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Next iPhone SE To Launch With 5G Connectivity & Processor Upgrades

Apple’s decision to revive the SE lineup turned to be a super move for the brand last year. The budget iPhone featuring a 4.7-inch screen and a powerful A13 Bionic chipset got the sales numbers rolling high. Not just a good performer, this iPhone SE 2020 also packed some serious punch in the camera.

With the success of the iPhone SE, we were expecting Apple to launch a follow-up version this year. But it turns out that Apple won’t be bringing out an iPhone SE 2021. Instead, the company is expected to launch it in 2022.

Next iPhone SE With Powerful Hardware But Same Form Factor

According to a trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report, the third-generation iPhone SE shall arrive in the first half of 2022. If you were waiting for a new version this year, you should keep the money aside and wait.

The report also suggests a slew of expected specs and features that we could see on the next iPhone SE. It also lists features that the next version could retain from the 2020 version. Kuo claims that the next iPhone SE could retain the same screen size, i.e., a 4.7-inch compact display with bezels on top and bottom. The report states that the next iPhone SE would feature an upgraded chipset and 5G connectivity.

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

To recall, the iPhone SE 2020 had a form factor and design similar to the iPhone 8. The current pricing of the iPhone SE in the US is $399. With 5G adoption expected to go up by next year, it would be perfect for Apple to bring out a budget iPhone with 5G support and powerful hardware to handle the speeds.

Some Details About iPhone 13

Not just the iPhone SE, the report also dropped some information about the iPhone 13 that’s expected to debut this year. The report states that Apple might bring out four models of iPhone 13 in the same screen sizes as the iPhone 12. The new iPhones will feature a smaller notch and Qualcomm’s X60M 5G chip.

iPhone 12 lineup
Apple iPhone 12

Kuo says that the two iPhone 13 Pro models will have a six-piece ultra-wide camera with a wider f/1.8 aperture and autofocus. These models shall also have advanced 120Hz LTPO displays for seamless operations and power-saving efficiency.

The higher refresh rate on the iPhone 13 is not surprising since Apple has already adopted a higher refresh rate for the screen on its latest iPads. We were expecting it to follow the same for the upcoming iPhones.

With all the new information revealed by Kuo, we can’t wait to see the next iPhone SE and iPhone 13 in flesh and bones. What’s your take on the report? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Zara Ali
Zara is a seasoned tech journalist with over 6 years of experience and expertise in producing content around consumer electronics, software, hardware, and more. She has worked with some of the leading tech publications like ExtremeTech, Wccftech, MakeTechEasier, MySmartPrice, and several others. When not writing about the latest in the world of tech, she likes to indulge in creating memes!