The iPhone SE 3 is definitely overdue. The third generation of Apple’s compact smartphone would, however, be well on track. Release date, specs, price, here’s what to expect.
Apple’s SE range is characterized as follows: less expensive iPhones with a smaller size and a power similar to that of its contemporaries. Four years after the release of the first iPhone SE, Apple unveiled the second generation of its pocket smartphone in 2020. The iPhone SE 2 notably featured a 4.7-inch diagonal while incorporating the A13 Bionic processor of the iPhone 11 In terms of design, its curves were similar to those of the iPhone 8 with substantial borders and the presence of the illustrious central button.
More than a year after his arrival on the market, it was rumored that his successor was already in the boxes of the Cupertino company. When will it be released? What will be its technical characteristics? And what about its price? Questions to which we will provide initial answers in this folder dedicated to the iPhone SE 3.
iPhone SE 3: what release date?
Ming-Chi Kuo underlined this at the end of the year. Apple won’t release a new iPhone SE in the first half of 2021. As a result, there was already a hunch that there wouldn’t be a new iteration of Apple’s low-cost smartphone this year. Indeed, the second half is historically devoted to the flagships of the brand, namely this year the different models of iPhone 13. Analyst Ross Young also predicted that the iPhone SE 3 would land only in 2022.
Information taken up by the Taiwanese media DiGiTimes which underlines that the smartphone will burst in the first half of next year. Suffice to say that the Apple is already working on its design. And initial information has already emerged on its technical sheet.
iPhone SE 3: which technical sheet?
5G and processor
Apple specialist Ming-Chi Kuo said last month that the iPhone SE would be 5G compatible. Ross Young, of the Display Supply Chain Consultants analysis firm, also points out that he will exclusively support the 3.5 GHz queen frequency band. To do this, it would be equipped with a very current processor, namely the A14 Bionic which is already nested in the iPhone 12. Nikkei Asia indicates for its part that it is the A15 chip which will make it possible to run the iPhone SE.
You will understand, Apple’s line of conduct for its future iPhone SE will be the same: integrate contemporary internal components into an aging chassis. The power would thus always be there on this third variation of the iPhone SE. Furthermore, its announced 5G compatibility would make it the cheapest 5G iPhone on the market.
On the design side, Apple would not foresee a big revolution. The iPhone SE 3 should thus have an appearance similar to that of the iPhone 6, 7, 8. Those who expected a borderless iPhone SE may thus be disappointed. In addition to a 4.7-inch screen, we should find a single photo sensor on its back as well as a Touch ID reader. According to Nikkei Asia, which cites sources close to the matter, however, one should not expect an OLED screen but rather an LCD screen.
Note that an SE model with a larger size could also be offered to consumers in 2023. The iPhone SE Plus would carry a punch instead of the traditional notch so criticized, according to Ross Young. Moreover, no information on its battery has yet been revealed. Still, we hope that it will be more enduring than that of the iPhone SE 2020. Which carried a battery of 1821 mAh.
iPhone SE 3: what price?
To bait the barge, Apple should again offer very competitive prices for its future iPhone SE. Too high a cost would obviously risk scaring consumers away. In doing so, we can expect prices close to those charged for the iPhone SE 2020. Namely:
- Version 64 Go : 489 euros
- Version 128 Go : 539 euros
- Version 256 Go : 659 euros