Are you the type of person who enjoys regularly changing their mobile device to stay abreast with trends? Do you feel a rush when you see a new high-end device on the market? Apple has been producing smartphones for more than a decade now and the whole world has come to terms with its expensive, high-quality phones. Every year, they have released different fascinating models.
I have enjoyed using numerous iPhones over the years, constantly updating my device to keep up with the trend. With every new model came more opportunities and usability which I never wanted to miss out on.
As you can expect, technological advancements are made every day and apple would probably keep making phones for another decade. I hope to be able to try many of them out and review them. But for now, let’s take a look at their next anticipated release.
Without further ado, I present to you the next titular mid-range release in the iPhone series; iPhone SE Plus. When Apple released the iPhone SE in mid-April 2020, it won a lot of plaudits over because it answered a long-time demand for affordable iPhones. With this new brand, you didn’t have to break the bank to enjoy the quality that Apple offers on its smartphones. This year, Apple wants to continue in the same vein by releasing another affordable smartphone.
Rumours, release date, specs, price and leaks on the iPhone SE Plus
iPhone SE Plus Rumours
Many tech experts and enthusiasts had hoped for the iPhone SE Plus 2021 along with the launch of iPhone 12 but instead had to settle for iPhone 12 mini. The SE Plus 2021 is expected to have similar dimensions to the iPhone 12 mini. However, you can expect some better specs.
The small size of the iPhone SE Plus is not a problem but it would be an obvious difference from the “bigger” iPhones, we are now used to. This updated version is expected to have a display of around 5.5″.
Here’s a clue to what the iPhone SE Plus may look like. The iPhone SE 2020 can simply be described as an iPhone 8 with new hardware, specs and features. Therefore, it’s expected that the iPhone SE Plus may take after the iPhone 8 Plus but with some quality additions.
A lot is still unclear about this device and why it’s being released later than its close low-end relative. Since it wasn’t released in 2020, perhaps 2021 is its year.
iPhone SE Plus Release Date
No one knows the exact time the iPhone SE Plus will be released but has suggested that this new model is at least in production already. However, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone SE Plus may not be released until the second half of 2021.
Also, popular Apple Leaker Jon Prosser suggests the phone will be released in 2021 since it was mentioned alongside the iPhone 13 mini but wasn’t sure if any other details about the smartphone.
iPhone SE Plus Specs and Leaks
There aren’t many details to go on for the iPhone SE Plus 2021. However, some details can be inferred from taking a look at its smaller sibling. The iPhone SE 2020 has the same hardware (without including chipset and RAM) as the iPhone 8 such as its 4.7-inch LCD at SD (1334×750) resolution. Due to this, many experts have been able to make clear predictions for the specs of the iPhone SE Plus 2021.
Going by the notion mentioned above, the iPhone SE Plus will have similar specs to the iPhone 8 Plus. We may see some interesting specs such as a 5.5-inch FHD (1920x1080p) display which is LCD but sharper than its smaller sibling. We may also see iPhone 8’s dual cameras which feature a 12MP wide and 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom. The 7MP front camera can manage to shoot at 1080pHD at 30fps 4k video at 60fps.
There are expectations that the iPhone SE Plus will have clear distinguishing specs from the iPhone SE. One of these specs is an extra rear camera. The big difference between iPhone 8 and 8 Plus the extra rear camera added to the latter. This camera can be used to create Portrait Mode Photos by creating a depth effect combined with stereoscopic images. The iPhone SE 2020 fails to produce a clear enough portrait mode despite its advanced software.
Since Apple has a wider range of phones to explore, why don’t they use it to maximum capacity on the iPhone SE Plus by including iPhone 11’s sharper lenses and sensors? This will allow users to shoot better night-time photos. That’s going to be a case of more functionality in a low-end phone and everyone would appreciate the use of high-quality parts at affordable pricing.
iPhone SE Plus price
Apple products are known for their hefty price tags. This particular model is designed to be an affordable high-quality smartphone, so we can breathe a sigh of relief.
There has been no official word on the price of the iPhone SE Plus. However, it is expected to have a starting price tag of at least $399. It wouldn’t be too out of line to imagine that the price of the iPhone SE Plus would be lesser than the $549 tag of the iPhone 8 Plus.
When you take a look at all the news about the iPhone SE Plus, it’s obvious that apple has another high-end smartphone in the works. These anticipated features put together make me want to get my hands on the SE Plus already. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed and watch everything unfold.