Alleged iPhone SE 2 screen smiles for the camera

Alleged iPhone SE 2 screen smiles for the camera
For some months now, fans of Apple's tiniest smartphone — the iPhone SE — have been wondering if there will be an upgrade available for them. An alleged iPhone SE 2 has popped up in various rumors now and again, but Apple has shown no intention of launching such a device, at least not for now.

The latest from the rumor mill suggests that there will be an SE 2 with an all-screen front and a notch with Face ID — much like the iPhone X, but in a smaller form.

Yesterday, case maker Olixar shared some images with schematics showing the iPhone SE 2's shapes. Today, we get to see an actual photo of what looks like an iPhone's display part... and the leakster suggests it's of the iPhone SE 2.

Found on Chinese social media website Weibo, the two photos show a shiny part with the signature shape of the iPhone X's screen. The caption, with which the photos are shared, reads "I will not tell you this is the screen of the iPhone SE 2", which... you know, kind of suggests that it is.

Either that, or it's a part from a clone-maker's factory or even a part of one of the bigger iPhones. It's pretty much impossible to tell what the exact size of the piece is from these photos. What we are saying is — take this with a humongous boulder of salt. But, for those of you that hope the iPhone SE 2 to really exist — there's still hope!

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1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's too big for SE, it looks like the same size with iPhoneks

2. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

looks great but don't expect this to be the "cheap iPhone" anymore... I'm getting iPhone 5c vibes, something in the 600 euros category

15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

There is no way that a bezeless iPhone is going to be so cheap. Thats a 800eur+ phone in Europe.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If it's an all-screen like this, even if slightly more expensive than the SE, I will switch from Android to iOS. And if it also has a perfectly flat screen, so I can use an edge-to-edge tempered glass protector, even better ! Really, I'm tired of the humongous phablets with small batteries and 2.5D screens ruining any chance of invisible screen protectors, released by the lazy Android manufacturers.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Dude, iOS sucks compared to Android. I got my iphone 8+ for 5 months and then sold it. The OS is so limiting, their updates is a joke compared to Android. None of their so called frequent updates is a meaningful update compared to Android. Yes the hardware part is great but the OS sucks big time. So if i were you i will stick with Android. By the way i am no fanboy of any of the platforms just my 2 cents.

10. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I must agree with you, updates that fix bugs are not meaningful at all.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

what's funny Apple creates bugs to justify frequent updates, i mean in one month you get maybe 1 or 2 updates to fix bugs that shouldn't have been there all because they rushed it. Having said that whatever iOS is going to bring in their OS within this year or the next is already available and enjoyed with Android that's why i have no reason to buy any of their devices anymore. And lets not talk about the pricing which is another topic by it self. I see the dominance of Apple going down moving forward.

13. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

if iOS updates are not meaningful then I don't know what should we call Android's... even Android P is lame... all they did is change the multi tasking and nav bar, so it looks like iOS and move the volume controls to the side, oh wow, how exciting.... NOT!


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Lol, may i ask what features you expect from Android that are not already out there either by Google or from the developer community. Android lacks few cosmetic refinements that you see coming with the latest Android P developer preview by the way it's not final yet so i am sure there are plenty to come. The same thing can't be said about iOS, just look at the app notification mess, they can't group one app notifications in a single notification bubble and you have to clear them one by one that's one core basic feature they can't get right and urgently needed. Basically Android is Microsoft Windows or Linux in terms of features and capabilities for mobile when iOS isn't MacOS for mobile yet. In summary iOS needs years to reach Android capabilities. I am not hating i am simply stating facts, i love for iOS to overcome Android but i don't see that happening in the near future.

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

They could have just reuse a iphone 4,4s body in 4 inch screen or 7,8 body in 4inch.The notch is not good on this device look like they will omit the fingerprint scanner too and replace it with Face iD and even 3.5 jack,3D touch,dual sim also won't be there.Look like SE 3 will be the worth upgrade in 2020 after notch removal.

5. EmilyBaker

Posts: 30; Member since: May 08, 2018

I'm care the price,haha.

9. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Keep dreaming. A nice compact all screen phone like this is not coming from Apple. It would dig in too much to their more expensive models. This will be just another cheap refresh aimed more at India.

12. gamehead unregistered

I just want to see the phone

16. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

They probably use the SE to attract buyers who can't afford the X which is logical 3D touch isn't a big deal if you care only is the iMessage and doesn't carw about the notch there. This will indeed logical and a good help for apple to force their customers to use face ID.

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