Apple iPhone SE 2 unlikely to feature wireless charging, Face ID and bezel-less design: KGI

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE 2 has been in the new for quite some time and today we are hearing more about the phone as the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note today that casts doubt on the features of the iPhone SE 2. In the new research note, Kuo states that Apple doesn’t have enough spare development resources to focus on launching another iPhone since the company is planning for 3 iPhones this year.

If Apple indeed launches an iPhone SE 2, it is unlikely that it will have iPhone X features like wireless charging, 3D sensing features for Face ID and full-screen design. Rather it will pack same design language with faster processor, and a possible upgrade to iOS 12.

Earlier rumors suggested that the iPhone SE might see a design change following the footsteps of the iPhone 8 with a glass back and would similarly support Qi charging. Few reports earlier stated that the iPhone SE 2 would be made by Wistron in India and sold globally. While it highly said that the next-gen iPhone SE might launch in the first-half of 2018, there seem to be no signs of that happening.

The second generation iPhone SE is said to be powered by the Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset, pack 2GB RAM with 32GB and 128GB storage capacities. It is said to feature a 12MP rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a slightly larger 1,700 mAh battery. KGI further states that the iPhone SE might launch in the second half of 2018, possibly around May-June period.

In the new Research Note, KGI Analyst Kuo states:

With three new models in the pipeline for the second half of 2018, we believe Apple may have used up its development resources. Also, we think the firm will do all it can to avoid repeating the mistake of a shipment delay for the three new models. As such, we believe Apple is unlikely to have enough spare resources to develop a new iPhone model for launch in 2Q18.