iPhone SE 3 teardown reveals bigger battery and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X57 modem

Apple recently launched the iPhone SE 3 with the A15 chip, 5G connectivity, and improved camera. While the external design of the updated iPhone SE is the same as its predecessor, it does feature internal upgrades. The first teardowns of the device have surfaced on YouTube, giving us a first look at its internal components.

iPhone SE 3

First iPhone SE 3 teardowns surface on YouTube – Reveal bigger battery

First, the battery. The third-generation iPhone SE features a larger 2,018 mAh battery compared to the 1,821 mAh found in the previous model. The bigger battery allows the iPhone to offer up to two extra hours of video playback and ten extra hours of audio playback on a full charge, according to Apple.

iPhone SE battery

The next-generation iPhone SE also features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X57 modem, according to Nikkei’s xTECH. Since the modem is nowhere to be found on Qualcomm’s website, it is possible it could be a custom model designed for Apple. No additional details on the matter are known as of now. The model enables 5G connectivity on the iPhone but much to the dismay of users, support is limited to sub-6GHz bands. This means 5G on the iPhone SE 3 will not be as fast as 5G on iPhone 13 models that support faster mmWave bands.

As for the RAM of the device, it was recently confirmed that it features 4GB of RAM. The 2020 iPhone SE came with 3GB of RAM. The increase in RAM will help the device perform more efficiently, resulting in faster performance for users.

Aside from the bigger battery and new modem, the internal design of the new iPhone SE looks to be the same as the 2020 model. We will likely see a comprehensive teardown of the device when iFixit completes its customary teardown of the SE in the next few days.

Check out the full teardown below:

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