The 4-inch iPhone 5se will come in hot pink, unlike the rose gold version from the iPhone 6s line.

Apple reportedly opted for a brighter shade of pink this time. The small-screened smartphone is expected to roll out in silver and space gray too.

Japanese website Mac Otakara (translated) got ahold of the news, saying that the information comes from third-party accessory vendors that showcased some products at the Tokyo International Gift Show.

Now, the site didn't exactly get its hands on the device to get a close look at the color, but it did say that it's similar to the bright pink hue from the seventh-generation iPod nano and the sixth-generation iPod touch.

As usual, take this with a grain of salt, as it is just a rumor after all.

Meanwhile, reports say that the upcoming Apple smartphone will have hardware specifications comparable to the iPhone 6s. It could house either an A8 or A9 processor, an 8 MP camera that supports Live Photos and a version of Siri that's always active, to name a few.

Interestingly, there's a pretty good chance that it'll be powered by an A9 processor instead of an A8. Some speculations say that Apple will opt for the later version so that the iPhone 5se won't be two generations behind the purported A10 that'll be under the hood of the highly anticipated iPhone 7.

It's also worth mentioning that the Cupertino brand could be going for a 4-inch iPhone this time around because some users prefer having a smaller screen.

According to Mixpanel, a website that yields mobile and web analytics, 32.23 percent of iPhone users own an iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or iPhone 5s, which all sport 4-inch displays. Since older iPhone models are falling behind in terms of features and specs and gradually going out of date, it could be argued that the iPhone 5se could be the smartphone maker's answer to give this demographic an option to upgrade.

Apple is believed to unveil the iPhone 5se at a special event on March 15 and officially launch the handset sometime in early April 2016.

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