Seems like a second-generation iPhone SE may still be on Apple’s cards. Dubbed as iPhone SE 2, the smartphone has been rumored for quite some time and with recent reports, it seems like it is expected to launch in the first half of 2020 at a starting price of $399.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now shared more insights on what to expect from Apple’s iPhone SE 2. According to Kuo, Apple iPhone SE 2 will launch in the first quarter of 2020.
The prediction puts the launch timeline in line with Apple’s March event which has mostly focused on low-key products such as iPads. Kuo said that the iPhone SE 2 will be available at a starting price of $399 in the USA.
If Kuo is to be believed, Apple iPhone SE 2 will also be the cheapest iPhone so far. It is worth noting that Apple has tweaked its pricing strategy with its new iPhones.
The company introduced the iPhone 11 at a lower launch price than the last year’s iPhone XR. The Apple analyst suggested that Apple iPhone SE 2 won’t compromise much on the specs front as it’s expected to run on A13, the latest Apple processor.
Apple iPhone SE 2 expected specifications include 64GB/128GB storage variants and 3GB of RAM. The phone is likely to come in Space Gray, Silver, and Red color options. However it seems like thiis time the phone is going to skip tht 3D Touch option.
According to Kuo, Apple is looking to target iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 users who have stuck to the old generation phones for their compact size. Apple is unlikely to implement iPhone 11 design into the iPhone SE 2. Instead, it’s rumored to come with an iPhone 8 like design.
With the latest trends, it looks like Apple will also aim to tap the lower end premium segments in different countries to compete with the current market players likes Samsung, Huawei and Google which have launched lower-priced premium flagship phones.