Apple recently launched its iPhone 11 series consisting of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Despite their high prices and the iOS 13 problems, the smartphones appear to be selling like hotcakes. But Apple fans should brace themselves as a new iPhone named “iPhone SE2” is arriving soon. Not only that, it will offer the same chipset running the iPhone 11 Pro for a fraction of a cost and launch early next year.
In a research note obtained by MacRumours, Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that the company will soon launch a long-awaited successor for the iPhone SE. Kuo explained that the so-called ‘iPhone SE2’ will be powered by the A13 Bionic- the company’s top-of-the-range iPhone chipset. It will be paired with 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM. He believes that the handset will be the “best upgrade choice” for millions of users and will ship up to 40 million units next year.
Though the specifications are the same as iPhone 11, the iPhone SE2 will not be a smaller version of it. Instead, it will be similar to the iPhone 8, which still remains far more compact than the majority of smartphones these days. It will feature the Touch ID, which is still faster and preferred by some. In fact, the rumor is Apple will bring the Touch ID back for the iPhone 12.
Being close to the iPhone 8 also gives an idea about the pricing. Apple currently sells the iPhone 8 unlocked for $449 while the iPhone XR is priced at $599. It means Apple will not charge more than $499 for the iPhone SE2. This is a good deal compared to the starting prices of the iPhone 11 Pro (999$) and (1099$), for a phone which is just as fast.
However, Apple fans should also keep an eye for the iPhone 12 redesign which has already leaked. It revealed two display sizes, ProMotion displays, the return of Touch ID, USB Type-C, 5G, and a foldable design. While iPhone 11 does impress, it looks like the salvation of Apple will be the iPhone SE2.