New iPhone SE 2 leak reaffirms bezel-less design and Face ID

New iPhone SE 2 leak reaffirms bezel-less design and Face ID
Rumors of a new iPhone SE compact phone have been circulating around for at least a hundred years, but there's been somewhat of an increase in the rate and intensity of these rumors lately. And you know: where there's smoke, there's fire – a saying that has proven to hold true more times than not when it comes to smartphone leaks.

At this point, the rumor mill tends to agree that an iPhone SE 2, or iPhone SE (2018), is relatively likely to happen, and soon at that. Where the reports happen to be severely conflicting is exactly what this new iPhone SE will look like. The more conservative ones claim it'll just get a small specifications upgrade, along with a fully glass back panel to facilitate wireless charging. The original model had a mostly aluminum back – a design that cannot work with current wireless charging solutions. However, there have also been a few leaks depicting the new iPhone SE in a way more exciting way: with a modern, bezel-less design and Face ID module, looking very similar to the current premium model, the iPhone X.

This latest leak promises an edge-to-edge display and possibly Face ID

Of course, we want to believe in the latter theory, and while we'd still remain more on the skeptical side, today is a happy day as case maker Olixar just shared a number of images and schematics that support the rumors of a completely redesigned iPhone SE 2. The materials mainly revolve around the company's upcoming screen protector product for the smartphone, but are nonetheless generous in the information they reveal. What we have is the following:

1. A complete 3D render of the iPhone SE 2018 next to the Olixar screen protector (top image)
2. A triad of real photos of the finished screen protector product
3. Several schematics detailing the screen protector and its dimensions

You can examine the real photos and and schematics in the gallery below.

Now, if you're in the habit of following smartphone leaks, you may have noticed that there's a point at which case makers start to promote their upcoming cases and protectors even before the official announcement of the target device. This usually happens as the phone's anticipated reveal date starts to approach. Those promotional campaigns can feel a bit much at times, but the point is that they do precede actual announcements and actual smartphones. This is why these Olixar screen protector materials make us hopeful that the iPhone SE 2 is indeed coming. In terms of Olixar's track record with similar leaks, they have historically been mostly on-point, but not always. The screen protector schematics look convincing, but aren't the ultimate proof that the new iPhone SE will have the iPhone X-style design.

Aside from what the design ends up being, most sources suggest the iPhone SE 2018 will feature upgraded internals, similar to those found in the iPhone 7, like the A10 Fusion chipset, which is still a superb performer. However, the jury is still out on other features, such as dual camera with zoom, 3D Touch, or audio jack.

source: MobileFun

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1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Apple copied LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, VIVO, ASUS and Nokia.

3. fyah_king unregistered

Nah, they all copied Essential phone.

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Well, these notches are nowhere close to the one on Essential. And I hope you remember Evan Blass' tweet.

22. fyah_king unregistered

Well, all the other notches are smaller than the x. So, what's your point?

29. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Did you miss that moment when ASUS CEO proudly announced a notch smaller than X? He should have said a notch bigger than Essential's. Also, I doubt these notches have all the sensors like on the X.

54. andrewc31394

Posts: 304; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Nah, they all copied a potato

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

You are so wrong. If Apple has a phone that has a feature that looks like she’s nothing it is not because they copied. It’s just how there phone is wanted to be. This iPhone X design is somthing that Ivey wanted at the very beginning of iPhones. After the first iPhone came out samsung almost made a replica. There is stuff happening as far as design that happens well before these phones hit the market. If you think Apple did not have the design already well before the end sswntial phone came out you would be fooling your self. There was a virus on of android before iOS came out. It don’t mean there was not copping before hand but you all got your crap wrong

8. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Sarcasm ain't your strong suit, right?

51. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

nor is spelling or diction.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "We aren't sure if it's going to look rad or boring." My bet is on "Boring". What can I say? I'm a realist! G'Day!

4. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Eh, I'll have to see it to believe it.

39. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Guuuuurl, why so down on this? Don't you believe in Unicorns?

50. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I do believe in the SE2 since some things have appeared about it that make sense but this is highly unlikely. If so, it wouldn't be less than $600.

6. Sunbae-min

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Midrange iPhone = Pu**y. At least Apple has an excuse when being asked about affordable phone. It will say: "Look we have an inexpensive iPhone SE series for our beloved brainwashed fans" while its offering is low crappy outdated hardware years ago. Actually the ifanatics gonna spend the peak money for the flagship model which it seriously means to say Apple uses this SE model to cover up its rip-off intention.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Shouldn't you be out back slurping up some Samsung Exec's seed right now?

13. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Isn't he ban or something?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He was... until he created another alt.

23. Subie

Posts: 2430; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Supernova, Hallyu, So-min, and now Sunbae-min.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Bruh has more alts here than I have profiles on the entire net. I don't know whether to be impressed by the dedication, or feel sympathy for how pathetic his existence seems outside of PA.

52. southernzombie

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Probably the second one.

63. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Doesn't matter if you ban him, he is spineless. Can easily slip through filters.

53. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

cant, most of them are in prison.

70. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

I love throwing my money at Apple!

10. nerdmb

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 11, 2017

So excited


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bezel-less? It has a ugly notch!


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bezel-less? It has a ugly notch!

44. whatev

Posts: 2427; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

The Nokia X is an iPhone X android clone, ugly notch (but useless) included

15. luis.aag90

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Looks so good to be true. If Apple really makes the SE2 this way and price it the same as current SE, the iPhone 8 family will suffer sales wise. It may become a great seller but with lower profit for Apple, even if they use previous generation SoC. I see 3 possibilities if Apple sticks to this design: 1. Price the SE2 almost the same as the iPhone 8, so it doesn't hurt its sales too much. 2. Compromise a lot in terms of HW (no Face ID, no wireless charging, old SoC) to keep price down. 3. Apple will wait to announce the next generation Apple flagships, so the SE2 won't cannibalize sales from current lineup

18. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Fake :-D

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That render looks friggin sick. I wouldn’t buy it, cause I’m waiting on the 6.5, but damn that’s nice.

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