According to several rumors, Apple should unveil a new inexpensive iPhone earlier this year. OnLeaks has released several images of the device design.
Call it iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 whatever, Apple should be launching a new, inexpensive smartphone early this year. According to the latest news, this new smartphone was to take over the general design of the iPhone 8 and would be launched before the end of the first quarter of the year.
OnLeaks, which we no longer present, shared today the first images of the design of this new iPhone. The dated design seems to be confirmed, but we must not bury this new smartphone too quickly.
An iPhone 8 outside
As these images show, this new iPhone is largely based on the design of the old smartphones from Apple, which stopped at the iPhone X.
No borderless point here or notch, we have rather large borders and the return of the Touch ID button on the front. The back of the device appears to be glass, to allow compatibility with wireless charging. According to OnLeaks, the back could take on the frosted texture of the iPhone 11, rather than the shiny glass of the iPhone 8, to differentiate this new smartphone.
Finally, we can note the presence of a single photo sensor on the back, unlike the modules with 2 and 3 devices of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
Not surprisingly, the dimensions of the smartphone will approximate that of the iPhone 8. OnLeaks thus indicates 138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8 mm.
An iPhone 11 inside
The most interesting things with this iPhone will be the components integrated by Apple which should anchor it in 2020. We expect in particular the use of an Apple A13 bionic chip, the same as that of the iPhone 11. From what guarantee a good quality of photo processing, compatibility with Fortnite and Apple Arcade games, but also, and above all, iOS updates for many years.
With a battery at the level of what the iPhone 11 range offers, and a camera at least as good as the Pixel 3a, Apple could offer a very attractive mid-range smartphone.
Everything will depend on the sale price decided by Apple if and when this smartphone will be officially unveiled. Rumors have it that this iPhone could be launched around 500 euros.