iPhone SE 2 Could Launch in May with A10 Fusion Chip and Wireless Charging

It looks like that the successor of iPhone SE could be  coming next month.
MacRumors noted that the reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara spoke (Google Translate) with case makers at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong this week.

Here are your key takeaways:
  • A10 Fusion: iPhone SE 2 will reportedly use A10 Fusion, the same chip powering the iPhone 7 series and 2017 iPad Pros. Outfitted with two high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, it brings 40% greater CPU performance and 50% greater graphics performance versus the A9 chip that powers the current iPhone SE while supporting features like iOS 11’s HEVC video codec and the new HEIF image format.
  • Touch ID: iPhone SE 2 will allegedly retain the fingerprint-based Touch ID biometric system, implying the upgraded handset won’t have iPhone X’s TrueDepth infrared camera for depth sensing, Portrait Lighting, Face ID and Animoji.
  • Four-inch display: According to the case makers, iPhone SE 2 will retain the same physical size as the current iPhone SE, meaning it will use a four-inch LCD display.
  • No headphone jack: Apple said it nixed the 3.5mm headphone jack from iPhone 7 for space-saving reasons, and that’s probably true. I’m wondering what their excuse will be for ostensibly removing this ubiquitous audio port from iPhone SE 2.
  • Wireless charging: Case makers did not say anything about wireless charging, but the report speculated that iPhone SE 2 might feature the same glass sandwich design like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X series to support Qi wireless charging features.
  • Same design: Because it allegedly lacks the TrueDepth camera and an almost fullscreen OLED display panel, iPhone SE 2 is expected to retain the Home button, as well as the top and bottom bezels.
While not mentioned, the second-generation iPhone SE will also come with an improved rear camera. It will possibly use a 12MP rear shooter to allow for 4K video recording. Also it is said to come in 32/64GB storage.

So what do you think ? Could you buy it if it is released?


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