Apple is reportedly working on a new handset which is said to be similar to the iPhone SE but this time around, the device may have wireless charging support. The news comes courtesy of research analyst Luke Lin from Digitimes who said that the alleged iPhone SE 2 will feature wireless charging and will arrive in the smartphone market in May or June.
As per the analyst, the new version of the iPhone SE will likely have a glass back similar to the latest iPhone X and iPhone 8 series. The purported iPhone SE 2, however, won’t have 3D sensing capability. Apart from this feature, the analyst didn’t share any other detail regarding the design, SoC, or imaging sensors.
However, reports in the past have revealed that a compact form factor Apple device may arrive in the first half of 2018. The supposed second-generation iPhone SE is expected to feature A10 Fusion chip, 2GB RAM, minimum 32GB storage and pack a 1700mAh battery. On the camera front, it will feature a 12MP rear sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. China Mobile News back in November cited that the iPhone SE 2 will have a similar design as its predecessor sporting a 4-inch display. The phone is tipped to cost around $450 (roughly Rs 29,255).
Recently TrendForce, a Taiwanese market research firm said that Apple may launch iPhone SE 2 in 2018 targeting the mid-range smartphone market. In a related report, KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo cited that the Cupertino tech giant is working on two LCD-display iPhone. As per the analyst, one of the handsets may feature a 5.7 or 5.8-inch LCD panel and the other will likely have a 6.0 or 6.1-inch display.
Kuo and Digitimes predictions have been on the mark many a time if you take a look at their track records. But we are still months away from the expected iPhone SE 2 launch. Besides, Apple has not shared any official detail, so let’s just take it with a grain of salt till we see the real material.