iPhone SE 2 Could Launch in May with A10 Fusion Chip and Wireless Charging

Mobile case makers have revealed to Japanese website Mac Otakara at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show that Apple will be unveiling the updated iPhone SE in May. While that’s an unusual time for Apple to release an iPhone, there might just be some truth here if you factor in the recent regulatory filings in Eurasia which point to an impending iPhone release.

As per the case makers description, the iPhone SE 2 will continue to have the same physical size as its predecessor, feature a glass back to possibly support wireless charging, and lack a headphone jack. It will also feature Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, with possible support for HEIF and HEVC file formats. The front of the phone will continue to feature Touch ID along with Apple Pay.

While not mentioned, the second-generation iPhone SE will also come with an improved rear camera. It will possibly use a 12MP rear shooter to allow for 4K video recording.

An increasing number of reports in recent months have pointed to Apple unveiling the iPhone SE 2 in May. Apple does not unveil new iPhones in May but given that the iPhone SE 2 is not a big smartphone in its lineup, a launch might just be possible.

Our Take

Rumors about iPhone SE 2 launching in a couple of months have been going around since last month. However, there have been no concrete leaks to confirm that the handset indeed exists. Nonetheless, this time around, the Eurasian regulatory filing does point to an impending new product release from Apple so there might just be some truth to this report.

Are you looking forward to Apple launching an updated 4-inch iPhone? The handset will likely sport modest upgrades over the original iPhone SE, with changes focused on improving its usability and performance.

[Via Mac Otakara]