Jan 2, 2018

New Report Once Again Confirmed That Apple To Launch iPhone SE 2 This Year

According to a new report by Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce, that predicted global smartphone production growth in 2018, Apple to launch a second-generation iPhone SE in 2018 to target the mid-range smartphone market.

The original iPhone SE was introduced in the spring of 2016, but for some reasons, it saw no updates in 2017. So it's been unclear if Apple plans to continue on with the iPhone SE line, but in addition to the information from TrendForce, a rumor have also hinted a new 4-inch device is in the works.

A new iPhone SE could come during the first half of 2018, and it's reportedly to assembled by Taiwanese Apple supplier Wistron at its factory in Bangalore, India. Rumors suggested that the specs for the new iPhone SE might include the same configuration as iPhone 7 - A10 Chip, 2GB RAM, 12MP Camera, etc.


Additionally, TrendForce says new flagship iPhones in 2018 will include improved Face ID, more memory, and AMOLED displays for two models, in line with previous 2018 iPhone rumors we've heard pointing towards a second-generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X, a larger ~6.5-inch OLED "iPhone X Plus," and a ~6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display.

It appears that Apple will continue to focus on Face ID for its iPhone lineup. While other smartphone manufacturers will stick with capacitive fingerprint sensors in the first half of 2018 due to an inability to match Apple's technology. Later in 2018, the first smartphones using under-display fingerprint technology will enter mass production.

The research firm also believes Apple’s iPhone production will expand in 2018, leading to volume growth of 7.5 percent. Samsung won't fare quite as well, though, due to "fierce competition" from rivals that include Apple and Chinese smartphone manufacturers. TrendForce estimates that 1.53 billion smartphones will be produced in 2018, compared to 2017’s 1.46 billion units.

Via MacRumors, Image Credit Reddit

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