A video leak of a smaller iPhone 6s has recently been making rounds on the Internet, suggesting the upcoming release of an iPhone 5-sized version of Apple’s latest flagship.
Several leaks have been surfacing online for the past months regarding a mini version of the iPhone 6s. But recently, MICGadget released a 40-second video leak showing a 4-inch iPhone that has a similar design to that of the 6s.
Rumor has it, according to MICGadget, that the 4-inch iPhone supports LTE and Apple Pay. Just like the iPhone 6s, it sports a full metal body. It is said to run on an A8 chip processor and 1.2 GB RAM. It is powered by a 1624 mAH battery.
As for its release date, the same report speculates that it will come out this March with a price that starts at $549.
Two months ago, 9toMac reported that Apple plans to hold an event this March to launch the second-generation Apple Watch. Aside from the unveiling of the smartwatch, Apple could also reveal the new iPhone 6s with a 4-inch display.
Digitimes also reported last year that the new 4-inch iPhone, which is poised to be the next generation “budget smarpthone” from Apple, comes with a 14/16nm FinFET chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung. With the FinFET chips, specs upgrade will be enabled with lower power consumption.
When it comes to the marketability of this new 4-inch iPhone, TechCrunch reports that the release of another size variant is a logical move for Apple. Since iPhones make up 62.5 percent of Apple’s revenue, it just makes sense that they try different ways to boost their sales.
A smaller device, which works well for those who prefer a palm-sized phone, could just be the best addition to the iPhone product line.