Apple is expected to launch as many as four new iPhones in either September or October this year with one of them being a 5.4-inch model. That’s the one that interests a ton of people and it might be the spiritual successor to the original iPhone SE. At least in terms of size.

To show that, MacRumors forum member iZac got hold of a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 dummy model and then shared some images of it beside the original iPhone SE and an iPhone 7. It turns out that the unannounced model is very much in the middle of the two sizes, and it could be the big hit this year because of that.

Interestingly, iZac notes that the size is easier to manage because of the squared-off edges, a return to the iPhone 4 design language.

From handling it I can say it does feel like a bit more of a stretch than the SE, which just nestles very comfortably in my hand. BUT, although it’s nearer to the 7, I will note that it feels a lot more manageable because the square profile and flat side lets you actually grip the device.

So how do things really compare in terms of numbers? Again, it sits between the two older iPhones which – importantly – have a Home button. The iPhone 12 doesn’t, allowing for more screen space.

Quick takeaway is it’s ~6mm wider than the iPhone SE and ~3mm thinner than the iPhone 7 that I’ve scaled it against. This lines up with the CAD drawings I previously drew based on the leaked resolution, which I calculated as 2.8mm thinner than the iPhone 7. The round profile on the 7 makes it appear thinner in images. it‘s also stacked on the bottom so doesn’t help with perspective. I used the portrait camera to try to reduce that factor.

From checking out these images we’re really keen to see the 5.4-inch iPhone in person. It’s smaller than the iPhone 11’s 5.8-inch screen size, so could be a good option if you found that model to be too large for your hands or pockets.

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