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Horrible news for Apple as new iPhone design leaks

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 16, 2020, 9:55 am IST
Updated : Jan 16, 2020, 9:55 am IST

Apple is having a tough time keeping its handsets under wraps.

The iPhone 9 aka iPhone SE2 has just leaked.
 The iPhone 9 aka iPhone SE2 has just leaked.

Apple is expected to launch up to seven new iPhones this year and 2020 is expected to be one of the company’s stand-out years. The iPhone 12 will undoubtedly steal the show and Apple may introduce the handset with a range of sizes just like they did in the last few years. However, Apple plans to start the party a whole lot sooner this year and announce the spiritual successor to the iPhone SE in the form of the iPhone SE2 aka the iPhone 9. And now, we get a first look at this new handset which will go a long way in boosting iPhone sales.

After leaking the iPhone 12, reputed tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer aka @OnLeaks has partnered with iGeeksBlog to spill what in all probability be Apple’s highest-selling iPhone of the year — the much anticipated iPhone SE2 which is also being dubbed as the iPhone 9. And the design for its part looks quite underwhelming.

What @OnLeaks has put together is a handset that looks completely identical to the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and 8. This indicates that the same 4.7-inch display that features a thick top and bottom bezel with a physical Touch ID sensor will be back once more. While most of the external elements of the handset remain the same, the only difference will be in the size with the iPhone SE2 being slightly bigger and thicker.

There’s not all bad news though as Hemmerstoffer states that the thicker chassis will house a much larger battery to be on par with the recently launched iPhone 11 line-up. Interestingly, the handset will also come with a frosted glass back that’s similar to what’s seen on the iPhone 11 Pro which means that even though it has a dated design, it will still feature some modern elements. The iPhone SE2 will also be capable of wireless charging and the primary camera on the rear is expected to feature the same specs as the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Also, the handset will come with Apple’s A13 chipset which when paired with a smaller, lower-resolution display will make it a speedy customer.

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