Apple iPhone 5e: Specs, Release Date And More [Rumor Roundup]

By Vijaykumar

A cheaper variant of Apple's iPhone has been making round for sometime now. While a few tipsters had speculated that the cheaper and the smaller variant of the iPhone with a 'C' moniker would be launched. But it is still unclear if Apple wants to call the 4 inch iPhone, the iPhone 6C or the iPhone 7C.

Following the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, rumors of new 4 inch iPhone surfaced online, reportedly targeting the launch in the first half of 2016.

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Well, a new rumor from Chinese site MyDrivers suggests that Apple's new 4-inch handset will be dubbed as iPhone 5e. We have compiled all the rumors, new and old, and also what we expect from the Apple's upcoming 4 inch iPhone, read on to know more.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

According to the latest report by MyDrivers, the iPhone 5e will be powered by an A8 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM. This report contradicts the previous report, which hinted that the 4 inch device will be called as the iPhone 6c and come with A9 processor.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

To make affordable, Apple replaced the premium metal and glass builds with a colorful plastic shell in iPhone 5c. The built was solid, but it looks far less premium or stylish than other Apple iPhones. We would love that the rumored iPhone 5e to come with a premium design.

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Apple iPhone 5e

The iPhone 5c is 9mm thick and we expect to see the iPhone 5e to be around 6.9mm thick like the iPhone 6.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

It is expected that the iPhone 5e or the iPhone 6c will have a 4 inch display, it is not confirmed yet, but many rumors hints the same. The display will be iPhone 6s-style design and a 2D cover glass with curved edges.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

Apple launched iPhone 5s with Touch ID, but the 5c lacked it. We hope Apple will include the Touch ID in the budget version of iPhone. Thankfully, the inclusion of Touch ID has already been rumored.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

The iPhone 5c was designed to be a comparatively a budget option, but it wasn't and now the rumored iPhone 5e is expected to be truly affordable.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

The latest report states that the iPhone 5e will be available in only 16GB and 32GB options.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

Very few phones last as long as we want. The iPhone 5c had a good battery life, but still the phone need to be charged every night. So we would like to see the iPhone 5e to have a longer battery life.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

The Phone is said to have support for Apple Pay and voice over LTE for high quality phone calls.

Apple iPhone 5e Rumor

Rumors in the past, suggested that the budget version of iPhone would launch alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which didn't happened. More recently, the iPhone 6c has been tipped for a 2016 launch.

The new report states that the iPhone 5e is currently in production at Foxconn and is expected to be released in March. The device will be a mid ranger and could be targeted at emerging markets.

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