iPhone SE 3 release date, price, news, leaks and rumors

The iPhone SE (2020) was one of the vital thrilling telephones of 2020, offering glorious Apple and software program in a compact measurement and at a comparatively low worth. So how can Apple high that?

Simple – add among the options from the flagships to the subsequent mid-range iPhone SE. We have been hoping to listen to a few new one on the iPhone 12 launch, however that did not find yourself occurring – the iPhone 12 mini was proven off, which is a compact new iPhone, but it surely’s loads pricier than an SE iPhone.

It wasn’t a totally new idea for the corporate – in spite of everything, the iPhone SE 2020 adopted the unique 2016 iPhone SE, but it surely was an idea we hadn’t seen Apple dabble with for some time.

It was additionally nicely acquired, so we’d assume it’s probably that we’ll see a follow-up, that for now we’re referring to because the iPhone SE three. We haven’t heard a lot about this telephone simply but, however we’ll acquire all of the information and rumors right here as soon as we begin listening to extra, so be certain that to test again usually for all the most recent data.

For now although, you’ll discover what little we have now heard, together with a want checklist of the issues that we hope the iPhone SE three will supply, beneath.

Replace: We have heard the iPhone SE three may not come out in 2021, as Apple desires followers of smaller smartphones to concentrate on the ‘mini’ installment of the iPhone 13 line. 

Newest information

There’s an outdoor probability the iPhone SE three will land at an Apple occasion rumored for April, however we doubt it. As an alternative, we’d wait til 2022, when it may launch with 5G.

Reduce to the chase

  • What’s it? The following inexpensive iPhone
  • When is it out? Presumably April however in all probability later
  • How a lot will it price? Seemingly round $399 / £419 / AU$749

iPhone SE three launch date and worth

The iPhone SE (2020) launched in April 2020, so if Apple goes with yearly launches then the iPhone SE three may land in April 2021 – however provided that the corporate launched the primary iPhone SE again in 2016, there’s no assure of that.

That mentioned, Japanese weblog MacOtakara has mentioned – citing Chinese language suppliers – that the iPhone SE three can be introduced in April, so there is a honest probability of it.

Plus, there’s an Apple spring occasion, which is now confirmed to be occurring on April 20 – in order that’s a doable venue for the launch. That mentioned, we doubt we’ll see it there.

Plus, we have beforehand seen a few leaks and rumors suggesting that there received’t be an iPhone SE three this yr, maybe to provide the iPhone 13 mini extra time within the highlight, so we could be ready a very long time for the telephone – if we get it in any respect.

If that is the case although then there could be one in 2022 at the least, as a result of it is also rumored that there will not be an iPhone 14 mini – which means Apple may depend on the SE line for followers of smaller telephones.

Elsewhere, Wedbush Securities analysts have advised that a cheaper 4G model of the upcoming iPhone 12 will land in or round February of 2021.

Whereas we’d take this with a pinch of salt (not least as a result of February has been and gone), it’s unlikely that Apple would launch an iPhone SE three across the identical time as that, additional suggesting we could be ready some time – though this 4G iPhone 12 may find yourself being the iPhone SE three in all however identify.

And there’s additionally the iPhone SE Plus to contemplate. This was rumored to land someday after the iPhone SE (2020), and whereas we haven’t heard a lot about it recently, Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst with a superb monitor file in the case of Apple) claimed again in April that the iPhone SE Plus may not land till the second half of 2021.

So that is one other factor that may land as a substitute of or because the iPhone SE three – or possibly we’ll get an iPhone SE three and an iPhone SE three Plus. It is laborious to say at this level.

As for the value, there’s no information there, however the iPhone SE (2020) begins at $399 / £419 / AU$749, so the iPhone SE three is prone to have the same worth – if not maybe barely increased.

The iPhone SE 3 might have a similar price to its predecessor (above)

The iPhone SE three might need the same worth to its predecessor (above) (Picture credit score: Future)

iPhone SE three information, leaks and rumors

We haven’t heard a lot in regards to the iPhone SE three but, but when it finally ends up being the rumored iPhone SE Plus in all however identify then it would presumably have a bigger display screen than the four.7-inch iPhone SE (2020). Rumors have put it at both 5.5 or 6.1 inches.

On condition that the iPhone SE (2020) shipped with the most recent obtainable Apple chipset we will additionally assume that the iPhone SE three will do the identical, probably which means the A14 which we’re anticipating to debut within the iPhone 12 vary.

What we wish to see

Nearly as good because the iPhone SE (2020) is, there’s at all times room for enchancment, so right here’s what we would like from the iPhone SE three.

1. A contemporary design

The iPhone SE (2020) has a slightly quaint design, and positively an older design than the remainder of the present iPhone vary. So we’d prefer to see issues introduced updated for the iPhone SE three.

By that we imply do away with the house button and the large bezels above and beneath the display screen, for a extra trendy look. Doing this could additionally enable Apple to extend the display screen measurement with out rising the general measurement of the handset – or alternatively hold the display screen the identical measurement and shrink the telephone even smaller.

2. An OLED display screen with the next decision

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The SE (2020)’s display screen would not overly impress (Picture credit score: Future)

The iPhone SE (2020) has an IPS LCD display screen with a 750 x 1334 decision, neither of that are precisely innovative.

Now, there are in fact limits to what might be finished with a mid-range telephone, however when you think about that the equally priced OnePlus Nord and Google Pixel 4a each handle the next decision and OLED expertise (which usually delivers higher distinction and different enhancements versus LCD), it’s laborious to see how Apple may justify omitting these items from the subsequent iPhone SE mannequin.

That mentioned, we wouldn’t depend on getting both – Apple hardly ever competes with Android telephones on pure specs.

three. Higher battery life

The iPhone SE (2020) has a small 1,821mAh, which could appear affordable given the telephone’s compact measurement, however we discovered it didn’t go far, lasting round a day.

That’s not horrible, but it surely’s definitely not spectacular, so we’d like far more from the battery within the iPhone SE three, whether or not that’s achieved by means of rising the scale or making issues extra environment friendly.

four. Maintain it small and inexpensive

The iPhone SE (2020) stands out by means of each its small measurement and its comparatively inexpensive worth, and we would like each of these issues to stay for the iPhone SE three.

There aren’t many compact telephones anymore – definitely not ones with good specs, and nor are iPhones recognized for being inexpensive, so the 2 issues make for an excellent mixture.

5. Extra cameras

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The iPhone SE (2020) has only one rear digicam, which is not actually sufficient (Picture credit score: TechRadar)

The iPhone SE (2020) has only one digicam on the again and one on the entrance, and whereas they carry out moderately nicely, they don’t provide the versatility that you could get with extra lenses.

After all, with even the iPhone 11 solely having a dual-lens snapper we don’t count on an excessive amount of extra from the iPhone SE three, however when you think about that rivals just like the OnePlus Nord and Moto G 5G Plus have 4 cameras on the again and two on the entrance, you’d assume an additional lens or two wouldn’t be an excessive amount of to ask for.

6. 5G

On the time of writing no present iPhone helps 5G. That may probably change with the launch of the iPhone 12, however we actually hope Apple lets the tech filter right down to the iPhone SE three, because it’s already obtainable on among the SE (2020)’s key rivals, notably the aforementioned OnePlus Nord and Moto G 5G Plus, whereas Google has confirmed that a Pixel 4a 5G is on the best way.

7. The next refresh fee

One other characteristic provided by numerous rivals now could be a excessive refresh fee. The iPhone SE (2020) has a 60Hz refresh fee, which till comparatively just lately was what all handsets aside from gaming telephones provided, however now numerous mainstream fashions have refresh charges of 90Hz or 120Hz.

It’s a characteristic that among the iPhone 12 vary will probably supply, however we’re not optimistic that Apple will deliver it to the iPhone SE three, since no present iPhones supply excessive refresh charges, so Apple is prone to hold the tech as a premium characteristic for some time.

However it could be nice if the corporate did begin together with this as a normal characteristic – it may nonetheless differentiate by giving its flagships a 120Hz (or increased) fee, and the iPhone SE three a refresh fee of 90Hz.