Analyst Suggests 6.1-Inch iPhone To Feature Single Rear Camera, 3GB RAM And Aluminium Frame

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Jan 23, 2018
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The iPhone X features Apple’s biggest design variation on a smartphone since the past decade, The device features numerous new additions as well as some aspects which have been made redundant like the home button, for instance. However, it’s never too early to start speculating what the next iteration of the device will have in store for users. While the price was the main concern for an average customer, the company might have new plans to keep the cost low. So let’s dive in to see what variations will Apple apply to the 2018 iteration of the iPhone.

2018 6.1-Inch iPhone Will Cost Around $700 To $800 As Per KGI Securities’ Analyst

If the rumor mill is something to be taken seriously at this stage, it would be beneficial to note that Apple will launch a 6.1-inch iPhone in 2018. While the device will look quite similar to other models, there will be some changes underneath the hood which will set it apart. For one, the device is said to feature LCD panel instead of an OLED. Now, more details have emerged on the 6.1-inch iPhone.

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The research note describes it as:

Development schedule of new 6.1″ LCD iPhone slightly behind 6.5″ and 5.8″ OLED models, but it may enjoy extended longevity into 1H19F, boosting slow season outlook: We predict the 6.1″ LCD iPhone will differ from the 6.5″ and 5.8″ OLED models in terms of certain specs, for reasons of cost/price and product segmentation. However, this shouldn’t have any effect on key user experience. We revise up our price projection for the 6.1″ model from $650-$750 to $700-$800, and remain positive on shipments momentum.

Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of JGI Securities has stated that the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature a single lens camera at the back. Moreover, the device will be equipped with 3GB of RAM necessary to carry out users’ day to day tasks. Apart from this, unlike the stainless steel frame on the latest iteration of the device, the 6.1-inch iPhone will boast an aluminum frame. It will not house 3D Touch components on board as well. If this turns out to be true, the 6.1-inch iPhone would be the first one to ditch 3D Touch functionality since its launch with the iPhone 6s.

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Kuo also stated that the upcoming 6.1-inch smartphone from Apple will not house a  stacked logic board along with L shaped battery pack. Lastly, the analyst believes that the devices will cost around $700 to $800 for customers. So that’s something to be excited about, given there are certain sacrifices that you’re making.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. As for now, share your thoughts on the 2018 6.1-inch iPhone? Do you think the company should have at least added an OLED panel as well? Share your views in the comments.

Source: MacRumors

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