The analyst of Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, says that Apple’s iPhone SE will give an opportunity to the Cupertino’s giant to experiment with pricing on its older iPhone devices. Apple is expected to launch this upcoming smartphone by the end of this month, so it’s not far to see the results from it. The analysts are expecting this smartphone to be prices at $450.
As per Munster, this will allow Apple to price its iPhone 5s as its new entry level handset, which might be priced between $250 and $350. This reason is also laid by the analyst J.P Morgan from Rod Hall. The Cupertino’s has been setting the stage for its upcoming iPhone SE smartphone by pulling the previous versions iPhone 4S and iPhone 5C in the countries like India. Apple’s iPhone 4S is priced at $175 USD and has become one of the popular phones in the area.
As the iPhone 5c is already gone, so currently the lowest priced iPhone available to the customers is the iPhone 5S, which is priced at $372 USD. This price is after a 50% price cut in the price of this handset in December. We are expecting the new iPhone SE to be launched at a media event which will be held on 21st March by the tech giant.
This 4 inch device will be powered by A9 chip, which can also be found inside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus handsets. There are rumors that this upcoming smartphone will also offer Live photos even though it will not get support for the 3D Touch feature. But this handset will support Apple Pay, which confirms that it will get NFC on board. Apple’s analysts Ming Chi Kuo says that the upcoming handset will get 12MP primary camera for clicking better quality pictures even in low light conditions.
According to the Digitimes, the Cupertino’s giant is currently working on a new iPhone model, which is expected to sport a 5.8 inch OLED display. There are a plenty of guesses on when will an iPhone with OLED screen be ready to be launched for the customers in the market. Apple’s analyst Ming Chi Kuo says that this will not happen until the year 2019.
It is revealed by source that we should not expect a 5.8 inch iPhone with OLED screen from the Cupertino giant atleast this year. The source also says that we won’t see such a smartphone from Apple until early 2017. There are rumors that Samsung might supply bulk of OLED panels that are expected to be used by Apple for its next generation iPhone device. LG’s display and Japan Display are also picking up the slack these days.
As per reports, this new 5.8 inch smartphone might be named as iPhone Pro. It is believed that Apple will unveil its new 4inch iPhone 5se handset on 21st March, with name iPhone SE. This unit will be powered by A9 chip, which has got a bright score in the AnTuTu’s benchmark results recently. There will be a 12MP primary camera for clicking quality pictures and this phone is also expected to offer Live photos without using 3D Touch.
It will also get the support of NFC and Apple Pay for making payments using your iPhone device anywhere. We can also expect to see a new 9.7 inch version of the iPad Pro with an Apple A9X chip and 4GB RAM for faster processing. The newly rumored iPhone device of the Cupertino giant will get quad speakers and support for Apple’s Pencil and Smart Keyboard.
According to the reports, Samsung Pay will launch in the UK and Spain early this year. It is revealed by Nathalie Oestmann, the head of Samsung Pay Europe, that they will be launching in UK very soon but did not tell anything about the exact date for its launch. However, he does reveal that they might launch the Samsung Pay at the MWC event in Barcelona.
With Apple Pay launching in UK this July, it’s time for Samsung to whip its payment service in order to keep itself on the top of the competition. The Samsung Pay is expected to work on almost any payment card terminal. Also, it is a convenient system that can be used to make payments using your saved credit or debit cards.
Currently, the Samsung Pay feature works only on the latest devices of the company such as Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active and Note 5. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will soon be added to this list. We know that Samsung will launch its upcoming flagship phone, Galaxy S7, at the MWC event on 21st Febraury. So, we can expect the Samsung Pay to finally be launched in UK on the same date, currently the feature is available for US and Korean customers.