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Apple iPhone SE 2 to feature iPhone 8 and iPhone X-like glass body: Report

With a glass body, the upcoming Apple iPhone SE 2 is highly likely to feature wireless charging capabilities.

  • Published: January 9, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Apple is widely rumored to be working on the successor of the two-year-old iPhone SE. While an earlier rumor hinted at changes under the hood, a new report now reveals a possible design change.

According to tekz24.com, Apple is likely to add a glass panel at the back of the upcoming iPhone SE 2. In comparison, the current generation iPhone SE has glass panels along the top and bottom rear, but is mostly aluminum. Apart from it being a cosmetic upgrade, a glass panel also means the upcoming iPhone could boast wireless charging capabilities. After the iPhone 4s, Apple brought back the glass body with last year’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus, and the anniversary edition iPhone X.

The report doesn’t really add much apart from the glass panel bit. Previous rumors, however, suggest that the iPhone SE will get a boost in speed. This would be accomplished by upgrading the A9 chipset to an A10 chip introduced with the iPhone 7.

Another rumor (albeit sketchy) hinted that Apple could be looking at increasing the size of the display. After graduating to a 5.8-inch display on the iPhone X, the report claims that Apple could launch an iPhone X Plus model this year with up to 6.3-inch display, and an iPhone SE 2 with 6.1-inch display. It is hard to imagine Apple taking that route though, since the iPhone SE so far is specifically targeted at an audience that appreciates a smaller smartphone.

Currently, the iPhone SE is the smallest and most affordable device in Apple’s portfolio. In India, the smartphone saw a price drop, and now retails at Rs 17,999.

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  • Published Date: January 9, 2018 12:25 PM IST