Ming-Chi Kuo has detailed his expectations from the iPhone SE 2 after previously claiming that Apple will launch it in the first quarter of 2020.
In his previous note, the analyst had claimed that the iPhone SE 2 will feature a design that is similar to the iPhone 8. Expanding on that further, he notes that the iPhone SE 2 will feature an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, and lack 3D Touch. It will be available in three colors: Space Gray, Silver, and Red colors. Lastly, the analyst expects Apple to sell the device for around $399. Before being discontinued, Apple sold the iPhone SE for $349, though it had originally launched at $399 in 2016.
While not mentioned, the iPhone SE 2 will come with Touch ID and not Face ID. This is because its design will be similar to the iPhone 8 which has large top and bottom bezels and houses a physical home button instead of a notch.
Apple dropped 3D Touch on its iPhone 11 lineup to increase the battery capacity. It will be interesting to see if the company follows the same strategy with the iPhone SE 2 and expands the battery capacity to offer longer battery life.
The small form factor and the low price tag should make the iPhone SE 2 a popular device in many emerging and price-sensitive markets. It will also be the ideal device to upgrade to for many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s owners. Apple is reportedly expecting to ship around 30 million units of the iPhone SE 2 and has ordered its suppliers to assemble around 2-4 million units of the device every month.
Are you looking forward to a small iPhone from Apple with speedy internals? Or have you upgraded to a bigger iPhone and got around to adjusting to its size?