iPhone 5se : Everything We Know So Far
In what will be a major shift from tradition, Apple has set its sights on launching three iPhones in a calendar year. It had almost become a tradition for Apple to release two variants of its flagship phone, a cheaper variant along with a more expensive one in the past years. It was the case for the iPhone 5 series, and so was the strategy followed for the last set of iPhones from 2015.
For weeks now we have been hearing rumours that Apple is working on a 4-inch iPhone. The device is likely to be called the iPhone 5se and according to reports will be unveiled at an Apple event on 18th March 2016. Here’s a roundup of everything we know so far from the various rumours that have been going around about this still to be confirmed phone.
This device which is believed to be a replacement for the current entry-level iPhone 5s, has already managed garner a lot of attention. Many analysts predict that it could even turn out to be the years hottest model. The 4-inch display is expected to be a great asset to the iPhone 5se’s design. The idea behind this small form factor is what the company’s founder Steve Jobs believed was to give the user a comfortable experience of navigating across the phones display with just one hand.
According to reports, the sharp, angular edges of the iPhone 5s are rumored to be replaced by smooth, curvier designs that Apple debuted on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The phone is expected to come out in three color variants, “Rose Pink”, “Space Grey” and ” Silver”. The Gold hue is expected to be given a miss for the cheaper iPhone 5se.
Processor and Other Specification
The new iPhone 5se, as rumours suggest, will come with solid processing power so that it can keep pace with the best flagships available in the market. The phone is said to pack under the hood either an A8+ M8 combo, or the more poweful A9 SoC which is currently used on the latest and greatest iPhones that Apple can offer in 2016. The phone will come equipped with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage. A 1642 MaH will come housed inside the phone.
Having said that, taking in perspective the phone’s relatively small 4-inch display, and Apple’s previous track record of being a bit economical with the firepower they add to their phones, betting on the new smartphone to be equipped with the A8 would seem more plausible.
Apple which has always been known for bringing to the users phones with great cameras, plans to shower the iPhone 5se with good specs. Reports suggest the iPhone 5se to get the same 8-megapixel rear and 1.2-megapixel front-facing cameras from Apple’s iPhone 6. Sadly, the better 5-megapixel front camera from the 6s will fail to make the cut.
The new phone though will be able capture large panorama shots, along with getting the capability of capturing Live Photos.
An interesting rumour doing the rounds about the iPhone 5se is that the phone will support a sapphire display, which is highly scratch and shatter resistant. In fact, some of the higher-end Apple Watch models have sapphire display as well as OLED technology, which Apple is rumoured to bring to its next flagship device, but will not likely be seen in the iPhone 5se.
One thing that is also expected is the phone to miss out on the 3D touch display which the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come equipped with, which shouldn’t come as a big surprise considering the expected low price point of the iPhone 5se.