Apple iPhone SE with new processor and 5G connectivity coming next year: report

The iPhone SE 2022 will feature a similar design as the current iPhone SE.

Highlights
  • The new iPhone SE is expected to launch in the first half of 2022.
  • It’ll be equipped with a new processor that will offer 5G connectivity.
  • Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the design for the iPhone SE 2022 will be similar to the current model.

An iPhone SE 2020 successor is still in the pipeline and will reportedly be launched in the first half of 2022. Previous reports had suggested that Apple would be unveiling a new iPhone SE model this year. According to a new report from well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac), the next-generation iPhone SE is now expected to launch next year with improved internals. There have been several leaks and rumours stating that the next iPhone SE will get a hole-punch display. However, Kuo believes that the phone will not see any design changes.

iPhone SE 2022 features

The iPhone SE variant has been a popular and high-selling device for Apple due to its relatively affordable price tag. The phone offers a familiar design and form factor while featuring powerful internals. That’s exactly what we can expect from the iPhone SE 2022 according to Ming-Chi Kuo. While other rumours and leaks have suggested that Apple may redesign the iPhone SE for next year, Kuo is of the opinion that the device will look exactly like the current iPhone SE.

As per the new report, Apple’s next iPhone SE variant will feature two main upgrades. It will offer 5G connectivity to users, which will make the entire iPhone lineup 5G compatible. The phone will also come with a newer processor that should offer even more performance than the current model. According to Kuo, the new iPhone SE will arrive in H1 2022. The iPhone SE is seen as an entry into the iPhone world, and it would be a big deal for it to feature 5G. 

The iPhone SE 2022 will most likely come with the same 4.7-inch screen that’s available on the current iPhone SE. It would also get a similar design and a single rear camera setup. There’s still a long way to go, but more leaks and reports should pop up in the coming months.