Alleged Apple iPhone 5SE photos leak
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More leaked photos are coming in on the supposed Apple iPhone 5SE, otherwise known as the rumored 4-inch compact iPhone with NFC capabilities. As expected, the images show the new smartphone to be a revised version of the existing iPhone 5 albeit with upgraded FaceTime (1.2 MP) and iSight (8 MP) cameras and a 64-bit Apple A8 SoC lifted directly from the iPhone 6.
The final name of the compact iPhone is still unknown with many referring to it as the iPhone 6c or iPhone 7c. The latest rumor is branding it as the iPhone 5SE with the SE suffix standing for "Special Edition" or "iPhone 5S Enhanced" according to the source. Regardless, Apple is expected to unveil the smaller iPhone sometime this March.
Aside from the aforementioned NFC, the supposed iPhone 5SE is expected to sport a 2.5D curved glass display currently found on a number of inexpensive Chinese smartphones. 3D Touch, however, will likely be skipped for this entry-level iPhone. Analysts from KGI are not expecting the iPhone 5SE to significantly drive up sales for Apple and are forecasting a shipment volume of 10 to 12 million units at launch.
It was only a few days ago when a video leaked showing the alleged 4-inch smartphone fresh off of the assembly line. The unit appears to be similar to today's leaked photo, albeit in a White color option.