Apple uses a proprietary Touch ID fingerprint reader to keep costs down
Already in October this year, the release of smartphones of the iPhone 12 line is expected, which will become the first Apple mobile phones with support for fifth-generation mobile networks.
Tianfeng Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the company plans to launch another low-cost iPhone SE model next year. According to reports, this phone may be called the iPhone SE Plus. To keep costs down, Apple uses a proprietary Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
The analyst believes that the new iPhone SE Plus smartphone will be truly accessible to a wide audience. According to him, this smartphone will be equipped with a screen diagonal of 5.5 or 6.1 inches. Apple will continue to use LCDs in this model. Earlier, Chen Jun, chief analyst at Qunzhi Consulting, said that Apple will continue to release smartphones with LCD screens in the next three to five years.
It has been speculated that the iPhone SE Plus will use the same body as the iPhone XR or iPhone 8. But as far as Touch ID is concerned, there is something in between. Or Apple will move the scanner to the sidebar. Since this smartphone will be relatively inexpensive, it is not expected to support 5G. It can be equipped with a slower version of Apple's proprietary A14 SoC, which will be called the Apple B14. The same platform is expected for the iPhone 12 mini.
Ming-Chi Kuo also added that Apple has postponed the launch of the new iPhone SE Plus until the second half of next year.