iPhone SE 2 with Face ID, 5.4-inch display and smaller bezels reportedly in the works

iPhone 9: SE 2

“iPhone SE 2 is expected to ship with iOS 13, A13 Bionic chipset paired with 3GB RAM and up to 128GB storage, and single rear camera”

iPhone SE 2 is expected to launch in the first half of 2020 and is widely-believed to bring an iPhone 8-like design with Touch ID. Now, citing supply chain sources, MacOtakara reports that Apple might be developing Face ID version of the iPhone 8 follow-up alongside already working on the much-rumoured iPhone SE 2 with Touch ID technology. The rumoured handset is said to sport a 5.4-inch display in a form factor similar to the iPhone 8. To recall, the iPhone 8 brought a 4.7-inch display. This suggests the iPhone SE 2 bezels won’t be as thick as what you find on the iPhone 8. We can expect slimmer bezels on the top and bottom, but perhaps not as nearly bezel-less as the latest iPhones.

A switch to the face ID means that the top and bottom bezels should be eliminated, which in turn should free up space for a larger display, sources said.

Furthermore, on the rear, it is expected to have a “much bigger” camera module compared to the iPhone 8 both in terms of megapixel count and physical size. The True Tone flash is said to make a return. This updated version of the iPhone 8 is expected to ship with the Apple A13 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB storage options. However, this particular report is confusing considering the new iPhone that will be launching in Spring this year up until now is either termed as iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 and would feature Touch ID with a design almost identical to iPhone 8. The recent renders leak didn’t suggest slim bezels.

iPhone SE 2 is expected to help Apple bolster sales of iPhones and is predicted to ship anywhere between 2-4 million devices every month with a total of 30 million devices expected to be sold by the end of 2020. Rumours are rife that the iPhone SE 2 will be using Liquid Retina display with HD resolution and would measure 138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8mm (8.6mm, including rear camera bump). It’s believed to be priced at $399 (about Rs 28,000) for the base variant.

Apple iPhone SE 2 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 27,990
Release Date: 11-Mar-2020 (Expected)
Variant: 3 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured

Sai Krishna is a close follower of tech and everything that has the word 'smart' involved. This makes him passionate to write about everything revolving around the world of technology. He can always be seen surfing the web and while he’s not working, you can find him re-watching Seinfeld and reading comics.
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