iPhone SE 3: 5G compatible, 4.7 “screen, its launch is set for early 2022
In addition to the iPhone 13, rumors claim that Apple is preparing the arrival of the successor to the iPhone SE of 2020. The latest leaks confirm that the smartphone will be released in early 2022, that it will take over the design of the iPhone 6/7/8 and that it will be 5G compatible.
There will be no iPhone SE this year. Logically. But Apple has not abandoned the concept since a third model should arrive in 2022. And more precisely in the first half of 2002, like its two predecessors. Rumors have confirmed this date since February 2021. This date is again announced by the Taiwanese daily DiGiTimes, whose history of rumors is not always very accurate. So let’s take this information with some caution.
2022 iPhone SE set to be the first 5G-capable iPhone SE
The sources of DiGiTimes, which turn out to be suppliers of Apple (in particular a subsidiary of TSMC), also specify that theiPhone SE 2022 (or iPhone SE 3) should be based on the same design of the iPhone 6/7/8. The list therefore includes the 4.7-inch screen, a single photo sensor on the back and Touch ID for biometric recognition. The smartphone would obviously benefit from a more recent processor: the A15 Bionic, expected in the iPhone 13, or even the A14 Bionic from the iPhone 12. Whatever Apple’s choice, the iPhone SE 2022 should therefore be 5G compatible. It might even become the cheapest iPhone with 5G modem.
In 2016, Apple released the first iPhone SE. An astonishing formula that brought the power of the high-end iPhones of the time (the iPhone 6 to be precise) in a small size, ideal to carry everywhere. The echoes on the commercial success of the smartphone have been divergent, even if it was among the Top 10 best-selling smartphones in 2016. It took four years before a successor appeared.
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It is in 2020 that the second generation of iPhone SE is launched, the full test of which can be found in our columns. The principle remains the same: an old design (here, that of the iPhone 6, 7 and 8), a more modern processor (the A13 Bionic) and an aggressive price (according to the Apple benchmark). We like the formula. But maybe we expected a little more. However, even the astonishing iPhone 12 Mini failed to meet this need for power in a small box.