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Stefan Miljkovic

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This model really dragged my attention, especially due to I prefer compact smartphones. Are there any rumours regarding fingerprint sensor and battery capacity? When compared to SE 2020 it will be even a bit smaller so I'm not that optimistic for battery endurance, considering I use iPhone 8 at this moment.
 

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This model really dragged my attention, especially due to I prefer compact smartphones. Are there any rumours regarding fingerprint sensor and battery capacity? When compared to SE 2020 it will be even a bit smaller so I'm not that optimistic for battery endurance, considering I use iPhone 8 at this moment.
I haven't heard any rumors of battery size for any model, and I doubt that the 5.4" model will get a fingerprint sensor under the screen. Best case for that is the large, most expensive model.
 

ericwn

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I think you are enormously mistaken. That phone came at a time when it was the only iPhone Apple offered at the time. The 'lower' iPhone model this year will cost the same starting price as the iPhone 5. There is no reason to believe we should expect anything less from the 5.4" model this year.

If anything, I suspect the 5.4" model will offer superior design in the sense that the flat edges will be more rounded a la iPad Pro and will be easier to handle versus the sharp non-ergonomic edges of the iPhone 4-5S.

Well said. There is no reason why a new iPhone cannot match the quality of the old one. The first SE even had it.
 

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Really hope these 5.4" leaks/dimensions are accurate - I'm the most excited for this iPhone than I have been for years.

As long as the size is similar to the leaks and the screen is home button-free, I couldn't care less what the spec of the rest of the phone is...even if the camera/battery etc was identical to the 11 or 11 Pro. It's all about the screen size, one handed use and it being a full screen/home-button free phone.

Almost back to the 'good old days' of hype for a new iPhone when we were waiting for the 4/4S/5/5S/6. Shame that overnight queuing won't likely be a thing with COVID.
 
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spiritbox

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I wonder if I'm going to stick with a Pro Max ? I like the idea of a bigger 6.7'' screen, but it'll be a toss up with the Pro inching closer to the current 6.5'' Pro Max at 6.1''.
 

the8thark

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Even if this dummy happens to be slightly off from what will launch, I am SO happy that we’ll once again see a modern iPhone capable of being used one handed
The tweet is actually factually incorrect. The phone will be phone sized, not tiny at all. This will be for people who like phone sized iPhones. For someone who calls themselves EverythingApplePro, the tweet is not very pro at all. Quite amateurish indeed.
 
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subjonas

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The tweet is actually factually incorrect. The phone will be phone sized, not tiny at all. This will be for people who like phone sized iPhones. For someone who calls themselves EverythingApplePro, the tweet is not very pro at all. Quite amateurish indeed.
Well, “tiny” is a very subjective word so it can’t be factually correct or incorrect. Just depends on your frame of reference and what you believe a phone size should be. Technically, “phone size“ used to be 3.5”, which would make this “tiny” iPhone 12 huge. I still consider 3.5”/4” regular phone size, so it varies from person to person.
 

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If you’re looking for journalistic excellence from EverythingApplePro and his tweets, I think you’ve lost the script.
 
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heyyitssusan

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This will be Apples #1 seller. I think a majority of us SE iPhone owners wanted a full screen in that size. Can’t wait.

This is me. I’ve been wanting to get a new SE coming from the 11 Pro, but figured I’d wait to see what the 12 has to offer before I decide.
 
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animatedude

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We need to know the EXACT dimensions of the 5.4'' to judge if it's really going to be the SE fans wanted for years or now


At this this stage it's fair to say it's going to be slightly larger, but in 2-3 years the screen will get bigger and the dimensions will get smaller

So yeah wait till 2023 or something :)
 

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We need to know the EXACT dimensions of the 5.4'' to judge if it's really going to be the SE fans wanted for years or now


At this this stage it's fair to say it's going to be slightly larger, but in 2-3 years the screen will get bigger and the dimensions will get smaller

So yeah wait till 2023 or something :)
Read early pages of this thread. We’re estimating the size is 64.5mm x 131.5mm x 8.5 mm based on dummy units. As far as your point that the screen will get bigger and dimensions get smaller with time, outside of minor bezels shrinking even more in a few years time, I’m not really sure what you mean.
 

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The tweet is actually factually incorrect. The phone will be phone sized, not tiny at all. This will be for people who like phone sized iPhones. For someone who calls themselves EverythingApplePro, the tweet is not very pro at all. Quite amateurish indeed.

Agree. Barely anybody complained about screen size in the early iPhones. Even Steve Jobs himself described the first or second generation iPhone (can't remember which) as having a large display when he launched it. Mobile phones I imagine were always intended for one handed use in every situation (apart from maybe landscape gaming on occasion). Prior to iPhone phones were always one-handed, and it's only really since the 'Plus'/Max sized iPhones that people have gone to more two-handed use.

I think the way to look at is - anything that requires an average adult to use two hands to use any of the functionality in portrait mode is a 'large' phone. Anything that can be done in portrait mode with one hand is a 'regular' phone. A small phone would be anything pre-touchscreen, the old Nokias, Blackberrys etc.
 

pcdtech

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8.5 mm?! that's thicker than anything they've done.....you mean 6.5 mm?
No, 8.5mm. Check out iZac’s post on page 7. 6.5mm likely wouldn’t be possible in this small size. That’s thinner than the iPhone 6, the thinnest iPhone ever.
 

the8thark

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I think the way to look at is - anything that requires an average adult to use two hands to use any of the functionality in portrait mode is a 'large' phone. Anything that can be done in portrait mode with one hand is a 'regular' phone. A small phone would be anything pre-touchscreen, the old Nokias, Blackberrys etc.
Well said!
 
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