Renders for Apple iPhone SE 4 smartphone show iPhone XR design

    The next Apple iPhone SE model will be based on the iPhone XR from the early notch era.
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    | Updated on: Oct 21 2022, 19:24 IST
    Apple iPhone SE 3 price drop declared; Deal slashes cost to Rs. 28,900
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    1/7 Apple launched the new iPhone SE 3 during the Spring Event 2022 on March 8. The iPhone SE 3 packs the latest A15 Bionic chipset which even powers the Apple flagship iPhone 13 series too. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    2/7 Several leaks and rumours ahead of launch suggested that the iPhone SE 3 will be the most affordable iPhone ever, but it was launched at the starting price of Rs. 43,900. Fans were expecting iPhone SE 3 price around Rs. 30,000 mark, But that did not happen. However, price cuts, including offers, have brought the rate down somewhat now. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Well, the good news is you can buy the new iPhone SE 3 at a discounted price, which is as low as Rs. 28,900. Wondering how?
    3/7 Well, the good news is you can buy the new iPhone SE 3 at a discounted price, which is as low as Rs. 28,900. Wondering how? (REUTERS)
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    4/7 Apple iStore is offering several banks offers with up to Rs. 2000 cashback on selective cards including - ICICI Bank Debit and Credit cards, Kotak Bank debit and credit cards, or SBI Credit Cards. (Apple)
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    5/7 On top of bank offers, iStore has also introduced the exchange deal on iPhone SE 3, which brings down the cost to unbelievable numbers! (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    6/7 With the exchange deal on an iPhone 8 in good condition, you can get the iPhone SE 3 at just Rs. 28,900. Though, you need to note that this value may vary with the condition of your trade-in smartphone. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    7/7 iPhone SE 3 price drop for the higher memory variants is available too. The 128GB and 256GB variants are available at the effective price of Rs. 33,900 and Rs. 43,900 respectively with the same bank offers and exchange deals. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    iPhone SE 4 renders show that the smartphone can look like the iPhone XR (Representative Photo) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT tech)

    While there has been much talk that the next iPhone SE model will be based on the iPhone XR from the early notch era, new leaks for the upcoming smartphone back the claim.

    According to GSM Arena, leakster Jon Prosser has backed this claim with info from an anonymous source. That info was used by Ian Zelbo to create 3D renders of the phone.

    The SE series moves several years behind the premium models. The phone will see the return of the notch and that too the original one, the narrower notch arrived only last year with the iPhone 13 series. Also, the fingerprint reader and the physical home key have been removed.

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    The old-school one-camera design will also be a blast from the past. Anyway, the only significant hardware upgrade expected is the chipset. The iPhone XR has an Apple A12, the SE (2022) has an A15 - and so does the iPhone 14 non-Pro duo, reported GSM Arena.

    This doesn't really leave any options other than the A15 as the A16 chip seems too pricey for an SE model. Apple can use the 5-core GPU version of the A15 to provide a tiny upgrade over the current SE.

    Other than that, there might be more RAM, a bigger battery and faster charging. Those are the primary differences between the iPhone SE (2022) and the iPhone 8 on which it is based and it is mostly about catching up with the times, as per GSM Arena.

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