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Apple’s Specs For Rumored Budget iPhone In 2018 Have Been Unveiled

By Mikelle Leow, 24 Jan 2018


Composite image by DesignTAXI. Design resources via Facebook Design

This week, you might have learned that Apple is reportedly releasing three iPhone X-like phones in the fall of 2018, one of which is a cheaper 6.1-inch version.

A new investor note by acclaimed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has described the phone’s alleged design in greater detail.

On Tuesday, Kuo predicted that the model, which will likely sport an LCD screen as opposed to the OLED displays in pricier offerings, is going to have a single rear camera. It will also not be enabled with 3D Touch capabilities.

A report by China News supports the description, though it has gone further to claim that while the iPhone X’s display is manufactured by Samsung, the 6.1-inch display will be produced by JDI.

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Furthermore, it will feature an 18:9 aspect ratio, whereas iPhone X has a 19:5:9 aspect ratio.

While the other two speculated OLED devices are expected to hold 4GB of RAM, Kuo believes the budget phone will only contain 3GB of RAM.

Appearance-wise, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is speculated to feature an aluminum frame instead of a stainless steel.

It’s also likely going to be a little more expensive than what was previously predicted. In the past, Kuo believed that it would cost between US$650 and US$700, but he has raised its price point to range between US$700 and US$800 in the latest memo.

Kuo also estimated that Apple will ship 80 million to 90 million new iPhones in the second half of 2018 and the 6.1-inch model might account for “around 50 percent” of the shipments due to its lower price.


[via 9to5Mac, cover image via Facebook Design]
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