Hello! Today I would like to talk about the new budget iPhone, which is due out in March 2020 – iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9.
The confusion in the names is caused by various information provided by different insiders. But there is no exact option yet, and we will recognize it only after the official announcement by Apple.
Now let’s look at the characteristics that were published on the AppleHub resource .
So what awaits us?
If you believe the source, then iPhone SE 2 (I will call it that for now) will receive the following equipment:
1.4.7-inch Retina HD LCD
This is a little frustrating – many probably would like OLED and with a bit smaller frames. But on the other hand, this is an additional saving, and let the colors be not so saturated, but it will turn out more cheaply.
2. Glass and aluminum housing with mechanical button
Here Apple remained true to its traditions – no plastic, only glass and metal, only a premium look.
Well, a mechanical button for those who switch from iPhone 5, 6, SE, 7, or 8 will not cause any wrangling. In addition, you can save on Face ID (it will not be in iPhone SE 2) and put Touch ID, which many consider more convenient and secure. A widely spread version is that the iPhone SE 2 will look exactly like the iPhone 8, but again this is just an assumption.
3. Single 12 MP main camera
It is difficult to say something unambiguously about this. It can be seen that Apple decided not to spray with many cameras, as other manufacturers do, and only one built in.
As for the quality, then everything again depends on Apple – if they put the module from the iPhone 11, then everything will be fine, but if from earlier models (most likely from the iPhone Xr) – you have to rely on good photo-processing algorithms.
4. Touch ID
I already spoke about this before.
5. A13 Bionic processor
One of the best news. The flagship chip in a budget device, and even from Apple.
If this is true, then we will get an extremely powerful device, both for games and for work.
6.3 GB RAM
If the A13 processor is good, then 3 GB of RAM in 2020 may not be enough, and in this case, a good impression of a powerful chip will be ruined. However, it all depends on optimization, and perhaps iOS will be able to stretch the device even with a little RAM.
7. 2000 mAh battery
The same as with the last paragraph – few, requires good optimization. But for a very long operation of the device, you still do not have to count.
Although a small screen can improve the situation a bit.
9. IP68 protection
And here Apple pleased us with a pleasant trifle (although this is not even a trifle). iPhone SE 2 will not be afraid of either water or dust. An additional incentive to purchase.
And although Europe is considering a law on the sale of smartphones only with USB-C and most phone manufacturers have also switched to this connector, Apple stubbornly continues to bend its line
We will observe what comes of this.
11. Wireless charging
Slightly surprising in the presence of a case made of glass and metal, as well as the manufacturer in the person of Apple, but still happy.
12. Internal memory 64 GB or 128 GB
It seems to be normal, but what to do if you need more than 128 GB, and so far nothing is known about the possibility of expanding the memory.
In my opinion, it was possible to release a version of 256 GB as well. However, Apple is more visible (perhaps there will be support for MicroSD).
If you believe the source, then the iPhone SE 2 will cost from 399 dollars (about 15,297.94 Pakistani Rupee
) in the minimum configuration. For such a price, its main competitors will be:
1. Samsung Galaxy A70.
2. Samsung Galaxy A51.
3. Honor 20.
4. Xiaomi Mi 9T.
5. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.
6. Vivo V17.
7. Huawei P30.
8. Realme XT.
and other representatives of the mid-budget segment.
Most of them have a better screen and a larger number of cameras, but Apple offers a powerful processor, convenient iOS and its ecosystem. So the competition iPhone SE 2 withstand easily.
After all of the above, it can be assumed that Apple will release a pretty good smartphone that will find its audience, consisting of owners of already obsolete iPhone and those people who are just planning to purchase this device.
Why would Apple release such a cheap gadget? Perhaps she wants to get a wave of new users, who then (provided that SE 3 is coming soon) will have to buy new expensive iPhones, as well as accessories for them. But in any case, we will receive more information in March, at the presentation of Apple.
In the meantime, we will follow the development of events.