iPhone 5se said to run A9/M9 chips, come in 16/64GB capacities

By , Jan 25, 2016

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Apple’s allegedly upcoming four-inch iPhone refresh, that some people believe will be marketed as ‘iPhone 5se’, is said to include “variants” of the A9 system-on-a-chip and the M9 motion coprocessor, both of which are found inside the iPhone 6s, rather than the previous-generation A8 and M8 chips, according to 9to5Mac.

This will let the device provide untethered ‘Hey Siri’ functionality, which requires the latest-generation M9 motion coprocessor which can monitor the handset’s microphone in a power-efficient manner.

In addition, the phone will be reportedly offered in two storage capacities, one should be the entry-level model with sixteen gigabytes of storage and the other will include 64GB of storage.

“Given the large performance leap, we are told that the ‘5se’ will likely replace the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the iPhone lineup this fall when the iPhone 7 is introduced,” Gurman claims.

This means that the 2013 iPhone 5s will be discontinued comet this Fall as the iPhone 5se will occupy that price point.

What do you guys make of this?

Image top of post: an iPhone 5, at left, and a purported 4-inch iPhone, at right. §

Source: 9to5Mac

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  • TornBodies

    i wish apple could make a no compromise phone like sony does with the z compacts put the same 12 megapixel camera & atleast a 1080p screen in a 5 inch or or 4 inch phone i guess i’ll have to wait another 5 years

    • tariq

      I had the z3 compact and today getting the z3. But with Xperia compact phones the bezels are small so screen still looks big and bright. If Apple makes a compact phone, I feel like it will not sell really well bc they have big bezels. Just my opinion.

      • Rowan09

        This would just be a 5s upgraded with A9 internals. It would be a good budget phone

      • Jake Platt

        Except it won’t be a budget phone. They’ll still charge a premium price which is comparable to most of their competitors flagship phones.

      • Rowan09

        Budget phone doesn’t mean $200. If it’s to replace the iPhone 5s then it would be around $300-$500 range

      • Jake Platt

        I’ll be very surprised if it’s under $500, at what point you’d need to question what is considered a budget phone these days.

      • Rowan09

        What do you consider a budget phone? Now if you’re talking about cheap useless phones like some of the Android Chinese, Indian brands, etc that’s a bad comparison. For example the One Plus Two costs $400 and that’s a budget phone. Phones today are just expensive. Even when my father who had a slide out keyboard regular phone needed a new one it was $300 for it.

      • Jake Platt

        That is a fair point. I guess for me if I was buying a phone on what I’d consider a true budget I’d feel like I have to settle for something genuinely cheap and well below any flagship phones. Personally, I couldnt justify paying $500 for an iPhone when for an extra $200ish you can get an apple flagship. In the case of this new 5ce however, I do see the appeal of the smaller screen, in conjunction with the lower price, to some people.

      • Rowan09

        Yeah I agree, but parents that don’t want to dish out the extra cash especially for a child will find this appealing.

  • Gucciipad

    Sorry I don’t like small phones. I enjoy my 6s plus. And I’ll get the 7s plus next.

    • rockdude094

      Good for you, but some people like myself use a phone just to make occasional texts and calls and web browsing/email in a small package that is easy to hold. If the design is the same as the 6, ill have to pass…

      • Alexandre Isurugi

        you realise a 15 year old dumb phone can do all that?

    • Digitalfeind

      I have small hands and just got a 6s and its a bit big for me. I’m used to having a smaller phone. Reach ability is used often as I’m more familiar with one-handed use. If the 5se had 6s full features I would get that instead.

  • rockdude094

    Same old 6 design … “new phone”

  • leart

    <3 16gb

  • Jaleon

    Awww I got excited with the last post saying it would keep the looks of the 5s.
    I went from my 5s to a 6s this weekend….
    …Ended up returning it and going back to 5s =/
    The 6s is too big for me.
    Looking forward to this 4inch model.

  • TJ

    Looks like the smaller iPhone is shaping up to be a pretty good offering, 4 inch screen size with a mix of iPhone 6 and 6S specs and features. If it comes in at the same price as the 5S then it should be a really good offering. I’ll just ignore those that say there is no market for smaller phones, I can see Apple selling multiple millions of these and it being a huge success.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Please make it a 2gb ram, larger battery, 12mp cam with 3D touch and of course 5s price, i would totally get it over the flagship 7..

    • Jake Platt

      Clearly they’d never do that because then it would affect the sales of the iPhone 7.

      • n0ahcruz3

        Thats true, i hope they do it tho like they did with iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 same internals but $100 difference.

  • Elias Chao

    I hope Apple is leaking the 16GB thingy to surprise us all with a 32GB base model. I hope.

    • iPhoneWINS

      nope

  • iPhoneWINS

    omg

  • George

    2016 and apple is still releasing a 16gb phone. This phone will be like $50 less than a iPhone 7 so don’t even call it a budget phone.

    • SIMON

      Much more stupid can happen if Apple will skip 32GB.

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    Why is 16 gigs still a thing.