News about Apple's plans to update the iPhone X for 2018 is continuing to dominate tech headlines, with a pair of new reports throwing more light on the rumoured mid–range take on its top–end handset.
Following last year's rumours about a more affordable iPhone X model, featuring a 6.1–inch LCD screen rather than a top–end OLED panel, analyst Ming Chi Kuo has delivered more details on what he expects from the device.
Kuo claims the LCD iPhone X, which will be larger than the current iPhone X but smaller than a planned iPhone X Plus model, won’t come with 3D Touch smarts and will use an aluminium rather than glass design. That means it may not support wireless charging.
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Additionally, Apple is also said to be priming a single rather than dual lens camera for the smartphone, as a way of further driving down cost.
Kuo says the device will come in between $700 and $800. That could equate to a price of £800-£850 or so in the UK.
In a separate report from Taiwan, citing industry sources, more details about the LCD iPhone X’s screen have emerged.
Insiders say it will use a special LCD panel that will be brighter than those found on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, allowing for thinner bezels.
Apple is also said to be working to offer it in an 18:9 aspect ratio. This taller style is already used by Samsung and LG in its flagship phones.
Apple’s new iPhone X range is not expected to launch until late 2018.