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If this iPhone SE 4 leak is real, mid-range Android phones are doomed

Published May 20th, 2024 7:55AM EDT
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The iPhone SE 4 is expected to launch in mid-2025. Reports have revealed many details of this device, but the latest leak shows that it could actually be almost too good to be true. We expect an all-new design, Face ID support, and a fair price.

Not only could this be a mid-range Android phone killer, but it could even make Apple remove older iPhone models from the lineup. For example, if Cupertino releases the iPhone SE 4 in mid-2025, this would mean Apple would be selling four iPhone 16 models, two iPhone 15 versions, and two iPhone 14 iterations. However, if the iPhone SE 4 is everything it’s rumored to be, I don’t see why someone would choose the iPhone 14 instead.

Last week, The Information revealed that Apple plans to redesign the iPhone SE with a similar look to the iPhone 14. This will include Face ID support, a bigger display (from a 4.7-inch to a 6.1-inch version), OLED instead of LCD, and an improved processor. Currently, Apple uses the A15 Bionic on the iPhone SE 3. Other rumors support the addition of USB-C and even an Action Button to this phone, but even if these two features aren’t added, the most surprising detail about this phone would be its price.

According to leaker Revegnus on X, Apple plans to sell the iPhone SE 4 between $429 and $499. While the leaker expects the iPhone SE 4 to have a 10% price increase in the US, this could mean a 15% more expensive smartphone in other markets.

This strategy isn’t new to Apple, as it has kept the iPhone 15 Pro Max the same in the US and China while making it more expensive in other regions. However, if all these rumored features are true, even a $500 iPhone SE 4 would be worth it since Apple has never offered an iPhone X-like device for this cheap.

BGR will keep following the latest iPhone SE 4 rumors and leaks. Below, you can learn more about the upcoming iPhone 16.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.