I bet they started developing this as soon as the Ledger recovery issue started.
They prob had something in the works, but rushed this through, that's why https://youtu.be/w7TMhzXUpg4?si=0dIXSoyqkyLauGS8
At 9:28 he says this product is not the SE they have been developing with their partner company. That new SE will be in ALL their future models. This specific SE is a 1 and done.