As reported by 9to5Mac Kuo says Apple is planning an iPhone 8-sized phone with similar internals to the iPhone 11 with an A13 processor and 3GB RAM, at least. The iPhone 8 has the same screen size as the 7 and the 6 at 4.7in, so this wouldn’t be as small as the 4in original iPhone SE.
But there could be demand for a cheaper iPhone than the iPhone 8, which is the cheapest model Apple sells now starting at £479/$449. The new SE 2 would therefore likely have Touch ID rather than Face ID.
iPhone SE owners are crying out for a phone that’s just as small, and the iPhone 8 is quite a lot bigger. Perhaps Apple would trim the bezels down, but that’d be tough if it were to include a Touch ID home button.
We’re still a little sceptical of this report even though Bloomberg reported the same recently. The iPhone 8 itself is still a good choice in 2019 for those that want iOS 13 at the cheapest price on a new iPhone, and putting an A13 chip in the phone with no design changes would still mean selling it at a higher price than the first iPhone SE, which debuted at £379/$399.
The iPhone 11 is now Apple's default option at £729/$699 and we aren't convinced the company will undercut its 'affordable' flagship in 2020.