Original iPhone SE was released in March 2016, with inheritance from the 2013 iPhone 5S’s design, smaller size. Now that there are very strong rumors about Apple’s update on the SE series with an iPhone SE 2 this year, mostly during the WWDC 2018. The series SE existence has sense from a number of perspectives… Some reports says that 9.8 per cent of all iPhone sales in the year 2016 were iPhone SEs ! so what is iPhone SE 2 release date?
So if you see that iPhone 8 was launched in exact one year after the launch of iPhone 7, launching SE 2 after two years makes sense to me.
A FocusTaiwan report released in August 2017 implied about launch of new iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2018, while one more report by the Taiwanese market research company TrendForce, predicted new iPhone SE 2 is launch in the first half of 2018.
iPhone se 2 release date : 20 November 2018 (Unofficial)
iPhone SE 2 availability
Well if at all the SE series is updated, some reports suggest that the new SE 2 handset might not be available everywhere.
iphone se 2 specifications – iphone se vs se 2
The iPhone SE has a 4 inches screen (4 inches when measured diagonally). SE handset measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm weighing 113g. As against that it is said that iPhone SE 2 will have 4.2 inches screen, but the dimensions may slim down further, say Se 2 might be as thin as the iPhone 8 at 7.3 mm.
Also the current SE model inherits design from the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE 2 might inherit its looks from the iPhone 8, although may have different dimensions. However it may be true that the headphone port will also disappear. still maintaining the classic iPhone shape and the front Home button to support fingerprint recognition.
Coming to the color options :
The iPhone SE is currently available in silver, gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold colors.
The iPhone SE 2 may follow iPhone 8 philosophy of colors, like silver, gold, and Space Grey.
The original Rose Gold and gold versions are almost merged in the iPhone 8 and the same logic may be carried over in the new iPhone SE 2 offering new brassier gold color option instead of two gold options.
Further it may carry the glass back feature thus allowing wireless charging, the latest update, giving a look more like the all-glass iPhone 4.
The SE uses the Apple A9 chipset (and the iPhone 6S too), the new iPhone SE 2 will offer an A10 Fusion chip (as seen in the iPhone 7)
In addition it is predicted that 1.2Mp FaceTime camera in the current model will be replaced by a 5Mp or 7Mp FaceTime camera with Retina Flash.
Further it is rumored that SE 2 will have –
- Face ID
- Enhanced NFC capabilities
- Wireless charging
- 3D Touch
- 12Mp camera: The current SE have a 12MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture. It might remain the same, since upgrading to iPhone 8 f/1.8 aperture will take high end sensors embedding in the package.
- Flat backface (no camera bump): Hopefully the new iPhone SE camera on the back of the iPhone will also be flat like the latest iPhone 8.
- 2GB RAM: The iPhone SE offers 2GB RAM and there looks to be no reason to get upgraded on this front.
- 32GB or 128GB storage options.
- Battery : The battery may get revived to 1,700mAh from 1,640mAh might be to power the slightly larger display (if that happens)
iphone se 2 price – projected in 2018
The SE price is almost half that of an iPhone 8 !
As on June 2018, iPhone SE is sells at £379 for 32GB model & £479 for 128GB model in UK
Whereas in the US the iPhone SE costs $399 for 32GB model and $449 for 129GB model.
Looking at the prices of iPhone 7 & iPhone 8, it is expected that the iPhone SE 2 will be priced same as current SE model when (and if) it launches. So finally SE 2 will be a gGreat option for those who are looking for a low budget Apple iPhone.
Will the iPhone SE be discontinued?
Many analysts have suggested that there won’t be a new iPhone SE at all !
In January 2018 Ming-Chi Kuo wrote a research note saying “Apple had used up its development resources” and would not be able to produce a new SE for the spring launch.
Also sometimes last year in July 2017 China’s Huaquang Research analyst Pan Juitang predicted that due to insufficient demand on smaller phones, Apple wouldn’t update its 4in phone. He said that the majority of consumers are going for the larger displays for watching movies, playing games and browsing the web, mostly 5 inches or bigger displays.
Looking at the number of models in pipeline and delays happening there is scope to believe that iPhone SE 2 launch will get delayed substantially !
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Apple iPhone SE 2 Specifications Table (unofficial)
|SE 2 Launch Date||November 20, 2018 (Unofficial)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Pixel Density||290 ppi|
|Screen Size||4.5 inches (11.43 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||640 x 1136 pixels|
|Touch Screen||Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Operating System||iOS v10|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Chipset||Apple A10 Fusion|
|Graphics||PowerVR GT7600 Plus|
|Processor||Quad core, 2.34 GHz|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Image Resolution||4608 x 2592 Pixels|
|Autofocus||Yes Phase Detection autofocus|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Resolution||1.2 MP Front Camera|
|Optical Image Stabilisation||No|
|Flash||Yes Retina Flash|
|Video Recording||1280×720 @ 30 fps|
|Wifi||Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n|
|Wifi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|Usb Connectivity||USB 2.0|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|Gps||Yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|Sim 1||4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available|
|Sim Size||SIM1: Nano|
for writing this post we have taken extensive reference of internet news, sites, blogs. Specially the SE 2 specs sheet has been prepared using reference from https://www.gadgetsnow.com/mobile-phones/Apple-iPhone-SE-2