iPhone SE 2: What we know about Apple’s next budget iPhone

Apple is said to be working on a successor to the two-year-old budget iPhone SE. Here’s everything we’ve heard about the so-called iPhone SE 2 to date, including its release date, specs, features and price.

The iPhone SE 2 has added to Apple’s internal roadmap and will be manufactured by Indian firm Wistron, the manufacturing giant behind the first-generation iPhone SE, according to Chinese outlet Economic Daily News.

Little is known about where the firm will source the internals from, though some rumour-spinners are saying the iPhone SE 2 will be based on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 – so it could tout Apple’s state-of-the-art A11 Bionic CPU.

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The iPhone SE 2 is also tipped to be on the receiving end of a mighty camera upgrade, with some claiming that it will be treated to the same 12-megapixel sensor as the iPhone 8 (no, not the dual-camera found on the larger iPhone 8 Plus).

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In terms of design, we’d expect few changes over the original iPhone SE, which was inspired by the former flagship iPhone 5S. That means the hallowed Home button will take pride of place – and there won’t be a Face ID sensor in sight.

Previous leaks suggested that Apple will take the wraps off the iPhone SE 2 sometime in the first three months of 2018, perhaps matching the March 2016 launch for the iPhone SE. We’re now two months in, so it’s starting to cut it fine.

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