LG is said to be in talks with Apple to supply the LCD displays for the iPhone SE successor (okay, the “iPhone SE 2”).
Korean website The Elec reports their sources says the panels are currently undergoing last-minute quality checks. The report backs up previous reports that the low-cost iPhone will be released in early 2020.
It makes sense for Apple to be sticking with an LCD display for the much-rumored device, considering the low price expected for the handset. Previous reports have indicated that the iPhone SE replacement will boast a 4.7-inch display, like the iPhone 8. The original iPhone SE has a 4-inch display.
Today’s LG-related report is just the latest in a series of reports about the iPhone SE 2 in recent weeks. Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says he expects the new budget handset to resemble the iPhone 8, including a Touch ID Home button, but equipped with a faster A13 Bionic chip and 3GB of RAM.
Kuo sees the new device being available in Space Gray, Silver, and Red, with 64GB and 128GB storage options. It is expected to ship without 3D Touch, using a software-based Haptic Touch system instead. Kuo expects pricing to begin at $399 in the U.S.