Every four years, Apple releases a new SE (special edition) iPhone. Recent leaks and speculations, on the other hand, hint at more regular budget iPhone launches, such as in 2024, when Apple is likely to revamp the most inexpensive iPhone to bring it in line with more recent models.
If Apple releases such a device, the tech giant will be facing tough competition from Samsung and Xiaomi. Tim Cook and his team have understood that focusing on the affordable smartphone market will allow them to gain millions of new customers. As a result, the SE iPhone will no longer have four-year cycles.
The iPhone SE Plus 5G (2022)
Apple is anticipated to recycle outdated hardware for the upcoming iPhone SE Plus 5G, as you may well know. We’re already bracing for a massive backlash. Apple’s choice to preserve the iPhone 8 design for another two years is, nevertheless, simple to condemn.
The new-old iPhone SE, which at first appeared to be uninspired may be just what customers need until they can afford an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro.
What To Expect
Ross Young, a display expert with a perfect track record, informed us around two weeks ago that the next SE iPhone would be branded “iPhone SE Plus 5G,” which already hints at one of its selling qualities. While 5G isn’t a game-changer because it’s still in its infancy and has a negative impact on battery life, it would surely make the new iPhone SE Plus more future-proof.
Young claims that the manufacture of the iPhone SE Plus 5G panel has already begun. By the way, don’t be fooled by the phone’s name. This will not be a large iPhone. Despite the predicted “Plus” moniker, the iPhone SE Plus 5G is reported to have a 4.7-inch LCD display rather than the significantly larger 5.5-inch panel of the previous Plus model, the iPhone 8 Plus. While the device does not have major upgrades, it can still run apps such as Photo finder flawlessly.
Based on leaks and reports, that’s pretty much all we know about the iPhone SE Plus 5G. But, before we go into a quick overview of how the iPhone SE Plus 5G would challenge mid-range Android devices, here’s a list of things that we’d want to see.
- A more powerful battery (similar to the iPhone 13 mini)
- A15 Bionic is the most efficient 5G iPhone chip (from iPhone 13)
- The primary camera experience on the iPhone 13 for images and movies, includes
- For photographs and videos, HDR 4 is available. In the Night Mode, For shots of people, pets, and objects, use Portrait Mode. Photographic Styles, Cinematic Mode
- 128GB of standard storage and a new 256GB variant are available.
- The starting price remains at $399.
Purpose of the iPhone SE Plus 5G & Potential Competition
Why would a phone with the design of the iPhone 8 exist, let alone be acceptable in 2022? Apart from the apparent fact that Apple is the only firm that can get away with it, it appears that this is the only method to maintain the SE iPhone at $399. This is critical if Apple wants to get as many iPhones into the hands of customers as possible.
The top ten best-selling Android phones in the world, in case you didn’t know, range in price from $100 to $250. That’s true, there’s no mention of the Galaxy S21 Ultra or the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra on the list. The best-selling Android phones are the cheap and mid-range models, so it’s no surprise that Apple wants a piece of that with more regular iPhone SE launches.
If our predictions come true, and the iPhone SE Plus 5G can last a day on a single charge, offers the iPhone 13 main camera experience, and begins at $399 for 128GB of storage, Android mid-range smartphones and firms that specialize in them will face a challenge.
OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and even Samsung’s most competitive mid-range phones aren’t offered in nearly as many markets as iPhones. Most of them also lack key technologies like wireless charging and water resistance, which the iPhone SE Plus 5G will undoubtedly include – as will the 2020 model.
Finally, they just lack Apple’s brand awareness, which is critical for marketing and sales. The major selling feature of the iPhone SE Plus 5G won’t be the camera or the longer battery life of the iPhone 13, but rather the fact that it’s an iPhone.
This SE iPhone, like the previous two generations, is ideal for people looking for their first iPhone or those who want the classic style. Yes, they are still around. In the second quarter of 2020, the iPhone SE (2020) accounted for 19 percent of all iPhone purchases in the United States. In the United States, 73 percent of all iPhone SE (2020) customers were upgrading from an iPhone released prior to 2017 – that is, an iPhone with a home button.
The iPhone SE Plus 5G will undoubtedly appear outdated. However, it will undoubtedly be the cheapest iPhone available. It’s for folks who already know they want a mid-range iPhone, rather than those who are trying to decide between a cheap iPhone and Android, which has so much more to offer.