Reports of Apple's new 4-inch iPhone 5se continue to make headlines. The latest is a leaked image of the smartphone next to an iPhone 5 and shows a design very similar to that of the iPhone 6s.

February and March appear to be busy months for some of the biggest smartphone makers. LG and Samsung have both scheduled press events on Feb. 21 in order to launch their 2016 flagship smartphones, while Apple and HTC are expected to unveil new handsets in March.

Samsung is expected to take the wraps off of the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge, which will replace the current Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as the company's top of the line smartphones.

LG will reportedly unveil its Galaxy S7 rival in the form of the LG G5. The upcoming LG phone is rumored to have familiar specs, but will have a removable battery, which was a feature Samsung abandoned when it launched the S6 last year, reportedly due to its metal and glass design.

HTC will hold a press event in March to launch the HTC One M10, which is expected to use either Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 820 processor or a MediaTek chip, depending on region. Apple is also supposedly planning a media event in late March, where it will launch again a new 4-inch iPhone, since the iPhone 5s went on sale in 2013.

While some reports have referred to the new 4-inch iPhone as iPhone 6c, others claim it will actually be called iPhone 5se. It will also feature specs that are at par with previous generation iPhone 6 in order to maintain the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus' flagship status.

An image of what is rumored to be the new iPhone shows the 4-inch smartphone with a nearly identical design to that of the iPhone 6/6s, complete with curved glass edges, a power button on the right side, and Touch ID home button. The handset was photographed beside an iPhone 5 to show how its design compares with a previous 4-inch iPhone.

The jury is still out on what the official name of the new 4-inch iPhone will ultimately be, but you can bet this won't be the last time you're hearing about the device leading up to its March launch. We'll keep you posted on any new details, as they become available.

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