iPhone SE 2 May Ship With Improved Antenna Design; Production Could Start Early 2020
The iPhone 11 lineup has performed better than expected, but the three models are still out of the reach for budget-conscious consumers. To widen its target market, Apple is apparently planning to release a cheaper model in 2020. So far, we have seen plenty of leaks about the budget handset and now some additional possible iPhone SE 2 specs have surfaced, one that you might find interesting when it comes to improving cellular reception.
Apple Could Also Use Its A13 Bionic as Part of the iPhone SE 2 Specs
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has talked about some important iPhone SE 2 specs in his latest research note. As reported before, the phone is expected to have the same design as the iPhone 8, such as a 4.7-inch screen and a Touch ID home button, but probably not Face ID. Kuo also claims that the handset will feature a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) antenna which should help improve wireless transmission.
The budget handset will supposedly inherit the iPhone 11’s A13 chipset which will be mated with 3GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal memory. The handset isn’t expected to have 3D Touch, as Apple has replaced it with Haptic Touch. Also, Kuo states that the phone will be available in the colors Red, Silver, and Space Gray.
iPhone SE 2's Price Could Be Its Most Exciting Feature
Other than revealing the expected iPhone SE 2 specs, Kuo also said that Apple will procure the antenna components from Career Technologies and Murata Manufacturing. The smartphone is expected to arrive by the end of the first quarter. As for the iPhone SE 2 price, it’s expected to set you back by $399 when it’s rumored to arrive during Q1 2020. That $399 figure is actually $50 less than the current price of the iPhone 8, meaning that it’s possible the iPhone 8 is discontinued once the iPhone SE 2 launches.
According to some reports, many users who currently own an iPhone 6 or an older phone are expected to upgrade their devices. After all, these phones are not eligible to receive the iOS 13 update. Churning out a budget handset can help Apple retain its customers and prevent them from switching to affordable handsets from other companies. Besides, those iPhone SE 2 specs certainly look promising when it comes to both performance and battery endurance. For it’s rumored $399 price tag, the iPhone SE 2 is definitely looking like a winner in our books.