Previous within the month we heard a hearsay that Apple's 2018 plans would prolong to 2 smartphones with OLED shows within the genre of the iPhone X. The idea went that the company would go back to its two-handset-per-launch coverage, with this yr's triple being an exception, and it was once concept we might principally see an iPhone XI and an iPhone XI Plus each with OLED displays.
Now even though, consistent with a brand new hearsay, Apple has plans for THREE iPhone X-style units for release inside of 2018. Humorous factor is, each the previous tale and this new one come from the similar man, distinguished KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo; a person with a observe report you do not want to wager in opposition to. Obviously he is exposed some new main points on best of the former revelation that now point out a 3rd iPhone X-style phone within the works at Apple's R&D.
However this is the kicker, the 3rd tool, even though in a similar way styled, will use a TFT LCD panel, NOT OLED like the opposite two.
Kuo's document, picked up by way of Macrumors, in reality illustrates the 3 handsets anticipated from his findings and displays that every comprises more-or-less the similar design because the iPhone X, together with the massive, close to bezel-free show implementation, and the arguable "notch" on the best.
That implies all 3 may even lack a fingerprint scanner, that means logically all 3 will use the front-facing TrueDepth digicam and Face ID biometric safety rather than Contact ID.
The primary handset, which we're going to name the iPhone XI, has a 5.8in OLED show at 458ppi. Then there is the 6.5in iPhone XI Plus, additionally with OLED and at 480-500ppi. After all, the 3rd tool is a 6.1in TFT LCD at 320-330ppi. May this be a brand new iPhone SE?
Kuo asserts that the 2 OLED telephones will certainly have the similar inner specifications and those might be premium-grade - necessarily those are the flagship fashions. The 3rd type might be decrease specced and pegged as an "access stage" iPhone, with an anticipated RRP within the area of $649-$749. Yeah...access stage.
None of that is offical but, in fact, however once more, Kuo has an impeccable observe report so it is slightly most probably he's onto one thing right here. In fact, it's most likely early sufficient within the construction cycle that Apple may exchange its plans, but when this does occur we might be expecting Kuo to put up a apply up document announcing as a lot.