The iPhone SE 2022 will become one of the most important smartphones of this year, and, as we have anticipated in the title, it will be the new ‘cheap’ iPhone from the apple company. Its release date has not yet been confirmed, but from what I have been able to see in recent weeks, almost all sources agree that its presentation will take place. this very spring.
I know that talking about “cheap” iPhone is still shocking, but the truth is that Apple perfectly fulfilled that premise with the first generation iPhone SE, and did the same with the 2020 iPhone SE, so we can expect that the situation will repeat with the iPhone SE 2022. However, I have doubts about the possible price of this terminal, especially for a very important reason, and that is that everything seems to indicate that it will adopt an all-screen front and the Face ID system of facial recognition in 3D , two keys that could end up implying an increase in production costs, and therefore the sale price of that new terminal.
In the attached images we can see what the supposed final design of the iPhone SE 2022 would be like. a design almost identical to the iPhone Xr, although with minor changes, such as the position of the rear LED flash, which is no longer vertical, but horizontal. This design fits perfectly with the predictions of several analysts, including the well-known Ming-Chi Kuo, and the truth is that it seems very credible to me.
When it comes to build quality, I am convinced that the iPhone SE 2022 will combine a aluminum chassis and a layer of glass on the back, which will result in a “premium” finish. However, I want to emphasize that according to a source this design will not be adopted in the iPhone SE 2022, and that it will be reserved for the 2024 model. I find it not very credible, especially considering that said source ensures that Apple will maintain the iPhone design SE 2020, a design that, for many, is obsolete.
Possible specifications of the iPhone SE 2022
Leaving aside the controversy generated by these contradictory information, what we can take for sure is that the iPhone SE 2022 will maintain, in terms of hardware, the same strategy that we have seen in previous models. This means that, despite being an “inexpensive” iPhone, it will be very powerful and offer a good level of performance.
Your screen should be around between 5.7 and 6.1 inches, it will use an IPS panel almost certainly and will have a resolution similar to that of the iPhone Xr. The SoC will be a generation behind the most powerful of the moment, which would lead us to Apple A14, The same chip used by the iPhone 12. Said SoC is manufactured in 5 nm process, mounts a powerful six-core CPU and has a quad-core Apple GPU.
The configuration of RAM and storage gives me doubts, but I think it most likely comes with 4 GB of RAM and with 64 GB of storage capacity, although I dare not rule out the jump to a minimum configuration of 128 GB. The camera setup shouldn’t be much different from what we saw on the iPhone SE 2020, that is, we can only expect minor improvements in this regard.
Regarding the integration, or not, of Face ID, some sources continue to say that, even if Apple uses that all-screen design in the iPhone SE 2022, this is not, by itself, a guarantee that said terminal will have it. Apple’s signature 3D facial recognition system, which could keep Touch ID. Personally, I think this rumor is nonsense, and I see it highly unlikely. New information will appear in the coming weeks, so we will be attentive. I remind you that the iPhone SE 2020 hit the market with a price of 489 euros, so iPhone SE 2022 it could be around that strip.