iPhone SE 4 2023 is in Apple’s pipeline and is to be released in early 2023. Lots of leaks and rumors about SE 4 are out there. Here are all the relevant leaks and rumors that you can possibly get about iPhone SE 4 2023-
According to several sources, the Apple iPhone SE 4 will come with a new form factor and design. Unlike iPhone SE 2 or iPhone SE 3, SE 4 will have the body of the iPhone XR. Finally, IP SE 2023 will get rid of the home button and obtain a notch. Both front and back panels are Gorilla glass which will sandwich a 7000 series aluminum frame.
The SE 4 2023 will have a 6.1-inch liquid Retina IPS LCD display with 828 x 1792 resolution. The display will have an oleophobic coating just like iPhone XR. Not to mention, you will see a significant amount of bezel around the display. Apart from that, the display offers 625 nits brightness and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with 326 PPI.
Apple releases Special Edition phones with a motive to offer flag-grade hardware placed in an outdated chassis for a cheaper price. Thus, iPhone SE 4 2023 will have a regular 12 MP wide-angle primary shooter at the back. Possibly all the camera functions of the iPhone 14 may be there in SE 4 along with cinematic mode, minus the ultra-wide angle shooter.
Hardware and Software
Looking back, SE 3 has an A15 Bionic chip, which was Apple’s latest chip during its release. This is the same chip that powers all iPhone 13 models. However, the recent iPhone 14 series has an A16 Bionic chip to power the pro models only i.e. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus uses the A15 Bionic from last year. Apple made their stand quite clear that the latest chip is only for Pro models. So, SE 4 2023 has a higher chance of getting the A15 Bionic chip. There will be 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage at the base model. You can choose to buy between 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants.
SE 4 will come with the latest iOS 16. So you get to customize your lock screens with widgets and more. iOS 16 also offers several other performance enhancements thus you will get more power in a cheaper iPhone, which may last for another 4-5 years with Apple’s software support.
Battery life was a significant issue for all those 4.7-inch iPhones and 5.4-inch iPhone Minis. SE 4 will be efficient in this department. You see, the A15 Bionic chip is optimized to deliver more power but takes less battery juice and iOS 16 is way better and more precise compared to other OSs. Thus the 6.1-inch LCD panel of SE 4 will offer you a solid day battery life. The device will come with around 2,942 mAh battery, which will give you an opportunity to have decent use throughout the day and still be left with a 15-20% battery.
Despite such battery life, you are not happy, SE 4 will come with 15W fast charging, 50% in 30 mins, and Qi wireless charging.
Apart from all those things mentioned above, Apple iPhone SE 4 2023 will come with FaceID, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, 5G connectivity, Satellite communication, and so on. There will not be fancy color options so do not expect a pink or Purple SE.
Release date and Price
SE 2 2020 was released on April 15, 2020, and SE 3 2022 was released on March 08, 2022. Therefore, As per Ming Chi Kou, Apple may release iPhone SE 4 2023 anytime around March-April, 2023.
Moving on to the price, You have to pay around $470 for the 64GB SE 4, which is $40 more than the previous SE model as you will be getting a 6.1-inch larger device with several flag-ship features rather than a 4.7-inch phone with large bezels at the top and bottom. Apart from that, chip availability and global inflation may cause an increase in price as well.
Since the first iPhone SE, the special edition iPhones are very budget-friendly devices with flag-ship grade performances. Apple finally decided to redesign the SE lineup from iPhone 8 chassis to the iPhone XR chassis. Thus, iPhone SE 4 2023 will be a decent device to pick for light to moderate users. You can even buy one as your second driver as well. Stay tuned for more updates and reviews. Comment below your thoughts on SE 4 2023.
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