In an effort to target the mid-range smartphone market, Apple is planning to debut a second-generation iPhone SE this year, as noted by market research firm TrendForce in its latest report on predicted global smartphone production growth in 2018 (via MacRumors).
The second generation iPhone SE, which is reportedly being assembled by Taiwanese Apple supplier Wistron at its factory in Bangalore, India, is expected to release during the first half of 2018. While there is no info yet regarding the specs of the rumoured device, the current model packs an A9 chip, 2GB RAM, and a 12-megapixel rear camera, similar to that of the iPhone 6s.
“In order to meet the demand in different ranges of market, Apple will launch the second generation of iPhone SE which targets at the mid-range segment. With regard to the supply chain, new iPhones in 2018 will continue to improve Face ID technology, screen to body ratio, etc., moreover, the company plans to increase the memory content and embed AMOLED display in two of its models.”
In addition to a new version of the iPhone SE, TrendForce says new flagship iPhones in 2018 will include improved Face ID, more memory, and AMOLED displays for two models.