Previously tipped to launch as the iPhone 9, the phone is going to follow in the footsteps of the original iPhone SE. A 4-inch phone smaller than the at-the-time flagship iPhone 6, the SE was geared towards those looking for a smaller, cheaper handset while still wanting a premium brand in Apple.
The next-generation iPhone SE is rumoured to be a 4.7" handset, which is significantly smaller than the flagship iPhone 11 handset. News outlet GSMArena found a screen protector listed on Apple's official online store as the iPhone SE 2020, with that 4.7" size.
Coincidentally, it's the same size at the iPhone 8, which suggests it'll be using the same chassis and screen as the 8 with updated innards. GSMArena also reports the iPhone SE 2020 will come with up to 256GB of storage.
Pricing is expected to start around $399, which is very, very cheap for a new Apple handset. This is where Apple could have the edge on Huawei, Samsung and its other rivals: as the big names focus on flagship handsets, Apple could reach a whole generation of phone fans looking for a brand new phone, from a recognisable brand name, at a cheaper price than its contemporaries.
This could take the wind out of Samsung, OnePlus and Huawei's sales, boosting Apple's credibility with smartphone fans looking for a cheaper way to get ahold of current-gen technology.