The next-generation iPhone SE, to be launched in 2022, will have the same 4.7-inch screen as the current version, according to display analyst Ross Young.
The existing iPhone SE is modeled after the iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch screen. There were rumors that Apple was working on a “iPhone SE Plus” that could come out this year, but earlier this month, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said there will be no new iPhone in the SE family until 2022.
Apple LCD iPhone leak, we now hear the next LCD iPhone SE will remain at 4.7 “in 2022. Some rumors that it may have 5G with Sub-6 GHz as well. Also hear of a 6.1” version in 2023 with holes in instead of a notch. – Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) April 1, 2021
Young’s information also suggests that there will be no 2021 update for the iPhone SE, but he says that after the minor 2022 update, there may be a more radical design change coming in 2023.
Apple is said to be working on a 6.1-inch version of the iPhone SE that has a hole hole design instead of a notch. It is rumored that Apple plans to bring the percussion screen to the flagship models in 2022, so it makes sense that after introducing new iPhone 14 models with the design change, it could sift down to iPhone SE a year later.
The hole hole design is something Android manufacturers have been using for some time to maximize the available viewing area, while providing space for the forward-facing camera. On Apple devices, the hole will replace the current notch.
Although there will probably be few design changes to the iPhone SE coming in 2022, the device is expected to get an upgraded processor and 5G support, which Young says may be limited to below 6 GHz.