Apple iPhone SE 2 Likely to Lack Touch ID Sensor Same as the iPhone X

Apple is reportedly working on the iPhone SE successor, dubbed the iPhone SE 2. It is one of the highly anticipated phone releases as leaks and rumours continue to pour in. Though past rumours have hinted Apple will go with a glass body design for the SE 2, new 3D renders reflect a different design language. The renders come courtesy of Tigermobiles.com in collaboration with Onleaks and show the design of the iPhone SE 2. Instead of ultra slim design typical of latest iPhone series, the SE 2 shares the same old bar design as the older SE and iPhone 5 series. The device is seen sporting 4-inch form factor, however, there’s an iPhone X-like top notch on display. The device in images is seen sporting a full-screen display with ultra-thin bezels on sides.

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Interestingly, the iPhone SE 2 renders reveal there’s no typical home screen button or Touch ID sensor on the front. This means the device will be likely sporting the FaceID facial recognition technology. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had in the past also suggested the same that SE 2 will come with FaceID, instead of TouchID.

The renders also reveal a metal rear panel that opposes the previous reports suggesting iPhone SE 2 will come with a rear glass panel to support wireless charging. The rear panel also shows the device will come with a single rear camera module along with LED flash.

The bottom side of the device shows single USB charging port in the middle with speakers surrounding both sides. The absence of a headphone jack suggests Apple will be dropping 3.5mm headphone jack. To recall, the older iPhone SE did have a headphone jack.

Reportedly, iPhone SE 2 will also be made in India. The phone will be both built and assembled in India. There were reports in the past that iPhone SE 2 will be will be manufactured by Wistron in India. It is the same company that started assembling the first-gen iPhone SE in India at Apple’s Bengaluru facility in the year 2017.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone SE 2 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. If not, the smartphone will see the launch alongside Apple’s 2018 lineup of new iPhone series in September.

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