22 October 2021
It is about to be a year since iPhone SE (2020) was released and as a result, many might be expecting a successor to arrive anytime soon. The rumor mill is buzzing with claims that there will not be a new model this year. It was exactly a month ago that we heard whispers that a new iPhone SE model with an upgraded processor and 5G connectivity will arrive next year. And now, it is time for new leaks about what to expect.
Ross Young, a well-known display analyst, has tweeted that the iPhone SE 2022 will launch with the same 4.7-inch display as the current-gen offering. The display panel will also remain the LCD that we saw with the previous release. The major difference will be 5G support which has started to become a common theme among Android devices. There are even expectations of Sub-6Hz band compatibility.
It means there will not be major differences between the current-gen and next-gen iPhone models but with the 2023 iPhone SE variant, Apple is reported to deliver a complete overhaul. It is speculated to be called iPhone SE Plus and is rumored to have a bigger 6.1-inch display. It will have a punch-hole display panel which will make it the first-ever iPhone model without a notch or thick bezels on all four sides.
Apple LCD iPhone leak, we now hear the next LCD iPhone SE will remain at 4.7" in 2022. Some rumors that it may have 5G with Sub-6 GHz as well. Also hearing about a 6.1" version in 2023 with punch hole rather than a notch.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) April 1, 2021
Another important thing to note is that the iPhone SE will not have Face ID facial recognition support. It will continue with Touch ID fingerprint authentication but it will be integrated within the side-mounted power button. It will be the second Apple device after the iPad Air 4 to feature a fingerprint scanner on the side frame.