Apple is all set to kick off its annual developer conference known Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5. Although, it is expected that the company will shed some light on new versions of iOS, macOS and a Siri-based smart speaker during the event, but it seems that we might also witness the announcement of the second generation iPhone SE, which would probably be known as iPhone SE (2017).
According to a leak coming out of China, the rear panel of the alleged upcoming iPhone SE has been shown in the image. The shell is made of glass, which could mean that Apple might ditch the metal body in favour of the glass panel in the upcoming device. Note that iPhone 8 is also expected to come with a glass back. There are two holes aligned vertically, which is meant for the primary camera and LED flash.
The image also reveals that the shell is made of Ion-X glass, the same material used for Apple Watch Sports. This type of glass is particularly more flexible, lighter and less expensive than sapphire, though it is more prone to scratches. However, there is no official word about it and other specifications about the upcoming iPhone are grim at the moment, so we suggest you take this report with a grain of salt.
Apple iPhone SE is one of the cheapest iPhone available in the market, which boasts some internals that is found in iPhone 6s. It has a 4-inch display, weighs just 113 grams, 0.3 inches thick, 4.87 inches wide and 2.31 inch tall. The LED backlit display has 1136×640 pixels resolution, thereby offering 326 ppi pixel density. This multi-touch screen has fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating too.
The Apple iPhone SE is powered by the A9 Chip that is made in 64-bit architecture and has the M9 motion co-processor. It has a 12-megapixel iSight rear camera that has 1.22Âµ pixels, autofocus, panorama mode (can create images in up to 63 MP), f/2.2 aperture, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, auto image stabilisation, geotagging, noise reduction and face detection features. This camera can record 4K videos as well as full HD and HD videos. Besides, the iPhone SE can record slow motion videos in full HD at 120 fps and HD videos in 240 fps.
For selfies and video calls, the Apple iPhone SE is armed with a 1.2-megapixel front camera that can record HD videos. It has f/2.4 aperture, backside illumination sensor, burst mode, timer, Auto HDR, exposure control and face detection features.
The Apple iPhone SE also has a fingerprint sensor which is built into the Home button. The iPhone SE has NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac). It has GPS with GLONASS, Digital Compass and LTE with VoLTE as well. Of course, the Apple iPhone SE also comes with Siri assistant, lighting connector, a microphone and claims to offer a battery back up of up to 14 hours on 3G networks. It has gyro, accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors.