Apple originally released the low-cost iPhone SE about three years ago and it was discontinued officially in 2018. With its tiny 4-inch display, the iPhone SE quickly becomes obsolete in a market with ever-increasing display size. Regardless of its potentially attractive concept, a concept similar to the iPhone SE never got another chance. Recently, we hear rumors that a successor is under development. Based on alleged screen protectors and factory drawing, probably, a new phone is just around the corner.
Unfortunately for fans of iPhone SE, Apple doesn’t have a plan to reiterate the ultra-compact design with high-end specification. However, PC Tablet reported recently that a successor to the iPhone SE is under development. Dubbed the iPhone XE, the device will have 4.8-inch OLED display with a notch. Just like the regular iPhone X, the XE will have Face ID, but there’s no glass back. Instead, the phone may have aluminium back like older iPhone devices. However, it means that the XE will have no wireless charging feature.
PC Tablet also added that the compact iPhone XE could have 12Mp lens with f/1.8 aperture. As far as internal hardware go, the phone may have A12 Bionic processor, but there’s no more detail on that. It’s interesting to note that the iPhone XE could be made in India at Wistron’s manufacturing facility. Although we are still unable to confirm these claims, they are quite plausible, because they came from a source within the manufacturing facilities in India. Also, a plethora of additional rumors say that flagship production would start in India.
We may need to wait until there’s more credibility to this report. However, if the iPhone XE is really in development, it could be ready for release this year. Also, we would hear more about this device in the coming months.