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iPhone SE 3 release date, price, features and leaks

iPhone SE 3 release date, price, features and leaks
Apple's next iPhone SE smartphone may be many months away, but we've already been seeing leaks and rumors about it, however few. We'll keep updating this article as more information about the iPhone SE 3 becomes available over time, so stay tuned!

Here's everything we know and expect on the iPhone SE 3 right now...

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iPhone SE 3 release date

  • First half of 2022

In July of this year, we heard reports that the iPhone SE 3 with 5G and A14 chip will most likely come in the first half of 2022. Based on the previous iPhone SE release dates (see table below), the iPhone SE 3 is likely to be released in March or April of 2022. Stay tuned for more concrete information as it becomes available.

iPhone SE 3 price

  • Around $399

According to some rumors, the iPhone SE 3 will be marketed as the "cheapest 5G iPhone ever", meaning it could gain a spot as one of the best budget 5G phones this year. Judging by the previous iPhone SE models, it should cost around $399 for the base variant. For perspective, below is a table showing when each iPhone SE was released and for what starting price.

iPhone SE 3 design

The first iPhone SE used a shell that was identical to the older iPhone 5, while the 2020 iPhone SE reused the iPhone 8's design. It's quite plausible that the iPhone SE 3 will also cut corners the same way, possibly reusing the design of the iPhone X, if not a newer iPhone model. In order to differentiate the iPhone SE 3 as a budget model, Apple is unlikely to give it the flat design of the newest iPhones.

Based on this, right now we can expect a large notch with familiar Face ID sensors, larger bezels than the current flagship iPhones, but overall still a very modern and premium design.

There's also less optimistic speculation that Apple might reuse the exact same iPhone 8 shell it did for iPhone SE 2.

iPhone SE 3 display

Because it could reuse the iPhone X's design, we can expect the iPhone SE 3 to have a 5.8-inch OLED display at a resolution of 2436 by 1125 pixels, 459 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). Of course, corners could be cut to make the iPhone SE 3 more affordable, so Apple might switch the OLED display with a lesser, lower-resolution LCD one at a standard 60Hz refresh rate.

iPhone SE 3 camera

There's no information on the iPhone SE 3 camera sensors yet, but once again we can expect specs similar to the iPhone X, if not better. The iPhone X itself has the following cameras:

  • 12 MP main camera
  • 12 MP telephoto camera
  • 7 MP front camera

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