iPhone SE2: everything we think we know about Apple's next compact and "affordable" iPhone

About four years ago, Apple surprised with a move that had not occurred since that singular attempt of the iPhone 5C in 2013: the iPhone SE came to the market as a slightly cheaper alternative and, above all, more compact compared to its peers of that year, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Since then we have seen nothing but rumors, but this year's comes particularly strong and we already think we know a lot about the iPhone SE2.

Blame them for sounding more intensely, for a change, Mark Gurman with Bloomberg. The well-known filter and connoisseur of the brand published a few days ago that the iPhone SE2 would be a reality in March, talking about its manufacture and possible characteristics.

Size Matters

If Gurman is a regular, the analyst Ming Chi-Kuo will not be less on this topic. In October, it was already publishing information about this supposed iPhone SE2, also pointing to the first quarter of 2020, giving some clues about the design and its components.

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

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

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At Forbes talk about the possibility that this design would not be recovered, but that of the iPhone X, based on 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 indicates that it will be a 4.7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels (the same as the 7 and 8 not Plus). With Lightning connector and in principle without audio minijack, nor the rumored 120 hertz ProMotion screen that is spoken for the next top-line iPhone. And without Face ID.

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

Image: OnLeaks.

A single rear camera

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

Image: OnLeaks.

It is quite unlikely that 5G support and battery has not leaked anything, but considering that it would have a similar volume (slightly higher) than 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 maintained, so the volume of that module should not be much higher either.

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

In March and below $ 500

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

We will see if this is the case and what goes up depending on the storage chosen, which generally represents a jump of between 50 and 100 dollars more. Of course the movement makes all the sense in the world when the iPhone XR continues to do well in sales, being the world's best-selling mobile phone for a year, also looking at emerging markets such as India, a country where two of the supposed manufacturers of this mobile phone are. (Pegatron and Wistron), thus reducing manufacturing costs.

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