Apple is expected to announce the second-generation iPhone SE at its annual developer conference in June. The smartphone has been spotted in multiple industry listings, and also appeared in the form of leaked renders. Now, it has once again leaked on the internet in the form of 3D CAD renders.
Leakster OnLeaks, has posted CAD renders of the iPhone SE 2 based on the 3D design of the smartphone. The renders shared in collaboration with Tiger Mobiles, show the iPhone SE 2 sporting the same unibody metal design seen on its predecessor. It seems to retain the classic iPhone design with a small 4-inch display, metal back, and inserts at the sides for antenna reception.
Now that u aware I can’t confirm if this one is partially or completely accurate or even exists but despite of that decided to share it for discussion purposes only, this is what #iPhoneSE2 might look like (360° video + size). On behalf of @tigermobiles -> https://t.co/lEJrA4Esd0 pic.twitter.com/6Up5zG8vvP
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) April 30, 2018
These renders contradict previous leaks which suggested the iPhone SE 2 will feature a glass back and support wireless charging. The front seems to sport a notch similar to that of iPhone X, but it is not clear whether it will include Face ID for facial recognition feature. It also seems to lack the home button bearing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Earlier rumors suggested that iPhone SE 2 will retain Touch ID in order to retain the price of the smartphone.
The new renders, however, suggest it will sport a full screen display with thin bezels surrounding it. Whether Apple drops Touch ID remains a question, it seems confirmed that the company will bid adieu to the 3.5mm headphone jack on the smaller iPhone as well. Apple iPhone 7 onwards, all iPhones have ditched the 3.5mm audio jack for Bluetooth or lightning to 3.5mm headphone dongle.
However, just don’t take these renders too seriously. Even OnLeaks is not very sure about the authenticity of this leak. The leaks so far suggest the iPhone SE 2 will be assembled in India, and will be targeted at the Indian market. Apple could end up pricing it lower and might keep the price lower by ditching premium features including Face ID and wireless charging support.