Cheapest 5G iPhone ever? Next-gen Apple iPhone SE may launch in early 2022 - check price

    Next-gen Apple iPhone SE is on the cards says a tipster and he says it is going to shock and awe with its price.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jun 26 2021, 10:31 PM IST
    iPhone SE 2020 (Representational Image)
    iPhone SE 2020 (Representational Image) (Apple)
    iPhone SE 2020 (Representational Image)
    iPhone SE 2020 (Representational Image) (Apple)

    Apple back in 2020 launched the much-awaited iPhone SE (2020) smartphone. The phone was a successor to the first-generation iPhone SE that was launched back in 2017. Now, a new report has revealed that there may well be a third-generation iPhone SE smartphone, the iPhone SE 2022.

    Why 2022?

    That’s because the latest set of reports suggest that Apple will launch the iPhone SE 3, which is popularly called the iPhone SE 2022, in the first half of 2022. Noted Apple tipster, Ming Chi-Kuo (via FrontPageTech), has said that the upcoming iPhone SE 2020 successor will feature an upgraded processor and that it will come with support for 5G connectivity.

    ‘Cheapest 5G iPhone ever’

    Kuo says that the upcoming iPhone SE 2022 will be the ‘cheapest 5G iPhone ever’. It is worth noting that as of now, iPhone 12 Mini is the cheapest 5G iPhone. It retails at $699 in the US and 69,990 in India. If Kuo’s report is indeed correct, the iPhone SE 2022 will come with a price tag of less than 70 grand. On the other hand, it would be pricier than the iPhone SE 2020, which comes at a starting price of 39,900 in India.

    iPhone SE 2022 Design

    This report follows another report by the Apple analyst, wherein he said that the next-generation iPhone SE, that is the iPhone SE 2022, will be almost similar in design to the existing iPhone SE model, that is the iPhone SE 2020, which in turn is closer in design to the iPhone 8.

    iPhone SE 2022 Specs

    At the same time, DSCC analyst Ross Young had shared the specifications of the upcoming iPhone SE model. He had said that the iPhone SE 2020 successor will be released in 2022 and that it would come with a 4.7-inch LCD display. In addition to this, the analyst had said that the iPhone SE 2022 will feature support for 5G connectivity with sub-6GHz band.

    Goodbye notch, hello punch

    Additionally, the tipster had said that Apple would ditch the notch in the iPhone SE 2020 successor and opt for a punch-hole display design instead.

    Separately, reports had indicated that Apple would launch the iPhone SE Plus as a ‘pro variant’ to the iPhone SE 2020. But that didn’t happen either. As of now, all these details are in the air as Apple hasn’t confirmed its future plans yet. That said, we’ll keep an eye out for details.

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    First Published Date: 26 Jun, 10:31 PM IST
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