A recent leak suggested that the iPhone 12 would cost only $649, and it initially sounded crazy. The report implied that the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 is starting at that price, and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max would be $699.
This means that the iPhone 12 Max would have the same price as the 6.1-inch iPhone 11 of last year, which would make sense but in a very aggressive move, as Apple is said to add 5G to the mix. In comparison, Samsung Galaxy S20 with 5G starts at $999.
Then, this week, a report surfaced claiming that the tech giant may be launching an even cheaper variant of the iPhone 12 with 4G connectivity that would cost only $549. That would be an incredibly affordable price for a new Apple flagship, with $150 less than last year’s iPhone 11.
If you were considering buying the $399 iPhone SE, a $549 iPhone 12 suddenly makes Apple’s mediocre device look way less appealing. The iPhone 12 is said to come with a larger display than the iPhone SE – 5.4 inches versus 4.7 inches – a more performant A14 Bionic chip and dual rear cameras rather than just one for the iPhone SE.
iPhone 12 vs. iPhone SE – Where Are They Standing?
The iPhone 12 should also feature Face ID, which some prefer to Touch ID, and slimmer bezels. Moreover, leaks suggest that the iPhone 12 is even smaller than the iPhone SE in spite of having a larger screen.
In terms of battery life, the iPhone SE lasts about nine hours and 18 minutes on most surfing battery tests, but most phones on the best battery life list last more than 11 hours on a charge. There were no speculations regarding iPhone 12’s battery capacity, but it will probably be higher than iPhone SE’s.
In addition, due to the fact that the iPhone 12 will be powered by a 5-nanometer A14 Bionic chip, it should be more effective overall than the 7nm A13 Bionic SoC on the iPhone SE.
This leaves the iPhone SE as a solid entry-level phone for now, but when Apple will hold the launch event – probably in September – a smoother, faster, longer-lasting, and enhanced iPhone 12 should be able to explain its premium if the speculations end up being correct.
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