iPhone SE + 5G launch expected in late April or early May, analyst predicts

Deepak Gupta January 20, 2022
Updated 2022/01/20 at 9:21 AM

The launch of the iPhone SE+ 5G will take place in the second half of April or early May, a market analyst predicted. The new iPhone SE is speculated to be based on the same design language featured in the next-gen model. It is also rumored to have an identical 4.7-inch screen. However, the main difference from the existing model in the iPhone SE+ 5G is believed to be the next-generation cellular connectivity. You can also expect some performance improvements, thanks to a new silicon from Apple.

Ross Young, CEO of Texas-based market intelligence firm Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), tweeted to predict the iPhone SE+ 5G release schedule. Young said production of the display panel for the new model will begin this month, while all manufacturing of the phone is planned for March.

Shipments of the iPhone SE+ 5G will begin in late April or early May, Young predicted in his tweet posted on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, the analyst hinted at the official name of the new iPhone SE model. This was previously part of the rumor mill with the monikers iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE (2022).

So far, the design of the iPhone SE+ 5G is speculated to be the same as the existing iPhone SE (2020). However, Apple’s A15 Bionic chip is rumored to be along with 3GB of RAM. The new iPhone SE is also expected to come with an improved 12-megapixel primary camera sensor.

Also, the iPhone SE+ 5G is rumored to have 5G connectivity as a significant change from the iPhone SE (2020) which has 4G support.

Some computer-aided design (CAD) renderings of the new iPhone SE surfaced on the web earlier this week. Renders suggested Face ID support and a notch similar to high-end iPhone models. But recent reports indicated that these changes would not be part of the iPhone SE arriving this year.

Alongside the iPhone SE+ 5G, it is speculated that Apple will launch its new iPad Air model — iPad Air (5th generation). It can also come with the A15 Bionic SoC and offer optional 5G connectivity.

Analysts at JP Morgan recently predicted that Apple could attract more than a billion non-premium Android users and around 300 million users of older iPhone models when it launches the iPhone SE+ 5G.

That said, Apple has yet to provide details on the new iPhone SE. It is therefore safe to consider the reported information with a pinch of salt.


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