Over the past few months, we ve been hearing a lot about Apple s rumored 4-inch smartphone, which is expected to launch in March. While some rumors claimed that the upcoming compact smartphone would be called iPhone 6c, other rumors expect it to be called the iPhone 7c. However, according to a Chinese analyst, it will be called something else altogether, who claims it will be called iPhone 5e, where e stands for enhanced variant. Also Read - iPhone 12 probably not shipping with Apple EarPods, hints iOS 14 codesAlso Read - iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 heading to the stores soon, launch event still rumored on October 13
Besides the name change, the report also revises the hardware. While the iPhone 6c was expected to be powered by the latest A9 chipset, the iPhone 5e is likely to feature the previous generation A8 chip paired with 1GB of RAM. Other features such as NFC for Apple Pay, VoLTE connectivity, 8-megapixel rear camera are also expected. The iPhone 5e could be priced starting from $500 (approximately Rs 32,500). Also Read - Apple iPhone 12 Mini could cost $700, lack 5G connectivity; Here’s everything we know about the compact smartphone
The iPhone 5e is reportedly already being manufactured by Foxconn and is likely to launch in March. The analyst believes that Apple s compact smartphone will be targeted at emerging markets and will be available in 16GB and 64GB storage variants.