Apple plans to launch a third generation of its cheaper smartphone. According to a new report from DigiTimes, and which has been echoed by MacRumors, the iPhone SE 3rd generation it could arrive in 2022 and with a 5G chipset.
The information from the aforementioned source coincides with the latest reports from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst specializing in Apple who is usually right in most of his predictions. Kuo explained that the aforementioned model would arrive in 2022 and would include support for 5G networks, but did not reveal the exact processor. Now, according to DigiTimes, iPhone SE 2022 will include A14 Bionic chip. It is the same SoC that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro include.
IPhone SEs often inherit the chip from previous high-end Apple models. The report mentions that the smartphone will be announced during the first half of 2022, when the iPhone 13 and its A15 Bionic chip will already be on the market. Hence, the next-gen iPhone SE it should arrive with the A15 Bionic chip instead of the A14 Bionic. The change in strategy would allow Apple to offer a cheaper price or in line with the iPhone SE of 2020. The current model, remember, is marketed for a price of 489 euros.
A continuous iPhone SE with 5G for next year
The iPhone SE is often advertised as an economical alternative for those users who want to enjoy the experience that Apple offers on their devices, both at the software level, with services such as FaceTime, iMessages or Apple TV +, as well as at the hardware level, with Apple’s own chips or, as is the case , support for 5G networks. The 2022 model will therefore be Apple’s cheapest mobile with 5G.
According to the update schedule for this series, as well as the information provided by sources, the third-generation iPhone SE could hit the market during the month of April. Everything indicates that it will maintain the same 4.7-inch screen, as well as a design with Touch ID on the front. There are no details about the photographic section. However, and following in the wake of the second generation, it could also inherit the main sensor of current iPhone models.