Cupertino-based telecom giant Apple Inc. is gearing up to launch its most recent budget-friendly phone this year. The gadget is heading the much-awaited iPhone SE 2. Some reports have claimed that it could be arriving in the market like the iPhone 9. Apple goals to begin assembly this February, ahead of its 2020 roadmap after it adds a range of 5G-enabled devices to the lineup.
According to a report on Bloomberg, a source close to Apple claims that the company is likely to formally unveil the new gadget in March. The three Taiwanese firms in charge of the assembly lineup are Wistron Corp., Pegatron Corp., and Hon Hai Precision Industry. The iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9 will be the second low-cost iPhone following the first-generation iPhone SE from 2016 that based on the iPhone 6S. The telephone is gossiped to be based on the iPhone 8, what is presently estimated at $499.
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All the things We Know So Far About the iPhone 9 / iPhone SE 2
The demand for smaller phones has increased recently, with the iPhone XR being well-received globally. Hence, Apple might be planning to release a low-cost iPhone 9 / iPhone SE 2 telephone. According to flowed out renders that were shared by OnLeaks in the recent past, the iPhone SE 2 has a 4.7-inch panel with a deep bezel on top and an equally thick chin. Apple could do away with the more costly XDR OLED Retina screen in favor of a Liquid Retina LCD screen to keep costs down.
The iPhone SE 2 is made up of an aspect ratio of 16:9, along with a physical fingerprint sensor on the chin. The product going lacks Face ID. Whereas the power button is located on the instantly edge, the quantity rocker and alert slider are found on the left edge. The lightning port is located between two speakers grills on the bottom.
The frosted glass rear panel is exact to the one on the iPhone 8. The gadget includes a single digital camera with an LED flash on the top left corner, with the iconic Apple logo located in the center.
Powering the iPhone SE 2 is the Apple A13 Bionic chipset found on the latest iPhone 11 series. The device is going to include 3GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB of native memory, run on iOS 13 and sport a value tag of $399. Gossips of a second variant with a larger 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch panel sporting a value tag of $499 are moreover doing the rounds on the internet. This cameraphone could be named iPhone 9 Plus. There is no official word from Apple or any of its partner firms in-charge of assembly.
Low-cost iPhones have proven to be fairly popular with customers. Perhaps the perfect example of what is the iPhone 11, whose base price begins at $50 lower than Apple’s standard pricing. Keeping this steady rise in demand in mind, Apple has asked its semiconductor supplier to deliver much more chips this quarter. iPhone sales have been dwindling in price-sensitive markets as India. The company aims to sell more than 200 million units in 2020, and the iPhone SE 2 will play a key role in achieving the target.