Apple iPhone 5c
The 4.0-inch Apple iPhone 5se’s schematic diagrams have been leaked by a case maker, revealing key details about the compact device. Pictured above: Apple's iPhone 5c. REUTERS/ADREES LATIF

Apple is gearing up to release the 4.0-inch iPhone 5se, which is believed to be the successor of the well-received iPhone 5s. Apple has not confirmed the device name yet and hence, some tech portals are referring to this handset as the iPhone 6c. Meanwhile, a slew of schematic diagrams pertaining to this compact device have surfaced.

Portal 9to5Mac has unearthed “early schematic diagrams” straight from an unnamed case maker. Going by the leaked diagrams, dimensions of iPhone 5se look similar to the iPhone 5s. There is a good chance that it might fit into the old iPhone 5s cases. However, the power button has been shifted from the top edge to the side of the device, which is opposite to the volume rocker and physical notification switch.

The case maker apparently told 9to5Mac that the edges of iPhone 5se and the front panel will be marginally curved. However, it won’t be as curved as the sides of the iPhone 6 series.

Apple is expected to take the wraps off the iPhone 5se on March 15, alongside the Apple iPad Air 3. As far as the specifications go, this handset is believed to flaunt the same innards seen in the iPhone 6s. However, Apple will reportedly improve the camera setup and add live photos and NFC support.

This device will come equipped with 16 GB and 64 GB of built-in storage space. A new "rose gold" variant of the iPhone 5se has also been tipped.

Designwise, it’s going to be a replica of the iPhone 5 series with metal plates affixed on the back, along with glass caps on the top and the bottom. A FaceTime camera will apparently be located just above the front-facing speaker. A Touch ID fingerprint scanner will also be embedded on the home button.

GSM Arena says the iPhone 5se will be priced in the same ambit as the iPhone 5s.

In any case, readers are advised to take the reported iPhone 5se specifications with the proverbial pinch of salt as Apple has not confirmed any information so far.