Apple iPhone SE 2 Is Coming, So Here’s What We Know
Apple iPhone SE 2 is the next order of business for the Cupertino-based giant. 
Apple iPhone SE 2 is the next order of business for the Cupertino-based giant. (Photo: Apple)

Apple iPhone SE 2 Is Coming, So Here’s What We Know

Known as the “budget phone” from Apple, the iPhone SE 2 is rumoured to be out in late February 2018 according to various reports.

With help from Cuponation, we have been able find out just how much the iPhone SE 2 should be priced at this year. According to their sources, the iPhone SE 2 is likely to be priced close to $450 (Rs 28,800 approx).

If this is true, it is at least 54.2 percent less than iPhone X, 35.62 percent less than the iPhone 8 and 43.67 percent less than the iPhone 8 Plus.

Although the SE 2 might cost 11.3 percent more than the iPhone SE, we think that it’s a gadget worth waiting for since it’s as compatible as the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Below is the data collected on all the pricing of the iPhone and the cost of making each iPhone.

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As regards to the bill of materials for the iPhone SE 2, we took the average percentage for making an iPhone which was 34 percent and we used that number to calculate the bill of materials price based on the price tag of $450.

Thus, the bill of materials for the iPhone SE 2 would cost $148 ( Rs 9,482.00). If this is accurate, the iPhone SE’s materials which took up at least 39 percent of the release price – the iPhone SE 2 seems to be the one with the better deal and the latest features.

How much iPhone costs to make vs its release price. 
How much iPhone costs to make vs its release price. 
(Photo Courtesy: Cuponation)

A features-wise comparison of iPhone SE with iPhone SE 2 suggests that the iPhone SE 2 is going to cost more than the iPhone SE and rightly so, according to analysts at Cuponation, and here’s what they expect to the iPhone SE 2 to offer.

The Apple iPhone SE.
The Apple iPhone SE.
(Photo: The Quint/@2shar)

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Likely Features of iPhone SE 2

  • 1. iPhone SE to retain its 4-inch screen but will look different from the first generation, with an all-glass back body mooted, which means wireless charging could make its debut on this one as well.
  • 2. Other features include a quad-core A10 chip with 2GB RAM, which could help the iPhone SE 2 perform better than its predecessor.
  • 3. Apple could opt for a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front snapper for FaceTime.
  • 4. Apple could consolidate its variants of the iPhone SE 2 by going for 32GB and 128GB options.

After the not-so-successful first stint with the iPhone SE, Apple would be hopeful that tweaking its product features to make it comparable to the iPhones launched recently could give them a push. However, we’re not sure if people in 2018 would jump off their seats to see a 4-inch device.

iPhone SE 2 could get a glass back just like its older brothers. 
iPhone SE 2 could get a glass back just like its older brothers. 
(Photo: @2shar/The Quint)

Price-wise, this could be the iPhone of the year since it’s compact and expected to be as good as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Analysts are hopeful that Apple will confirm this move and hopefully release it so the world can get a glimpse of the iPhone SE 2 soon.

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