Ever since the turn of the year, there have been plenty of rumours about the iPhone SE 2. While early rumours claimed that there will be a radical change in the design language of the ‘SE’ series, lately, the leaks have been a bit subdued. A few reports claimed that Apple won’t launch the iPhone SE 2, however, it will launch the iPhone X SE with an LCD panel.
A new report from China claims that Apple will take to stage at WWDC 2018 and launch the iPhone SE 2.
The iPhone SE 2 won’t feature a new design and won’t look anything like the iPhone X. It will have a design similar to the iPhone SE with flat sides, top and bottom bezels and Touch ID.
However, it will feature a larger 4.2-inch display which seems a bit off. The main purpose of the iPhone SE was to cater to the consumers that prefer small form factor along with flagship-like specifications.
If Apple does include a 4.2-inch display, it is likely to reduce the size of the bezels to maintain the overall size of the phone. The screen resolution will remain the same as the iPhone SE. However, the report claims that Apple will concentrate on under the hood improvements.
The iPhone SE 2 will be powered by the A10 Fusion chipset. This is the same chipset that powered by the Apple iPad Pro as well. The smartphone is expected to have 2GB RAM and the base variant will now have 32GB of storage. This could change as well since Apple has bumped up the base storage for its new iPhones. We could see the iPhone SE 2 launch with a minimum 64GB onboard storage.
The sketchy bit about the report is its prediction of the launch date. Apple has not launched an iPhone at WWDC since the iPhone 4 in 2010. However, going by the past record, the iPhone SE 2 could be unveiled at a media event in March.
While the iPhone SE 2 and these leaked specifications seem close to the truth, it cannot be confirmed yet. The source doesn’t have a great track record hence, it raises some suspicion. While the iPhone SE 2 launch seems to be happening sooner rather than later, a launch at WWDC seems likely.