Last year, rumors emerged that the Apple iPhone SE 3 had been postponed and the company would instead release the iPhone SE Plus in 2022. Now, DSCC analyst Ross Young who initially broke the news in October is back with more details regarding the upcoming iPhone SE models.
The iPhone SE series is a line of affordable small-screen iPhones that was first introduced in 2016. The second phone in the series didn’t launch till 2020 and a successor is expected to arrive in 2022.
Next SE model is rumored to be called SE+ 5G and will have a 4.7" LCD. Previously said the next SE model, SE3, would either have a 5.7" or a 6.1" display. It is now looking like it will be 5.7". May be launched in 2023 rather than 2024.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) January 17, 2022
According to the latest tweet by DSCC analyst Ross Young the next iPhone SE model will indeed be called the iPhone SE Plus. The SE Plus will be the first device in the SE lineup to offer 5G support and is expected to house a 4.7-inch LCD display. The device is also expected to retain the same design with thick top and bottom bezels and have a Touch ID button.
The iPhone SE Plus is expected to launch in the next few months with the A15 Bionic chip, improved rear camera sensor, and 5G support.
Ross Young also states that the iPhone SE 3 might launch in 2023 rather than the previously predicted 2024 timeline and will have a 5.7-inch display.
Going by recent CAD renders, the iPhone SE 3 will retain the same rear design and have the same dimensions as the current iPhone SE. However, on the front, the device will offer a bigger screen by getting rid of the massive forehead chin, and touch ID button found in current-gen SE models. The SE 3 is also expected to house the A15 Bionic chipset and support 5G bands.