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iPhone 5SE has been spotted next to the iPhone 5, what the heck is the iPhone 5SE?

ByinLeaks & Rumors | January 24, 2016

Unofficial picture of the iPhone 5SE

Although Apple is surely busy planning the premiere of the iPhone 7, they didn’t forget about its budget-conscious customers. This weekend we got another portion of leaks concerning the iPhone 5SE. Originally known as the iPhone 5E or 6C the handset is the company’s offering to those customers who opt for a more affordable phone sporting compact size factor. What’s more according to the recent leak the iPhone 5SE will be more powerful than we previously thought.

Apple is preparing to release a more up to date alternative to the iPhone 5C. Smaller and considerably cheaper than Apple’s current flagships the iPhone 5SE may debut in March.

iPhone 5 photographed next to the iPhone 5SE

Starting from the size parameters, the upcoming iPhone 5SE is reported to house a 4-inch screen panel. This means Apple is bringing back more compact devices after giving them up two years ago when introducing the iPhone 6 line. As seen on the leaked image, the alleged iPhone 5SE (the one on the right) features a body design that clearly derives inspirations from the iPhone 6S that are most noticeable in slightly rounded glass edges. Moreover, the phone’s home button will be moved to the right hand side from the top and its volume rockers will take the pillar shape found in recent iPhones.

When it comes to the specs although we previously read that the iPhone 5SE will come driven by the Apple A8 processor, the latest leak claims that the company decided to equipped the phone with its latest A8 and M9 chips. In the optics department, the device will provide its potential users with a combination of an 8MP iSight and a 1.2MP cameras known from the iPhone 6.

Except that the phone is also believed to offer the introduced by the latest flagship “Hey Siri” that is always on, Voice over LTE, NFC support for Apple Pay, Live Photos and come in two storage options: 16GB and 32GB. Additionally, the handset is also said to arrive dressed in a metal body clad and supports Touch ID, lack of which was one of the biggest deficiencies s of the plastic iPhone 5C.

A redesigned entry-level iPhone is supposed to be Apple remedy to recently decreasing sale rates by encouraging more budget-conscious customers who are still using the iPhone 5C to upgrade to a model delivering more up to date features.

Said to be available in silver, grey, gold and rose gold color options the iPhone 5SE is rumored to debut in mid-March as a simple online announcement. On the other hand some sources say that the Cupertino team may also want to use the opportunity to introduce an upgraded Apple Watch and the iPad Air 3, if that’s the case then Apple will surely organize a special press conference to present the latest offerings.

source: 9to5Mac

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