In 2016, iPhone dared to go out of its usual line for the first time in almost a decade, launching a model more designed for those looking for an Apple mobile at a more permissive price. Or those who wanted to keep the charm of the terminals with a 4.7-inch screen and not the mobile phones with a panel larger than 6 ” that were already a trend. Up to 4 years it was made of begging its successor, an iPhone SE 2 that arrived in the middle of the 2020 Quarantine.
Both options move away from the large sizes of almost phablet displays of the latest iPhones, mounting a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, a palpable size reduction when compared to the latest models on the market. And since there are no 2 without 3, it seems that soon we will see the iPhone SE 3, which this time could be inspired by another iPhone but not so classic, but closer.
iPhone SE 3
Everything suggested that the iPhone SE 3 would be based on an older and “classic” iPhone like the iPhone SE of 2020, but a new leak has suggested that it could be based on a newer device. According to the Chinese website MyDrivers, the next ‘budget’ iPhone will be released in early 2022, it will use an LCD screen and will be based on the iPhone XR.
Previous iPhone SE models have been based on older iPhones, such as the iPhone SE (2020), which was an iPhone 8 with an upgraded interior. Therefore, that the iPhone SE 3 is based on an older device is not a surprise, but previous rumors suggested that the next SE would also be based on the iPhone 8, not the XR.
Fingerprint scanner on the side
The iPhone XR came out 3 years ago, in 2018 along with iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as the budget version of those other devices, and Apple has kept it as a result of its popularity. According to the web source, the SE 3 will use the chipset Bionic A15, it will be compatible with 5G and will have something that iPhones have never built before: a fingerprint scanner implemented on the side.
Is it true? What seems clear is that the SE series will continue, although we do not know when Apple will want to launch it. Given that it took 4 years between SE and SE 2, the feasible thing would be to think that at least SE 3 we won’t see until 2022.