Apple’s second-generation iPhone SE is reportedly rumored to feature an all-glass back, indicating for the first time that this affordable Apple handset might potentially support wireless charging features compatible with the Qi standard.

According to a sketchy rumor published Monday on tekz24.com, “a very reliable source” told author Sachin Bhatt that the new iPhone SE—let’s call it iPhone SE 2—will feature a glass back panel just like the iPhone 8 series and iPhone X.

“The source also told us that the upgraded iPhone SE might support wireless charging and hence the implementation of glass back makes a lot of sense,” reads the article.

iPhone SE is Apple’s most affordable handset.

Featuring Apple’s A9 chip and the 12-megapixel camera with 4K video capture, iPhone SE basically offers iPhone 6s-class hardware in a more compact package, sans 3D Touch.

iPhone SE 2, according to a recent report from Chinese-language Economic Daily News, may arrive in the first quarter of 2018.

The upgraded handset should sport Apple’s A10 Fusion chip with 2GB RAM, a display size between four and 4.2 inches, a 1,700mAh battery, a twelve-megapixel rear shooter and a five-megapixel front camera. It’s believed to come in 32GB and 128GB capacities and retail for around 25,000 rupees in India, which works out to about $400 in the US.

  • David Pomerleau

    Edge to edge display and 3D touch in the same sized –5/5s,SE– phone and I’m SOLD. (One can dream!)

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    Nobody cares about small form factor devices

    • TechnoBuff

      Exactly!!

    • AMB_07

      Yeah exactly! Apple sold 0 iPhone SE’s, LMAO what a bunch of losers!!

    • Mario Mendez

      A lot of people actually do care.

    • Josiah

      I’ve got one, I’d much rather have the smaller screen

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Ur in the minority. 4 inch is too small in 2018 and everything is so cramped on such a small phone it’s like a toy

      • Josiah

        I’m ok with being the minority. I like to be able to use the phone with one hand. Call me crazy, but I don’t need a gigantic screen with HDR and AMOLED and all that frilly stuff. I like to be outside my phone. I have a laptop and a tablet for media consumption, and a desktop for games. My phone is just a phone with an internet connection. Nothing more.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Well some people like me like to have 1 device for everything bc Frankly it’s more convenient so bigger iPhones are better for an only device

      • Josiah

        And to each his own. I can argue why I don’t think iPhone is best for everything, but it’s my perception, not yours. But there are plenty of people who like the SE, they like the form factor, and I know a few people who just don’t want to deal with the changes in the bigger iPhones. That’s all I’m saying, iPhone SE still has a bit of a place. And Apple is using it to do what they should have been doing for a long time…pushing into the midrange smartphone market that’s becoming much more popular. Flagship worthy devices that are sub $400? Heck yea, I’m not spending $1200 for a phone that will never do as much as my $1400 2015 MacBook Pro.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        It’s not flagship worthy lmao it was in 2015 but not anymore

      • Josiah

        And that’s totally your opinion. Show me that Dirt 4 will run on the iPhone X. Show me it can edit word documents faster. Show me it can run Final Cut Pro. It can’t because it’s not that powerful. Yea it’s pretty awesome, I’m not saying it sucks. But that fancy A11 Bionic can’t do as much as the intel core i5 with 8gb of RAM backing it up. It’s an awesome phone, but it’s not a $1200 phone. It’s great, but not that great. But Apple can slam a $1200 price tag on it, say it’s the “value price” and people will buy it. I wouldn’t till it drops down to $500 or so, then it’s work buying. And the new processors are just so fast you can hardly tell the differences. And it’s gonna become very hard for Apple to justify leaving phones out of update cycles.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Don’t bring gaming up when comparing ANYTHING apple if u wanna game BUY WINDOWS

      • Josiah

        I do have a windows tower that is for gaming. I’ve got dirt 4, the COD games that are crap, Batman, and others. And it costed me a mere $800 for a tower that can run BO3 at full graphics capacity, even though its a crappy game.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Then y bring gaming up when I never mentioned a device that’s intended for gaming lmao

      • Josiah

        It’s still cheaper than the phone and it can do more. All I’m saying is that it’s not a $1200 device. That price is utterly rediculous.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I’m not talking about the PC I’m talking about the mac I said it beat the 13″ MBP in benchmarks and u bring up gaming when u can’t game on a Mac

      • Josiah

        Can too. My MBP runs Dirt Rally full graphics.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Not as good as a PC can for much less money tho + dirt isn’t exactly a hardcore game all u can run on a Mac is casual games

      • Josiah

        Like Batman Arkham City? I’d say that can be graphics intensive. Believe it or not LEGO Star Wars The force awakens is graphics intensive when up all the way. She handles stuff like that like a champ. iPhone X is not that great. That’s all I’ve got to say about it. It’s just not that great.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Mac sucks in general as do ALL prebuilt PCs

      • Josiah

        *snort* alright, whatever you say

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        iPhone X actually beats the 13″ MBP in benchmarks obvs real world may be a different story but

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Whereas iPhone X kills all flagships and even beats the latest 13″ MBP

      • innn

        Wrong the bigger phones are the toys. As evidenced by my experiences you spend lot more time on a bigger screen. We smaller phone lovers have larger screens on our desks