Apple’s low-cost iPhone — potentially called the iPhone SE 2 — could launch as early as March this year. A new report from Bloomberg cites people familiar with Apple’s road map saying that the new phone will go into production starting February.
The report goes on to say that the assembly of the 4.7-inch iPhone will be split between Hon Hai Precision Industry, Pegatron Corp, and Wistron Corp.
According to Bloomberg, the phone will be powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic processor. The same silicon also powers the current iPhone 11 lineup.
Additionally, the purported iPhone SE 2 is expected to come with a physical home button. Apple will seemingly give Face ID a skip on this one. Instead, the phone’s home button will double up as a fingerprint sensor, just like the iPhone 8 series.
The metal and glass chassis are nearly identical to the iPhone 8, probably for its increased thickness to accommodate a bigger battery. That means the device’s dimensions should measure in at about 138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8mm. The iPhone SE 2 is also expected to sport a frosted glass back instead of a glossy one.
Upon looking at renders it seems that there is just a standard power and volume button layout with the iconic silent toggle switch. We also see the lighting charging port, but sadly, the device doesn’t look like it will come with a headphone jack.
With all the renders and leaks it seems this iPhone SE 2 will look a little outdated compared to Apple’s latest devices. On the plus side, the device should feature solid battery life and Apple’s next-gen A13 Bionic processor, though these renders can’t verify that information.