Rumors about Apple’s upcoming iPhone SE 2 have been coming thick and fast over the past few weeks, and not all of them have been along the same lines. While some recent rumors had suggested that the company might launch the device as early as next month, a recent report now seems to suggest otherwise.
According to Japanese tech blog Macotakara, the iPhone SE 2 is unlikely to be launched next month, given that Apple hasn’t even finalized its design, including the display size. The company, in fact, is believed to be still considering multiple prototypes for the device, including some that come with the tiny 4-inch screen of its predecessor, although, most of the other prototypes carry a more modern 6-inch panel.
The one thing that seems to have been decided, though, is that the device will feature the same design language as the iPhone X even if it has a smaller display, and will forgo the front-facing fingerprint scanner in favor of the notch with TrueDepth camera. Yes, even the iPhone SE 2 is rumored to ship with hardware-based Face ID if the latest rumors are anything to go by.
The report further states that Apple is only likely to launch the device in September, which means its launch could very likely coincide with the launch of the company’s expected flagship – the iPhone X Plus. The company has often been rumored to launch three iPhones this year, including an ‘entry-level’ device with a 6-inch screen, although, that one has thus far been believed to be separate from any iPhone SE sequel.
Meanwhile, separate rumors suggest that the iPhone SE 2 could be powered by Apple’s Fusion 10 chipset, which can be found inside the iPhone 7. The upcoming device is also said to ship with 2GB RAM with internal storage options of 32GB and 128GB. The device is expected to be manufactured in India, and is rumored to be priced between Rs. 20,000 to Rs 30,000.