Apple is reportedly working on three new iPhone models in 2018 that will feature iPhone X-like design. The Cupertino-based giant is gearing up to launch a new 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus along with a standard 5.8-inch iPhone X and a lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display, according to a renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to a report by MacRumors, Kuo believes that all the iPhone 2018 models will feature a full-screen display with a top notch and all of them will bear TrueDepth camera system just like the iPhone X. “Two new OLED models target high-end market; new TFT-LCD model aims at low-end & midrange markets: We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market.
“The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be US$649-749),” he said in a statement.
Kuo further added that the 5.8-inch model will feature a pixel density of 458 pixels per inch, suggesting that the second-generation of iPhone X will continue to feature a similar resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. He says the 6.5-inch model will roughly feature 480 to 550 PPI, while the 6.1-inch iPhone will have a pixel density between 320 and 330 PPI.
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Kuo says that lower-priced 6.1-inch model will feature a lower-resolution LCD display and it will be targeted at the low-end and mid-range markets. The iPhone model is estimated to fall under a price tag of $649 to $749 in the United States. He further says that he is expecting the 2018 iPhone models to launch without any delays in 2018 as Apple’s supply chain will be experienced with iPhone X production by next year.