iPhone SE 4: New leak reveals details of Apple's next compact phone including a lack of Face ID
Apple has so far released three generations of its compact, budget iPhone SE model, with the latest coming earlier in the year. The company already has its sights set on the next-gen iPhone SE, and a new leak now reveals some important details about the phone.
For one, the next-gen iPhone SE—or the iPhone SE 4 as it will be referred to henceforth—will debut as Apple's only compact phone after the company eschewed the release of an iPhone 14 Mini. According to prior reports, the iPhone SE 4 will adopt the design of the iPhone XR. This source corroborates that, claiming that the phone will sport a notch like Apple's modern phones. For some reason, though, the budget phone will not be equipped with Face ID.
Instead of Apple's secure 3D face unlock feature, the source, Chinese leaker Assen, purports that the iPhone SE4 will feature a side-mounted fingerprint reader. Apparently, the compact phone will sport an LCD and not an OLED screen. Pricing in China is expected to be between CNY 4,000 (US$560) and CNY 5,000 (US$700). Comparatively, the iPhone SE (2022) starts at CNY 3,499 (US$490).