Apple is expected to launch an iPhone SE successor this year. The smartphone will reportedly launch as ‘iPhone 9’ instead of ‘iPhone SE 2’, and sport an iPhone 8-like design.
Over the past few months, we’ve come across multiple leaks and predictions around the iPhone SE 2. Now, the first set of unofficial renders has emerged online. These renders give us a closer look at the design of the iPhone SE 2.
Before you ask, there are a few subtle differences.
But first, the similarities.
The renders reveal that the iPhone SE 2 will sport a 4.7-inch screen and measure 138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8mm, which is the same as the iPhone 8. The phone will sport a single camera at the back, presumably which it has borrowed from the widely popular iPhone XR. As you can see in the render, there’s no square camera module as seen in the new iPhone 11 series.
From the front, the iPhone SE successor looks quite similar to its predecessor. It has large bezels on the top and bottom. These bezels house a selfie camera and an earpiece on top and TouchID on the bottom.
Then, there is the case of the missing headphone jack. Apple ditched the 3.5mm jack in iPhone 7 when it launched back in 2016. The port remained missing from the iPhone 8 when it was launched the following year. Now, the new images reveal that the iPhone SE 2 will follow this trend by ditching the headphone jack and sticking to the lightning port instead. If this is true, the move may not be received well by iPhone SE fans, who are used to a smaller iPhone model with a headphone jack.
Now, the differences.
The new images, which come as a courtesy of tipster @OnLeaks in collaboration with iGeek blog, show that the iPhone SE 2 will sport frosted glass at the back that is similar to the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 8, on the other hand, comes with a glossy finish. The chassis of the phone appears to be made of stainless steel and it appears quite similar to the one that we have seen in the iPhone XS.
The report also states that the phone could feature support for wireless charging.
In terms of specifications, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to be powered by A13 Bionic chipset that is coupled with 3GB RAM. The phone is likely to be available in 64GB and 128GB memory variants.