Before an iPhone arrives, a fair bit of speculation usually revolves around what exactly it will be called, and so has been the case for the much rumored 4-inch smartphone which Apple will be releasing this year. What was first being referred to as the 6c and later the 7c, has a new possible moniker in the form of 5e.
The logic behind this name is that the iPhone 5e will be an ‘enhanced’ version of the 5S model. That means you can expect it to offer a fingerprint scanner with Apple Pay support as well as a metal body.
A report published by MyDrivers (via Apple Insider) has brought forth this new speculation, and has also revealed some specifications about the iPhone 5e. It will apparently grab the Apple A8 chip which was introduced through the iPhone 6 range in 2014.
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Furthermore, it’s supposed to ship with 1GB worth of RAM which is not a surprise, as the ultra-powerful 6S models themselves feature just 2GB of memory. The last-gen 8MP camera is expected to be grabbed by the 5e device instead of the new 12MP unit.
The biggest selling point for this handset will be its old school 4-inch display which will please those who are not quite fond of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch panels on the latest iPhones. The above mentioned report also states that the 5e will cost CNY 3288 in China, which translates to around $500 or Rs 33500.
The Apple iPhone 5e is reportedly already under production, and is looking towards a March arrival in the market. Let us now wait and watch how much of what is being said about it is true.