It seems that the iPhone SE 3 will not be introduced with this name and, like its previous generation, the iPhone SE 2020 will be known by the year number in which it will be introduced. But what other information do we have about the next iPhone SE so far?
The iPhone SE 2020 was one of the most popular phones of 2020, which, despite its old appearance, hardware, and software suitable in a compact size and lower price than the more up-to-date iPhones, was able to attract many users. Now the question for many of us is when will Apple introduce a replacement for this phone?
The philosophy of the SE family is to offer an intermediate product with the appearance of previous generations of iPhones, to which some of the flagship features have been added.
The iPhone 13 series has just been introduced with new features and technologies, and while the new iPhone SE was not unveiled alongside the series, perhaps a look at the specs of this year’s Apple flagships can give us information on the possible specifications of the iPhone SE 3.
As the name implies, this phone is supposed to be the third generation of the iPhone SE family, the second generation of which was unveiled in 2020 and the first generation in 2016. While the first two generations were introduced four years apart, the introduction of the third generation is unlikely to take that long. According to rumors, the iPhone SE 3 will probably be unveiled in 2022.
One of the most important changes mentioned for future generations of the iPhone SE is the addition of Face ID and Notch, which will make them look more like modern iPhones. But we’re not sure we’ll see these features on the iPhone SE 3 either.
In the following, we will review the specifications of the iPhone SE 3 that have been mentioned in the news and rumors so far.
Introduction time and price of iPhone SE 3
Prior to Apple’s California Streaming event, it was almost a year since the iPhone SE 2020 was introduced, and some Cupertinoites had hoped to unveil the iPhone SE 3 at the event, but it was not.
Of course, this did not come as a surprise, because there have long been rumors and revelations that this product was not introduced this year. If we look more closely, this action of Apple is quite logical; Because the iPhone 12 Mini appeared very disappointing in the market, and if the iPhone SE 3 was introduced, the popularity of the iPhone 13 Mini might be even lower than the 12 Mini.
Given that it is said that the mini model will be removed from the iPhone series from next year and will be replaced by the iPhone 14 Max , 2022 will probably be a good time to introduce the next generation iPhone SE. There are even rumors that this phone will be introduced in the first half of next year.
At the time of the introduction of the iPhone SE 2020, there were rumors about the possible introduction of a version called SE Plus, which has not been traced so far. But Ming-Chi Koo, one of Apple’s most reputable product analysts, announced in April 2020 that the iPhone SE Plus might be unveiled in the second half of 2021.
Given that it seems unlikely that Apple will introduce a new iPhone in the remaining period of this year, there will probably be no plus version or we will see the introduction of the iPhone SE 3 Plus at the same time as the iPhone SE 3.
Price is another important difference between the SE family and the iPhone flagship series. There is no word on the price of the next-generation iPhone SE at this time, but the iPhone SE 2020 will be priced at $ 399, with the next generation likely to be priced at the same price or slightly higher.
Revealed revelations and rumors about iPhone SE 3
In July, interesting information about this model was revealed, which refers to attractive specifications. The iPhone SE 3 will reportedly be equipped with the A15 Bionic chip and 5G support found in the iPhone 13, but it may look similar to the previous generation, with a lot of bezels and a 4.7-inch LCD display.
Earlier rumors had suggested a 4.7-inch display with an LCD panel and 5G support. One can also hope to use the A15 Bionic chip, as the iPhone SE 2020 was produced with the best chipset available at the time.
Given that most of the information available on the iPhone SE 3 looks similar to the previous generation, it is unlikely that it will be equipped with Face ID. The presence of Face ID means removing the margins and the Home key and adding a notch to the design of the phone that does not match the current information.
What would we like the next iPhone SE to look like?
After reviewing the rumors and leaked information, it might be better to meet our expectations from the iPhone SE 3 as well.
The iPhone SE 2020 had a very old look that was used almost from the iPhone 6 and 6s to the iPhone 8 and is completely different from the look of today’s iPhones. Therefore, it is not too much to expect if we expect Apple to finally abandon this design.
Leaving this design aside primarily means removing too many margins around the screen. Doing so will definitely remove the Home key, and it may also remove the Touch ID.
Of course, reducing the margins and using a borderless display has an important advantage, and that is to place the large screen in smaller dimensions, which also reduces the overall dimensions of the device.
Higher resolution OLED display
The iPhone SE 2020 was equipped with a display with an IPS LCD panel and a resolution of 1334.750, which seems very old among today’s smartphones.
Given that the main feature of the iPhone SE is its cheap and mediocre price, restrictions on the final price of the product and its mediocrity may be a good excuse to use the old features, but if products such as OnePlus Rolled or Pixel 4a in considering, it is quite possible to use higher quality OLED displays and higher resolution in this price range.
Better battery life
The iPhone SE 2020 is equipped with a small 1821 mAh battery, which may seem appropriate considering the dimensions of this device, but with normal use, it does not offer a good battery life.
While this almost one-day battery life may not be awful, it is not very promising. Therefore, it makes sense to use a larger, longer-lasting battery in the next iPhone SE.
Small size and reasonable price
The iPhone SE 2020 is a good choice among the iPhone family in terms of size and price, and we would like to see these two positive features in the iPhone SE 3 as well.
There is not much variety in the compact handset market at the moment (at least compact handsets with remarkable specifications) and iPhones are also very expensive, so maintaining the right size and price can have a very positive impact on the success of the next generation SE family.
Both generations of the iPhone SE are equipped with a camera on the back and a selfie camera on the front, which, while good performance, is a disadvantage compared to Android devices with multiple cameras.
Of course, given that the standard models of current iPhones still use dual lenses, one can not expect Apple to use multiple cameras in the iPhone SE 3. But if we look at the competitors of the iPhone SE 2020, such as OnePlus Rolling or Moto G 5G Plus with quad-camera on the back and dual selfie cameras, we will definitely feel the need for more lenses in the iPhone SE.
Given that 5G support has become a standard in the intermediate world, we expect the iPhone SE 3 to support this new communication technology as well. Fortunately, the A15 Bionic chip supports 5G, and that can keep us hopeful.
Higher refresh rate
Another feature that puts Android midranges ahead of the iPhone SE 2020 is its higher display refresh rate. The current iPhone SE offers a refresh rate of 60 Hz, while many of its Android competitors are now equipped with 90 or even 120 Hz displays.
Given that Apple has just unveiled the 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone at the same time as introducing the iPhone 13, it is far from expected to take advantage of this feature in its midrange. But if he can get away with his usual policies and spend a little bit of gaming, he can count on this feature as another factor to sell more iPhone SE 3.
Source: Tech Radar