In his latest investor note for TF International, Ming-Chi Kuo says that the iPhone SE 2 will feature an improved antenna design. The handset is also slated to go into mass production in early 2020 before it launches at the end of Q1 2020.
Kuo says that the iPhone SE 2 will feature liquid crystal polymer (LCP) antenna design for improved network performance. Career Technologies and Murata Manufacturing will be supplying Apple with the necessary components for the new antenna starting in early 2020.
The iPhone SE 2 will look identical to the iPhone 8 and sport a 4.7-inch screen. It will also feature Touch ID, A13 Bionic, and 3GB RAM along with 64/128GB storage. Recent rumors claim the iPhone SE 2 will start from $399 making it the cheapest iPhone in Apple’s lineup when it goes on sale. It will reportedly be available in three colors: Space Gray, Silver, and Red.
This new iPhone SE 2 should also come with Haptic Touch instead of 3D Touch. The budget price tag means the phone will likely only come with a single camera at the rear, and since it will continue to feature Touch ID, it won’t have Face ID or any of the features that it brings to the table.
Since the iPhone SE 2 will have a design that’s identical to the iPhone 8, it is unclear if Apple will use the SE moniker or call it something else. A jump in display size to 4.7-inch will make the iPhone SE 2 bigger than the 4-inch iPhone SE which many people tend to prefer due to its smaller form factor.