Apple's rumored ”iPhone SE 2" is scheduled to go into mass production in January 2020 and will launch at the end of March and expected to start at $399, according to the latest info from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The original iPhone SE was announced on March 21, 2016, pre-orders began on March 24 and the device was officially released on March 31, 2016. It was re-released almost a year later on March 24, 2017 with larger storage capacities. Specs for the new low-end iPhone are said to include the follow:
- 4.7-inch display
- A13 CPU (same as iPhone 11)
- 3GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 64GB and 128GB options
- Space Gray, Silver and Red colors
- Home button
- No 3D Touch
Kuo believes the device to look similar to the iPhone 8 and that it will be a popular upgrade option for existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S owners. He believes these customers have low desire for new features like Face ID and multiple cameras, suggesting the "iPhone SE 2" will stick with Touch ID and a single-lens rear camera.
The “iPhone SE 2" might not be the final name of the device, with iPhone 8s being speculated as other possibilities. With a larger 4.7-inch display, the device won't be as portable as the original iPhone SE, which will disappoint some fans.