Do you always prefer your iPhones to be cheaper and smaller? You may be pleased to hear that there
are rumors suggesting Apple will unveil a so-called iPhone SE 2 later this year. Based on a report which
has been published by QQ, Apple will release the second generation of iPhone SE to meet the demand
of budget buyers looking for a smaller device.
The iPhone SE 2 will be an upgrade in some areas from the iPhone SE, but not much of one. Besides, it is
expected that the iPhone SE 2 could be loaded with a quad-core A10 chipset, a 12MP rear camera, a
1.2MP front-facing shooter, a 4.5-inch screen, 2GB of RAM as well as it would come in 32GB and 128GB
sizes. We have collected, analyzed the clues, hints, and pieces of evidence and come up with a list of all
the things you need to know about iPhone SE 2 such as release date, price, specs and much more.
- Operating System: iOS v10
- Chipset: Apple A10 Fusion
- Graphics: PowerVR GT7600 Plus
- Processor: Quad-core 2.34 GHz
- SIM Slots: Single SIM, GSM
- Sensors: light sensor, Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, fingerprint
- Display: 4.5-inch (11.43cm) (640 x 1136 Pixels)
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage: 32GB/128GB
- Rear Camera: 12MP
- Front Camera: 1.2MP
- Battery: 1750 mAh (Non-removable)
Release Date and Price
As per the latest report of Focus Taiwan News Channel, it will be launched in the first quarter of 2018 –
the same date is recalled by Macworld which is a well-reliable source of Apple rumors. In terms of
prices, the SE 2 will remain Apple’s most reasonable and affordable iPhone moving forward. So far the
pricing rumors point to a roughly $450 price, which seems believable.
Design and Display
This time around, we have only limited information about what the iPhone SE 2 looks like, but based on
a report by BGR, the phone will have a glass rear which sounds good as all of Apple’s latest flagship
devices have a glass back to facilitate wireless charging. And when it comes to the display, it would likely
be a small screen, probably around the 4.5-inch mark. It’s a bit smaller than the 4.7-inch iPhone 8
display even way smaller than the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch OLED panel.
A Headphone Jack
Most interestingly, the iPhone SE 2 will have a headphone jack which undoubtedly makes it a better
choice than iPhone 8, and even iPhone X. If Apple wouldn’t mess with the next iteration’s design, there’s
a little reason to see it removed. Though the rumors point to a new look, so fingers are crossed that the
standard 3.5mm jack will not get left on the cutting room floor.
The iPhone SE 2 will likely boast an A10 Fusion processor (the same one in the iPhone 7) and will be
equipped with a 12MP rear sensor. On the other hand, a 1.2MP front-facing camera will be available for
taking selfies. Additionally, the SE 2’s camera will be loaded with features e.g. Face Detection and high
dynamic range (HDR) as well.
If you’re looking for a phone that will last you all day long with ease, the iPhone SE 2 is high on the
charts. In our in-depth research, we have discovered that the SE 2 will sweep the floor of the other
popular iPhone models of the time such as iPhone 7 and iPhone 6. Based on rumors, the battery will
have a slightly raised rating from 1640mAh to 1750mAh. The device will have a smaller and lower
resolution screen, so you should expect the battery life to be fairly decent.