Apple’s much-rumored lower-cost “iPhone SE 2” is expected to be released in 2020. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some sales predictions for Apple’s new handset.
In a new research note to investors, (via MacRumors) Kuo predicts Apple will ship at least 20 million units of the iPhone SE 2 in 2020. Kuo says if everything goes right, the company could sell 30 million units of the handset.
Kuo says the iPhone SE 2 will use a 10-layer Substrate-like PCB (SLP) for its motherboard. That will benefit multiple iPhone suppliers, including Pending Holdings, Xinxing, and AT&S, even though the SLP will be a less expensive component that the one used in the iPhone 11 series of devices.
Kuo has previously shared details of the specs he expects to see from the new device. He says he expects it to resemble the iPhone 8, and sees it as a “key growth driver” for Apple in 2020, especially among iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s owners. He believes owners of those devices have little desire for such features as Face ID, and double and triple-lens cameras like those found on Apple’s more expensive handsets.
Kuo says the new low-priced iPhone will offer the following:
- A13 CPU
- 3GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 4.7-inch display
- No 3D Touch
- 64GB and 128GB options
- Color options in: Space Gray, Silver and Red
- Home button
- LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) antenna design
The new iPhone is expected to be priced at $399, coming in just below the iPhone 8 model it is expected to replace, which sells for $449.
Of course, all of this should be considered rumors until the official announcement, even when Kuo is the one making the claims.