If a report is to be believed, Apple's upcoming iPhone SE successor now has a real name – and it's not something fans would've expected.

Previous reports revealed that Apple is planning on releasing a successor to the beloved iPhone SE. The new device, which will be sold as an affordable alternative to the company's more expensive and feature-packed iPhone 11 and upcoming iPhone 12 series of devices, will come with advanced specs in a familiar body.

A new report straight from Japan, however, reveals that the iPhone SE successor won't be called the iPhone SE 2, contrary to what previous reports claimed. Macotakara claims that the iPhone SE 2 will be likely called the iPhone 9, owing to the fact that it will feature the same chassis as that of the iPhone 8.

The reported name, as well as the size of the chassis, will disappoint fans who loved the iPhone SE's small size. The original handset was small enough to be used comfortably with just one hand, even if the user had small hands. It was also small enough to fit in a jeans pocket. The new device, with an iPhone 8-sized chassis, is substantially bigger.

With that said, the upcoming budget iPhone will feature a 4.7-inch display, similar to the one on the iPhone 8. An A13 Bionic chip will power the device and allow it to perform as fast as today's iPhone models, but it won't have support for 5G. It will also use Touch ID in lieu of the more advanced Face ID on today's iPhones. The device is expected to have bezels, particularly to house components for Touch ID.

Other reports reveal that the iPhone SE2 – or iPhone 9 – will feature 3GB of LPDDR4X memory that, coupled with the A13 Bionic processor, will be enough for most tasks. It will also come in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. BGR noted that, as per rumors, it will have just one advanced single-lens camera at the back, and will be offered in Space Gray, Silver and Red colors.

The iPhone 9 is expected to arrive during the first half of 2020. It is expected to fetch a very attractive $399 selling price, which is cheaper than the iPhone 8's current price tag of $449.

iPhone SE Is it time to anticipate the iPhone SE 2? Pictured: An Apple Inc. iPhone SE is displayed at the company's Omotesando store on March 31, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images