Third-Generation iPhone SE Teardown Reveals Larger Battery Capacity and Snapdragon X57 Modem
The first teardowns of the third-generation iPhone SE have surfaced on YouTube, providing a look at components inside the device.
The teardowns reveal the new iPhone SE has a larger 2,018 mAh battery compared to 1,821 mAh for the previous-generation model. The new iPhone SE offers up to an extra two hours of video playback and up to an extra 10 hours of audio playback on a full charge versus the previous model, according to Apple’s tech specs.
The new iPhone SE is also equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X57 modem, according to Nikkei‘s xTECH. This modem does not appear to be listed on Qualcomm’s website, so it may be a custom model designed for Apple, but no further details are known. The modem enables 5G on the iPhone SE, but support is limited to sub-6GHz bands, whereas iPhone 13 models also support faster mmWave bands in the United States.
Overall, the third-generation iPhone SE appears to have a very similar internal design as the second-generation model. Repair website iFixit will likely share a comprehensive teardown of the device in the coming days for a closer look.