Apple is reportedly planning to launch a 4-inch iPhone with glass back and improved internal in second quarter

Apple launched iPhone SE, the 4-inch iPhone in 2016, as an attempt to appease those holding onto their iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s models.

The smartphone has turned out to be a runaway hit in an unexpected market in India.

In 2016, Apple called iPhone SE as a Special Edition smartphone and its executives indicated there might not be a successor.

However, its success in India has probably forced the company to rethink and there are reports claiming that there will be an ‘iPhone SE2’ after all.

Digitimes claims that the iPhone SE successor will arrive in the second quarter of 2018 and will sport a glass back similar to that of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

The prediction comes from Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin, who cites upstream supply chain as the source for this information.

Lin says the iPhone SE2 will have a glass back but will miss out on the new 3D depth sensing Face ID feature introduced with iPhone X last year.

The smartphone is said to enter mass production in the second quarter and official launch is slated for May or June.