New rumors are coming in about what should be the budget iPhone that Apple is expected to launch in a couple of months. The rumors, however, do not coincide
It's back to talk about the future iPhone SE2, also known as iPhone 9, which Apple should launch in the spring. This time the latest rumor we owe it to the blog MacOtakara and does not seem reliable. Or, at least, it is not sure that the blog is referring to the iPhone SE2 since the new 2020 iPhone range will be full of models.
According to MacOtakara, however, the iPhone 9/SE2 will be a device with a 5.4-inch display and will feature Face ID biometric unlocking. Two features that would put this device well above the mid-range for which it is expected. With those dimensions, for example, the SE2 should be considered as the successor to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus and not the 4.7-inch regular iPhone 8. But that's not all: it would also compete with other models already in the range, forcing Apple to reposition all of them a good six months before the launch of the 2020 range in September.
What will the iPhone 9/SE2 look like?
An earlier leak, from @OneLeaks in recent days, describes the iPhone 9 as a 4.7-inch device (138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8mm including the rear camera bumper), featuring a physical Home button and Touch ID. The design is virtually identical to the iPhone 8, because basically the SE2 is a sort of updated iPhone 8 with a better camera, larger battery and more powerful processor (Apple's A13 Bionic). It would seem, therefore, a very different model from the one MacOtakara is now talking about.
Which iPhone are we talking about?
Maybe the phone MacOtakara is talking about is not the iPhone 9/SE2 but another: one of the 3 (or even 4, according to some sources) OLED models that Apple will present not in spring but in September. It would be, in short, the 5.4-inch OLED model and dual rear camera.
Also because, from a commercial point of view, launching a 5.4-inch iPhone with Face ID in March/April 2020 would not make much sense for Apple: such a device, in fact, would compete (with a price probably lower) with the current iPhone XR (which has an official price of over 700 euros and is still selling well) with a 6.1-inch IPS LCD screen, A12 Bionic processor and Face ID biometric recognition. What is certain already today, however, is that never as this year the new range of Apple smartphones is difficult to predict due to an overcrowding of models (assuming they really arrive all), from the very similar features between them.