Following reports Apple is testing a 5.42-inch iPhone to complement the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max, exclusive news the company may shrink it down even further with a modern iPhone SE replacement of just 4.8-inches. The name? iPhone XE.
And while the report for the 5.42-inch model was light on detail, specs this spiritual iPhone SE2 are a lot more specific.
Citing a source “closely associated with Foxconn’s manufacturing facility in India”, the reports claims the XE will feature the same bezel-less design as the X and XS with a notch for Face ID, a single 12MP rear camera (the primary shooter from the XS/XR) and an A12 Bionic chip.
Yes, the latter two details suggest Apple would be pushing the XE as a new entry-level device (they will be last-gen at the claimed September 2019 release) but with a mooted $600 starting price, I doubt many will care.
The A12 Bionic is faster than any current Android chipset and the primary iPhone XS camera would be a head turner at this midrange price point. More