Apple is preparing to launch a trio of new iPhones in 2018, according to renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Building on a report from December, Kuo revealed that Apple has a total of three new iPhones up its sleeve for 2018: a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X, a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus and a 6.1-inch Full Active LCD iPhone that’s equipped with Animoji, Face ID and ultra-thin 0.5mm bezels.
While the 6.1-inch version certainly sounds like a high-end iPhone, Kuo claims that it is, instead, supposed to be a more affordable version of the $999 (£999) iPhone X, featuring an aluminium frame, a lack of 3D Touch, a single rather than a dual-lens camera setup and 3GB of RAM.
What’s even more interesting, however, is that Kuo has reason to believe that the refreshed iPhone X range will feature a new two-cell, L-shaped battery configuration – something that could see the total capacity increased by as much as 25 percent on the standard model.
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Kuo added that the refreshed iPhone X and iPhone X Plus will be nothing more than a tentative upgrade to the existing iPhone X, with the main exception being that the Plus variant will ship with 4GB of RAM – instead of 3GB – and either a 3,300mAh or 3,400mAh battery.
Best not get too attached to the iPhone X branding, though, as there’s a chance the next-generation model will leave the factory under a different moniker.
When Apple took the wraps off the iPhone X, it revealed that it was a commemorative smartphone that was designed to test the waters for future iPhone models, so this year’s variants could be branded the iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus – or the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus.
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