For several months now, there has been talk that Apple is preparing a new entry-level smartphone. Presumably, we are talking about the successor of the popular iPhone SE. The novelty will receive support for wireless charging and will be released in May or June this year.
This was announced by senior analyst at Digitimes Luke Lin. He also noted that for the implementation of wireless charging, the rear panel of the novelty will be made of glass. At the same time, unlike this year's flagship models, the iPhone SE 2 will not have a True Depth camera – and, accordingly, Face ID too.
Sources among suppliers Apple have never let this analyst down. This time, they report that mass production of the budget smartphone will begin in the second quarter of the year, and the release will be in May or June.
Rumors of a continuation of the SE lineup first surfaced in August last year. Then the publication Tekz24 reported that iPhone SE 2 will be equipped with an A10 Fusion processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32/128 GB of internal memory, as well as a 1,700 mAh battery – slightly more than the first generation.
In November, the Chinese Economic Daily News published information that the Wistron plant in Bengaluru (India) will be responsible for the production of SE 2 – part of the iPhone SE of the first generation is also assembled there.
Apple hasn't updated iPhone SE since the March 2016 release. However, a year later, two new versions came out – with 32 and 128 GB of memory – in addition to the original 16 and 64 GB modifications.