Rumors are circulating that Apple is planning to release a new budget iPhone, the iPhone SE 3, as soon as March 2022. However, this new model will have to compete with the current iPhone SE (2020), which delivers a powerful A13 Bionic chip in a compact body. Apple is hosting the first event of 2022 on March 8 and the tech world is buzzing about the Apple iPhone Se 3. Although it is not official yet, here is what we know according to the rumors.
Leaked Features of Apple iPhone SE 3
According to multiple reports, it is believed that the new iPhone SE 3 will retain the same design as the current iPhone SE. This speculation comes from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara and analysts Ming-Chi Kuo and DSCC's Ross Young. They think that it will be Apple's most affordable phone of this generation, which will offer a 4.7-inch LCD screen like the iPhone 8.
However, it was once rumored that the phone will have a 5.5-inch display, apparently, we have to be happy with a 4.7-inch LCD.
So, the iPhone SE 3 will keep the home button with Touch ID and it may come with midnight and starlight color variants.
Processor and Storage
The 2020 iPhone SE uses A13 Bionic chip. Hence, the new phone may offer an upgraded chip. According to Macotakara and Ming-Chi Kuo, we may expect to see the A15 Bionic Chip, which is the same as the iPhone 13 series.
Since the release of the iPhone SE in 2020, Apple has consistently used the same processor as the latest mainline iPhone models. Hence, it is evident 2022 SE will follow the iPhone 13 series’ processor.
The current SE model offers 64 GB and 128 GB. There are rumors circulating that the iPhone SE 3 could come in a 128GB storage option, just like the iPhone 13 line. This would be great news for those who want a more affordable iPhone with a good amount of storage space.
At this time, there are no rumors circulating regarding the camera on the iPhone SE 3. However, it is likely to have the same design as the iPhone 8, which means that it will only feature one main sensor.
If Apple follows the trend, we can expect that the iPhone SE 3 is likely to get camera capability closer to iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 as the 2020 SE has a similar camera to the iPhone 11.
The current SE phone features a 7MP front-facing camera. A 12MP sensor would be great for the phone, as it would improve photo quality, especially in low-light situations. Additional features that could be included are Night Mode, Cinematic Mode, and Photographic Styles. While these features are not currently rumored, they would be great additions to the phone.
There is a lot of speculation surrounding the iPhone SE 3, with one of the most popular rumors being that it will include 5G connectivity. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that this will be one of the phone's biggest upgrades, along with a better processor.
In October, multiple sources including Japanese blog Macotakara and analyst Ross Young backed up Kuo's prediction of a 5G iPhone SE 3.
Battery and Charging
Apple's iPhone SE has been criticized for its weak battery life in comparison to other models. In tests conducted by Tom's Guide, the iPhone SE only lasted for 9 hours and 18 minutes when connected to a 4G network.
The A15 Bionic processor is expected to improve the efficiency of the iPhone SE 3, and we hope that Apple will also include a larger battery in the device.
According to a recent report from Makotakara, the iPhone SE 3 is not expected to offer MagSafe wireless charging like the iPhone 13, but it will support regular Qi wireless charging.
Apple may Offer Face ID
As rumor has it, the new iPhone SE set to release in 2022 may include Face ID authentication. All of Apple's current iPhones feature Face ID, except for the iPhone SE reboot. This would be a new way to unlock your iPhone SE if the rumor proves to be true.
Another recent PowerOn newsletter from Gurman suggests that Apple plans to bring the face scanner to all relevant products, not only the iPhone SE 3 but all iPads and Macs as well.
Apple iPhone SE3 Launch Date
Rumors are swirling that Apple is planning to launch iPhone SE 3 model at their “Peek Performance” upcoming event, which is scheduled for March 8. Previously, a TrendForce report also suggested that Apple will release the new phone in the first quarter of 2022.
How will the iPhone SE 3?
So far there is no speculation about iPhone SE 3 price, but it is expected to be offered at a budget. Since it will be the most affordable latest iPhone on market, iPhone SE 3 will most likely remain at $399 (BDT 121095.58; $1=BDT 86.56). Whether Apple increases the storage or not, with the 5G technology SE 3 will surely be the budget iPhone for all. However, we will know the actual price on March 8.
Will Apple Offer SE Plus?
Yes, it was recently rumored that Apple is planning to release a larger iPhone SE in the near future. Kuo first predicted a late 2021 release for the phone but has since revised his prediction to the first half of 2022. This would coincide with Apple's usual spring launch schedule for the iPhone SE.
So, there you have it - the latest and most up-to-date leaks and rumors about the Apple iPhone SE 3. As you can see, there's not much concrete information out there just yet, but the analysts are more or less sure about the features we have discussed in this article. In the meantime, hold tight and keep your fingers crossed that Apple releases a new budget iPhone that meets all your needs!