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Three iPhone SE 3 models have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission database with model numbers A2595, A2783, and A2784. Of these, A2783 and A2784 are the model numbers for different versions of the older iPhone SE model. The A2595 model is expected to be the new iPhone SE that has a full-screen design. Also Read - After iPhone 14, Apple to launch redesigned entry-level iPad: Report
iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE Plus expected pricing, specifications
–The iPhone SE 3 is expected to sport an iPhone SE-like design with curved corners and Touch-ID support. There’s no clarity if the tech giant will bring Face ID support with this model. The predecessor doesn’t include face unlock support.
–The iPhone SE 3 is said to be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset, which runs the latest iPhone 13 series. On the software front, the upcoming iPhone model is expected to run on the iOS 15 operating system out-of-the-box.
–On the camera front, the iPhone SE 3 is expected to include a single camera sensor on the rear and the front panel. The resolution is yet to be known.
–In terms of pricing, the iPhone SE 3 is likely to be priced somewhere around $399 (roughly translates to around Rs 30,000).
The exact pricing of the iPhone SE 3 is not known yet, but it is likely to cost somewhere around the launch price of the iPhone SE (2020). To recall, the iPhone SE (2020) was launched at a starting price of Rs 42,500.
Another new report suggests that the iPhone SE 3 and the new iPad Air have entered mass production. The company hasn’t revealed any details yet.