Alleged iPhone SE2 with a notch appears in hands-on video


A video showing off what looks like an iPhone SE crossed with an iPhone X popped up on Chinese blogging site Weibo and was picked up by Japanese media earlier today.

The device looks legit, at first glance, featuring an SE-style boxy design, little to no bezels on the sides and bottom, an iPhone X-style notch up top, and even a dual-cam setup on the back. Even further, the device seems to be running the gesture-based version of iOS that was introduced on the iPhone X last year.

Everything, from the animations, to the Settings menu, which is complete with an iCloud account tab, looks very convincing. It’s something we don’t usually see on Chinese knock-off devices. However, this still probably isn’t the real deal. Small details, such as the lock icon remaining after the first unlock, suggest that this may vary well be an Android phone designed to look like concept images of the rumored iPhone SE2 that have been floating around online for quite some time.

Whether Apple actually has an SE2 in the works, is uncertain at this point. The phone has been long-rumored and there are believers out there who still think that we may see it this year. Even if a successor to the SE is unveiled in 2018, all previous rumors suggest that it’s not likely to adopt the iPhone X design language.

Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhone models this year – an updated version of the X with a 5.8” display, a 6.5” iPhone X Plus, and a more budget option with a 6.1” LCD panel.

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36 Comments

1. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Apple should switch to Android.

2. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Lol....Never.

12. Whitedot

Posts: 823; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Best comment ever :)

15. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

No way. An Android monopoly is not good for us consumers.

16. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Android can't be a monopoly since every manufacturer has its customized version.

36. civicsr2cool

Posts: 272; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

They dont anymore. Google killed AOSP back in Lollipo days and is forcing everyone to use their apps and "stock android" now..

17. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Then who is Android going to copy?

3. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Other copy chenese

7. Fiat_Punto

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Some Chinese knock off i doubt the credibility

11. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Fake iP SE2 with double tap to wake up? NO!!!! :D lol.

19. libra89

Posts: 2289; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Exactly. So fake.

13. fyah_king unregistered

Look at all those icons on the screen. iOS is made for little toddlers to use.lol

34. MartyvH

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

And an app drawer is like a toy box. The 2 year olds can be organised.lol

14. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Its fake, but probably no worse than a genuine one.

21. Jrod99

Posts: 756; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Too small a phone to include the notch. Don’t see this happening.

25. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

And here we go

30. gamehead unregistered

Why apple? Why?

31. Rangerboy505

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 09, 2016

Notch = no go

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