2021 iPhone SE may see Apple continuing with the A13 Bionic SoC and an iPhone 8-esque design
The Apple iPhone SE 2020 offered a lot of functionality and the immense processing power of the A13 Bionic SoC in a relatively affordable package. The A13 Bionic is a very capable SoC in the iPhone 11, and its inclusion in a budget phone such as the iPhone SE means that there is still a lot of untapped potential in the chip. And this could very well be the reason why the iPhone SE 2021 will continue to sport the A13 Bionic as well.
This information comes via Mauri QHD who claims that Apple is "strongly considering" the A13 Bionic SoC again for the 2021 iPhone SE. Mauri also feels that this may not the rumored iPhone SE Plus and that Apple may even continue to retain the iPhone 8-esque design to keep the price low. For those not aware, the rumored iPhone SE Plus is expected to have a full-screen design with a side-mounted fingerprint reader. So essentially, the 2021 iPhone SE non-Plus version will just be a re-brand of the original with a few minor changes that may possibly include a larger screen size.
Mauri's information, though not concrete, does make sense. While we are not yet sure if any design changes are on the anvil, the choice of continuing with an A13 SoC seems logical. Obviously, Apple wouldn't want to have both the cheapest 2021 iPhone SE and the most expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max sporting the A14 Bionic as that would risk cannibalizing the sales of the latter.
iPhone SE3— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) June 27, 2020
Apple -strongly- considering A13 again for it ????
if* they release it in 2021, which is not set in stone yet
so a 2x1 leak right there ????