The official successor to iPhone SE could be coming next month.
Here are your key takeaways:
- A10 Fusion: iPhone SE 2 will reportedly use A10 Fusion, the same chip powering the iPhone 7 series and 2017 iPad Pros. Outfitted with two high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, it brings 40% greater CPU performance and 50% greater graphics performance versus the A9 chip that powers the current iPhone SE while supporting features like iOS 11’s HEVC video codec and the new HEIF image format.
- Touch ID: iPhone SE 2 will allegedly retain the fingerprint-based Touch ID biometric system, implying the upgraded handset won’t have iPhone X’s TrueDepth infrared camera for depth sensing, Portrait Lighting, Face ID and Animoji.
- Four-inch display: According to the case makers, iPhone SE 2 will retain the same physical size as the current iPhone SE, meaning it will use a four-inch LCD display.
- No headphone jack: Apple said it nixed the 3.5mm headphone jack from iPhone 7 for space-saving reasons, and that’s probably true. I’m wondering what their excuse will be for ostensibly removing this ubiquitous audio port from iPhone SE 2.
- Wireless charging: Case makers did not say anything about wireless charging, but the report speculated that iPhone SE 2 might feature the same glass sandwich design like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X series to support Qi wireless charging features.
- Same design: Because it allegedly lacks the TrueDepth camera and an almost fullscreen OLED display panel, iPhone SE 2 is expected to retain the Home button, as well as the top and bottom bezels.
Other rumors suggested 32GB/128GB models, 2GB of RAM, metal frame and more.
A bunch of unreleased iPhone models recently popped up in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, suggesting Apple does in fact may soon launch some new phones.
Are you looking forward to a second-generation iPhone SE? And if so, can you name the top three enhancements for iPhone SE 2 that, in your view, Apple should be focusing on?
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