iPhone SE 4 is very much in the works and could launch soon if the latest series of tweets by the reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed. The latest information starkly contrasts with the previous report from Kuo that stated Apple had abandoned its plan to launch the new iPhone SE 4 in 2024. Apple restarted the development of the upcoming iPhone and is planning to include a new made in-house 5G chip. Here’s what we know.
Apple iPhone SE 4 to Feature in-house 5G Chip and 6.1-inch OLED display
[Update] Apple has restarted the iPhone SE 4 and will adopt an in-house 5G baseband chip. The significant decline in Qualcomm’s Apple orders in the foreseeable future is a foregone conclusion. https://t.co/0MeZDFnbzg
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) February 27, 2023
According to Kuo, the new iPhone SE 4 production has started with a proprietary Apple 5G chip. This information is confirmed by the decline in Apple’s orders to Qualcomm. Kuo also mentions that the connectivity of the new chip will be limited to sub-6GHz bands of 5G. Notably, the iPhone SE 3, aka the iPhone SE 5G that Apple launched last year, supports 5G through Qualcomm’s custom Snapdragon X57 chip.
Moreover, Kuo states that the iPhone SE 4 will resemble the current iPhone 14 with the same 6.1-inch OLED screen with thin bezels. On the other hand, the iPhone SE 5G features a 4.7-inch LCD display with thicker bezels. Clearly, the upcoming iPhone SE 4 will be a significant upgrade in terms of display.
Unfortunately, Kuo has not revealed when the upcoming iPhone SE 4 with Apple 5G chip will be launched. But if the past launch history of SE models is any indication, we can expect the new iPhone SE 4 to launch in March 2024. While the launch is a while away, you can expect the rumour mill to reveal most details before the launch.
We already know that the iPhone SE 4 will borrow design inspiration from the iPhone XR, which was launched in 2018. While the design will be the same, the notch will be less prominent since iPhone SE 4G won’t feature TrueDepth camera components. It’s expected that the smartphone might feature a side-mounted Touch ID for security. If these rumours are true, this is good news for iPhone SE fans, who were still stuck with the older design. Notably, the current iPhone SE 5G is based on the iPhone 8 from 2017.
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