Though the rumors about iPhone SE 2 had been blowing hot and cold for quite some time, they have picked up pace following the revelation of new regulatory filings that offer enough indication about the soon to be launched iPhone. As the grapevine seems to be pretty confident, we were compelled to take a peek at the iPhone SE features, price, specs and release date.
Are you a big fan of Apple’s vintage 4-inch iPhone? You would be extremely pleased to know that Apple has decided to keep the classic model floating. Considering how much love the ageless smartphone is still getting, the decision to inject yet another life into the device seems to be a wise thought!
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iPhone SE 2 Features, Price, and Release Date
iPhone SE 2 Design
While some rumors have suggested that the iPhone SE 2 will look a lot like iPhone 8, others have countered that the smartphone’s design won’t change.
Well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is too busy in planning the successors of iPhone 8 and iPhone X to spare much time for iPhone SE. The device is said to have the 4.2-inch screen and come with Touch ID button.
It’s expected that the iPhone SE 2018 will have wireless charging support. As Apple’s newest smartphones have already embraced Qi wireless charging, we believe that SE 2 will also come loaded with it.
“Apple’s next budget iPhone, the rumored iPhone SE 2, could be like the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in one way: wireless charging. According to the latest rumor, the iPhone SE 2 will adopt a glass backing that will let it top up the battery through a wireless charging pad, similar to the 2017 crop of iPhones.” CNET
Well-know mobile leaker Ben Geskin recently tweeted that the iPhone will support Qi standard wireless charging. Knowing how confident he seems to be, the glass back appears to be a certainty on the smartphone.
iPhone SE Camera
The smartphone will come with minor camera improvement. It’s expected to have a 7MP front camera and 12MP rear camera.
For the folks who like snapping selfies or using FaceTime camera, the smartphone will be good enough to live up to their demand.
The new iPhone will be equipped with A10 Fusion chip (same as iPhone 7). Thanks to the more powerful processor, it will run more smoothly and also offer better battery life.
iPhone SE 2 Battery
If the rumor mills are to be believed, iPhone SE 2 will have a slightly bigger battery. The 1700mAh battery will empower the smartphone to last up to a couple of hours longer on a single charge.
RAM and Storage
The device will have 2GB of RAM and come in 32GB as well as 128GB storage capacities. It won’t be available in 256GB storage.
iPhone SE Colors
iPhone SE 2 will be available in Silver, Gold, and Space Grey—just like iPhone 8. Unlike the existing model, it won’t be available in rose gold.
Other Wild Cards
Some reports had earlier suggested that the iPhone SE 2018 will boast edge-to0-edge screen like iPhone X. Moreover, they also suggested that even Face ID would come with the low-end iPhone. However, we don’t expect these top-of-the-line features to come on the smartphone. So, you can take them with a pinch of salt.
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iPhone SE 2 Price
The price of the upcoming iPhone SE 2 will remain the same. It is likely to be priced at $399 for the 32GB model, while the 128GB variant will be available at $449.
iPhone SE 2 Release Date
Just a few days before the tech giant registered a bunch of new phone models with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC); giving enough hint that the new smartphone is on its way out very soon.
As per reports, model numbers A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105, and A2106 were listed out in the EEC database. Moreover, none of them matched with the existing iPhones.
Initially, we thought the smartphone was lined up for WWDC. But Japanese blog Macotakara predicted that the iPhone would be released even before the event.
“Japanese blog Macotakara has published new details about the rumored iPhone SE 2 based on details shared by a case maker source. The new details come after Eurasian regulatory filings this month suggest we’re just weeks away from new iPhones being unveiled.
Based on the timing of the regulatory filings, it’s likely we’ll see the new iPhone SE sometime in May or June — with Apple’s next known media event scheduled for June 4 as the start of WWDC — but Macotakara’s source believes we won’t have to wait that long.” – 9to5Mac
Now, the rumors about the SE seem to have gone a bit cold, as there is more focus on the flagship models. However, some reports have suggested that the compact iPhone might finally be launched during the fall.
Stay Tuned for More
As more reports about iPhone SE 2 arrive, we would update this post to keep you in the loop. By the way, what’s your take on Apple’s upcoming low-end smartphone?
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