Lately, there has been a lot of anticipation about Apple’s much-awaited iPhone SE 2. Last month we reported that the Cupertino-based company is planning to launch second-generation iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2020. Now, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the smartphone is scheduled to go into mass production in January 2020 and launch around March-end. The launch date tallies with Kuo’s previous report in which he predicted the device to launch in Q1 2020. The prediction is also in line with past records, since the original iPhone SE was launched in March 2016. Apple also re-released it in March 2017 in larger storage capacities.
The iPhone SE 2 is expected to arrive as an upgrade option for existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users. Kuo believes that the iPhone SE 2 will serve as a ‘key growth driver’ with estimated monthly shipments between 2 million and 4 million.
As far as specs go, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to come with an iPhone 8-like design. The smartphone will feature a 4.7-inch display and a Touch ID instead of Face ID. Reports also hint at the iPhone SE 2 arriving with LG’s LCD display. The device will be powered by the A13 Bionic chipset paired with 3GB RAM. It will be available in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations and will come in Space Grey, Silver and Red colour options. The iPhone SE 2 is also expected to feature a single rear camera unit.
Analyst Kuo expects the iPhone SE 2 to arrive at a price tag of $399 (~Rs 28,000) for the base variant. This will make it the most affordable iPhone with the A13 Bionic chipset.