iPhone X Could Have Cheaper Models in Future – Codenames Lisbon and Hangzhou Leaked
The iPhone X is reported to be a game-changer in the smartphone industry, with shipments between 35-40 million expected till the end of 2017 and a 6 percent increase in overall shipments to be observed in 2018. However, that $999 price tag might not bode well for millions of customers, with most analysts claiming that Samsung’s sole dependency on OLED screens might be one of the reasons for this price increase.
If you’re going to be waiting to get a new iPhone in 2018, then there is positive news for you because Apple has been rumored to release two models that will feature a smaller price than the edge-to-edge glass-touting iPhone X.
Apple Could Be Preparing Two Cheaper and Improved Variants of iPhone X - $99 Cheaper the Rumor Claims
Japanese blog Macotakara states that in 2018, Apple will be introducing two new models codenamed Lisbon and Hangzhou and these are said to be $99 cheaper than the iPhone X. However, these codenames are quite different to what the tech company used for its previous-gen iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as they featured the nicknames D10 and D20.
This could mean that Apple is going to be taking a different turn with this unique ‘name calling’ and could also be stamped with a cheaper price. However, Samsung’s sole supplier status is not going to be threatened, since it has been reported that the Korean manufacturer will continue to charge Apple a premium for its OLED technology till 2019.
It is possible that other display manufacturers will be introduced into the fold but will have a smaller production capacity as opposed to Samsung. Also, with the introduction of the new iPhone X successors, the official price of the bezel-less smartphone will also decrease, allowing it to deliver better value for consumers’ money.
We still recommend that you take this rumor with a pinch of salt and we’ll be back to relay concrete info for you guys.
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News Source: Macotakara
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