The second-generation low-cost iPhone SE is expected to be released by Apple in early 2020. The iPhone SE 2 will have more capabilities than its predecessor, including the same design as the iPhone 8, with the same chip as the iPhone 11.
In a report to investors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will only sell 20 million iPhone SE 2 in 2020. Analysts said that, in the most optimistic case, Apple is also difficult to sell. more than 30 million iPhone SE 2 devices.
Just last month, Kuo estimated iPhone SE 2 sales were in the range of 30-40 million. However, he adjusted his initial prediction after consulting with some of the supply chain partners for Apple. The first iPhone SE was released in March 2016. In that same year, Apple sold 30 million units. If Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction is correct, SE 2 will not achieve sales as its predecessor.
According to PhoneArena, there are many factors that threaten the success of the iPhone SE 2. Apple faces a state of a saturated smartphone market. Meanwhile, users in the US and Europe tend to be slower on phone life. Android rivals have also risen sharply, especially in the direct competition for prices and features of Google Pixel 4A, the smartphone is expected to launch at the same time.
In addition, iPhone SE 2 will likely not be as compact as the original version. This phone is based on the design of the iPhone 8 instead of the iPhone 5S. So a part of users who love the original SE series will no longer care.
Ming-Chi Kuo and many other sources confirmed that the iPhone SE 2 can be sold under the trade name iPhone 8S or iPhone 9. It will be equipped with the same A13 Bionic chipset as the iPhone 11. The device uses 3GB RAM, capacity 64GB and 256GB storage.
In terms of design, the iPhone SE 2 is similar to the iPhone 8 sold today. With a 4.7 inch LCD screen, physical Home button integrated Touch ID, thick upper and lower borders. Rumor has it that the iPhone SE 2 screen has been mass-produced since January by LG supplier. Behind, the Apple brand logo is lowered. The device is equipped with a camera sensor, but it is unclear whether Apple will use the sensor of the iPhone 8 or iPhone 11.
Similar to the iPhone 8, it is likely that the iPhone SE 2 will come with wireless charging or 18W wired fast charging, but not with fast charging in the box. Additionally, it will be released alongside the latest version of iOS 13.
Earlier, expert Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone SE 2 would be powered by Apple’s latest A13 processor, along with 3GB of RAM. That means the iPhone SE 2 will have the same processor as the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, with less than 1GB of RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage options. There will be 3 colors selectable: silver, gray and red. The starting price of iPhone SE 2 will also be $399.
With the iPhone 8-based design, the iPhone SE 2 version still possesses styling features on older iPhone models such as a thick upper / lower bezel, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and the most special is still there is a Home button.
Also according to Mr. Kuo, iPhone SE 2 will not feature 3D Touch. This is also understandable when Apple has removed 3D Touch on its latest iPhones and replaced it with Haptic Touch. There will also be a number of other products at the launch event, including the new iPad Pro, AirTag navigation card, new Apple TV, new HomePod speaker and possibly a 16-inch MacBook Pro.
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