It appears the next iPhone SE will retain the iPhone 8 's base of a 4.7-inch LCD but add 5G when it arrives in early 2022.
This report comes from industry insider Ross Young and seemingly disproves the recent report that the next iPhone SE will adopt the iPhone XR design and LCD size.
Adding 5G to the next SE will provide the current fastest network speeds to the cheapest iPhone line and will most likely be popular with Apple consumers.
The iPhone SE is expected to outgrow its diminutive 4.7-inch size in 2024 with a 5.7-6.1-inch LCD with a punch hole, instead of a notch.
We now hear the next LCD iPhone will be introduced in 2022 and called the SE Plus with the same 4.7" LCD as the 8 along with 5G. We hear the iPhone SE3 with a 5.7" - 6.1" LCD is now pushed to 2024. https://t.co/9gxiAAk8Yi— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 25, 2021
That would make se too expensive to produce aka near mini price of $800 to $1200... So not what apple is looking for...
Because mini cost more than double of se?
maybe $50 cheaper... so no it does not reduce the cost much...