Leaked packaging confirms ‘iPhone SE’ name, 16GB base storage, Apple Pay and LTE support

iPhone SE case designs

Alleged photo of the iPhone SE packaging has leaked on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo — China’s equivalent of Twitter, which indicate that the handset will come with 16GB of base storage.

The leaked packaging photo also confirms that the iPhone SE will come with NFC for Apple Pay and support TD-SCDMA and LTE-FDD. It also confirms that Apple will be included Earpods and a Lightning to USB cable in the box with the handset, though their inclusion is not really surprising.

iPhone SE packaging leaks

Previous rumors have hinted at the iPhone SE coming with NFC and LTE support and today’s leak further confirms them. The iPhone SE is expected to come with a 4-inch display and an A9 chipset with always-on ‘Hey Siri’ functionality. Apple is expected to offer the handset in 16GB and 64GB storage space.

The upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE is expected to replace the ageing iPhone 5s in Apple’s lineup now, and once the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are released, it will replace the iPhone 6 in the company’s smartphone lineup as well. The handset is also targeted at emerging markets like China and India, where many consumers long for an iPhone, but cannot afford its premium price.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone SE at its ‘Let us loop you in’ event on March 21.

Read: Everything we know about Apple’s upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE

[Via MacRumors]