Apple's upcoming A14 Bionic-driven iPhone SE 3, less than a year away
Although low-cost handsets usually sport modest hardware, the next-gen iPhone SE is expected to launch packing quite powerful specs. However, the main selling point for many iPhone SE users, namely the compact form factor, will remain the same.
The latest reports that reached DigiTimes confirm earlier leaks that mentioned a 4.7-inch Retina display, 5G connectivity, and the powerful A14 Bionic processor. Previous leaks mentioned that the US$399 price of the 2nd generation iPhone SE will not be pushed up, so the resulting device will be a very tempting 5G smartphone for those who are looking for a fast yet very pocketable handset.
In terms of design, there are no changes expected. This means we are talking about the looks of the iPhone 6, which arrived in 2014. In the end, there is nothing bad about this, although some potential buyers would like to get a handset with modern looks, but that would probably lead to a price increase as well.
In the second quarter, Apple was replaced by Xiaomi as the world's second smartphone maker, so the iPhone SE 3 already seems to have a tough mission ahead. Given all the above, it would be better for Apple to launch this handset as soon as possible. After all, the Android world is already offering quite a few decent 5G handsets priced around US$200.