Second-generation iPhone SE in the works.
We reported several times back in 2017 about Apple working on a hardware refresh of the iPhone SE – the 4-inch model announced in mid-2016. It appears that Apple is planning to announce the second generation two years after the original SE model. According to a new publication by Economic Daily News, the 2018 iPhone SE could be announced in the second half of 2018, offering refreshed specs and a similar design.
The new reports claim that iPhone SE 2018 will have upgraded specs and similar price. iPhone SE 2016 had the A9 chip, 12-MP camera and 2GB of RAM, while we suggest that the new model could offer some camera improvements and a better screen resolution.
If you are not too excited, iPhone SE is not the only new smartphone Apple is working on in 2018. The company will be announcing two or three new models in late 2018, including an iPhone X Plus with a massive 6.5-inch OLED screen. There could be also a hardware refresh of the original iPhone X, and an iPhone with an LCD panel that is expected to measure in at 6.1 inches.
Apple will again focus in Face ID for its 2018 line-up, with the exception of the iPhone SE which will retain its fingerprint reader. But Apple is also rumored to be working on a behind-the-glass fingerprint sensors for the 2019 line-up, which means that we could see the return of Touch ID in the next two years.