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Apple's "cheap" iPhone SE 2 may arrive in March, says rumor

If confirmed, Apple would begin production of the iPhone SE 2 in February and bring hardware from the new iPhones 11 with an iPhone 8 screen.

With three iPhone 11 being launched at the very end of 2019, the Apple can start 2020 with a focus on the most accessible models. According to information obtained by Bloomberg, the manufacturer plans to start production of a iPhone cheaper – iPhone SE 2 – from February, with official announcement taking place in mid-March.

iPhone SE 2 on the way?

New iPhone SE 2 may come with the same design as the previous but iPhone 11 hardwareNew iPhone SE 2 may come with the same design as the previous but iPhone 11 hardware

If the rumors are correct, the source refers to the second generation of the iPhone SE, cheaper model launched in 2016 that had top-of-the-line hardware but saved on other aspects like design and cameras. The source adds that the supposed iPhone SE 2 should count a 4.7 inch screen, as well as the iPhone 8in 2017. Unlike the OLED panels of the iPhone 11, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei believes that the smartphone will again have an LCD panel, justifying a lower cost.

In addition to the iPhone 8, the new iPhone SE 2 be able to share hardware from both iPhone 8, 2017, and the new iPhone 11, according to the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, specialized in early news from Apple, reported in December. Your body should follow the same line as the first version, from 2016, that is, square design and built in glass and metal.

It is expected that the new iPhone also bring back the Touch ID embedded in the home button, reusing technology instead of including fingerprint sensors under the screen. With that, he will not have biometric authentication Face ID.

In the same month, the YouTube ConceptsiPhone published a concept video with the supposed visual of the smartphone from Apple. The result, created by designer Hubert Jarechowicz, can be seen in the video below:

IPhone SE 2 concept by ConceptsiPhone channel

In the content, it is possible to notice a similarity in the design in relation to the first iPhone SE, even in the most rounded curves. However, the current identity of the new iPhones. Because it is a more accessible model, the renderings bet on dual cameras at the rear and around the 3.5mm headphone jack. According to the designer's interpretation, the choice to include the entry may lie in the differentiation of the future line iPhone 12.

Cheap market strategy

With the great recent growth of the models of iPhone ?cheaper?, such as iPhone XR and iPhone 11, a Apple you can return to competition in more emerging markets and increase your annual profits. Sales of iPhones, which generally represent about half of the manufacturer's revenue and a large part of its profits, fell by more than 10% in the fourth quarter of 2019. In the third quarter, the fall was 13%.

According to Bloomberg, a Apple is aiming mainly for India, one of the main global smartphone markets and which today is dominated entirely by devices Android.

Until the date of publication of this article, the Apple did not comment on the possible iPhone SE 2.

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Source: CNET