Apple lovers are in for a treat this year. According to several rumours, the Cupertino-based company may be launching the much-awaited iPhone SE successor, which may either be known as the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9, or something absolutely different. This handset will be unlike other iPhone models that Apple will announce in their 2020 event later this year as it will retain the palm-friendly size and also bring back the Touch ID that went missing since the launch of iPhone X and higher models.

According to the latest leaks and 360-degree videos available online, the iPhone SE 2 may take Apple users back to the nostalgia of earlier iPhone design and a 4.7-inch size.

There are several leaks online but the one more prominent one comes from the Apple tipster @OnLeaks in collaboration with iGeeksBlog shows renders and 360-degree videos as well. As per the photos and videos leaked, the iPhone SE 2 seems to return with iPhone 8-like design with a single rear camera, thick bezels, and the Touch ID button. However, the blog also noticed that the 2020 model is slightly thicker than 2017 iPhone 8 model, as it boasts 7.8mm width instead of the 7.3mm. But the size of the new handset will remain the same - 4.7-inch with IPS LCD Retina display.

The iPhone SE2 or iPhone 9 is rumoured to come with advanced single-lens camera
The iPhone SE2 or iPhone 9 is rumoured to come with advanced single-lens camera (OnLeaks)

Apart from this, looking at the other renders, OnLeaks also noticed that iPhone SE 2 would get a frosted glass finish similar to the iPhone 11 Pro instead of iPhone 8's glossy finish. Moreover, the new model may support wireless charging as well.

Coming to the camera, which has always been Apple's focus, the iPhone SE2 or iPhone 9 is purported to come with advanced single-lens camera and a next-gen A13 Bionic processor. If this is true, the quality if the images will be much better than its look-alike and older version, iPhone 8.

However, keeping with the powerful processor and Apple's advanced machine learning, the iPhone maker has been working rigorously to make the phone's battery more powerful with every new release and that is expected from iPhone SE 2's battery capacity as well, reported OnLeaks.

iPhone 9 vs. iPhone SE 2: The name game

It is still not officially announced as to what this model will be called. It can either be called iPhone SE 2 or iPhone and both these names fit well with the model's specifications. However, the iPhone SE 2 looks more like an iPhone 8 successor than an upgrade to iPhone SE and therefore, the iPhone 9 name seems more justifiable. It can surely can’t be named iPhone 12, as this is a budgeted device and may have lesser features than iPhone 11 or iPhone X.

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