The next iPhone is going to be smaller than the iPhone 7. This is the latest news coming from unofficial sources. We have been hearing for some time now that the basic iPhone 12 might have a 5.4-inch display screen, and the latest leak just gives us a hint that how it will look like in your hands. Recently, a user of the MacRumors forum known as iZac bought a dummy phone of the iPhone. Which means it is not a real phone and more like a model representation of how it will look like. I'm sure you have seen these dummy phones in the mobile phone shops while browsing through these to feel how the real phone looks like before actually making the purchase decision.
If you compare the dummy phone of iPhone SE with iPhone 7, you will see that the latter being slightly large. That's despite the iPhone 7 has a smaller 4.-inch display, the iPhone SE is still smaller by 4.0-inches. According to his claims, the iPhone 12 dummy is 6mm wider than the iPhone SE, and 3mm narrower than the iPhone 7. It may feel more of a stretch to use than the iPhone SE but feels more manageable than the iPhone 7 due to its less rounded edges.
So, if this dummy phone is real then the basic variant of the iPhone 12 might be a great phone for people who don't like big-screen smartphones and prefer to use mobile with one hand. Especially people with smaller hands or girls, who like more compact phones that are easy to handle and keep in purse or pocket. This would be great change as phones are getting bigger and not many smartphones are sold anymore that can be held and use with a single hand, let alone high-end ones. Apple recently launched the 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2020 but that's more of a budget-category phone. It has also similar dimensions to the iPhone 7, so the iPhone 12 might be smaller than this one. Although this doesn't confirm anything, as we get closer to the launch date, we will see more leaks.