iPhone offer with this reader that would be for sale (if only 8 remained after this).

With this we would have a smartphone somewhat more compact and lighter than the iPhone 11 Pro, the smallest of the latest iPhones, with a larger screen than the previous SE. In fact, the role would be very similar to retrieve a design that would otherwise be extinct, as the SE recovered that of the iPhone 5s.

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In Forbes speak of the possibility that this design was not recovered, but that of the iPhone X, traced to that of the iPhone XS and something different from the current ones, so that it would include a 5.4 inch screen. But this does not fit with what Gurman and Kuo point out and perhaps it makes less sense if it is that strategy followed with the previous SE.

Thus, everything points to what will be a 4.7-inch IPS screen with 1,334 x 750 pixel resolution (the same as the 7 and 8 not Plus). With Lightning connector and in principle without audio minijack, nor the rumored ProMotion screen of 120 hertz that is spoken for the next top-of-the-line iPhones. And without Face ID.

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The dimensions that pointed OnLeaks They are somewhat different from those we saw in the iPhone 7 and 8, but quite close. It spoke of 138.5 millimeters high, 67.4 mm wide and 7.8 mm thick including the bulge of the camera (singular). It would be slightly more than 72 cubic centimeters in volume compared to the approximately 68 cc of the iPhone 8.

Single rear camera

The iPhone SE arrived in 2016 with the Apple A9 processor (from 2015) while a few months later did the iPhone 7 with the Apple A10 Fusion. For the iPhone SE2 we talk about Apple A13, with what would be that same strategy of preserve the processor from the previous year as a more recent one has not yet been presented. RAM, something that Apple never reveals, aims at 3 GB, so that it is a more basic option to the most powerful iPhones of both this and last year.

It is enough unlikely to support 5G and the battery has not leaked anything, but taking into account that it would have a similar volume (slightly higher) to the 8, it is possible to think that the milliamps per hour would be around 1,900 mAh. In addition, the single rear camera would be kept, so the volume of that module should not be much greater either.

As for cameras, they talk from the same 12 megapixel sensor that we saw in the main camera of the iPhone 11, without any accompanying telephoto or wide angle. From the front, without notch around him, nothing has been said so far.

In March and under $ 500

A juicy matter that of price, assuming in this case a somewhat more accessible iPhone since for years they settled comfortably at 900 euros. Kuo claimed in October a starting price of US $ 399 (to put this price into context, the iPhone 8 currently costs US $ 449). This fits in with what they point to in Forbes in terms of being below $ 500, but in this case they point to a price of $ 449 for the 64GB model, which would be the most basic.

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We’ll see if that’s the case and what goes up depending on the storage chosen, which generally means a jump of between $ 50 and $ 100 more. Of course the movement It has all the sense of the world when the iPhone XR still doing well in sales being the best-selling mobile in the world for a year, also looking at emerging markets such as India, a country where two of the alleged manufacturers of this mobile are located (Pegatron and Wistron), thereby reducing manufacturing costs.

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