18 February 2020
Update: January 14, 2020
A bunch of key details on the alleged iPhone SE 2 has surfaced, courtesy of MacOtakara. The site claims to have gained this information via Apple suppliers exhibiting at CES. According to them, Apple might be developing Face ID models beside Touch ID models as an updated version of the iPhone 8.
It is also reported that this device would feature a 5.4-inch display and Face ID. Deploying this feature could mean Apple is trimming the top and bottom bezels. But going by the renders shared by the notable leakster @OnLeaks, there is a notable amount of forehead and chin on the iPhone. It is also speculated that the iPhone SE 2 would come with a much bigger camera as compared to iPhone 8.
MacOtakara is referring to the iPhone SE 2 to be the updated version of the iPhone 8. However, there have been reports that state the opposite and rather call it to be the iPhone 9 or the iPhone SE 2. The report shares nothing else and it is a bit confusing as well.
Original Post (January 8, 2020)
The year 2020 has begun and we would see some planned projects from the companies flourishing this year. Just like other smartphone manufacturers, Apple must be having some new products to bring to its customers in 2020. While we have no clue about Apple’s possible products that are getting launched this year, the very known tipster @OnLeaks has come up with some renders that reflect what the company might be planning.
It is tipped that these renders belong to the highly-anticipated iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone 9. Well, keeping the name aside, these renders show an outdated design. There are thick bezels on the top as well as on the bottom of the device. And, the device is suggested to be carrying a 4.7-inch display, which is not bothering, though. It’s good to have a compact phone but the thick strips of bezels are really irking our sight.
The suggested dimensions are 138.5x67.4x7.8mm (8.6mm, including rear camera bump). It is unknown what the alleged iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone 9 will be made of but @OnLeaks presumes that the back glass will be the differentiating factor between iPhone 8 and the new device. So he rendered a frosted glass back quite like the iPhone 11 Pro instead of a glossy glass of current iPhone 8.
It is also being assumed that the supposed iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 will support the wireless charging as well. Also, it will have a better camera, there is only a single camera, though. It is reported that the device would also sport the Touch ID and next-gen A13 Bionic processor.
The iPhone in question looks more like the successor of the iPhone 8 rather than a follower of the iPhone 11. So, Apple may be filling the gap that it created before by not launching an iPhone with numeral 9. Or, it is also possible that the company may just end up calling it the iPhone SE 2, which again has no harm to us. What we would witness is a budgeted iPhone device coming in 2020 with some old-fashioned design.