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2018 iPhone Lineup to Include 6.5-inch OLED, 6.1-inch LCD Models: KGI

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s has claimed in his latest note to investors that Apple will release three new iPhone models in 2018, including a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone and a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, both of which will be the biggest handsets ever released by Apple, AppleInsider is reporting.

The analyst notes that the larger OLED model would presumably serve as a sort of “iPhone X Plus” featuring an edge-to-edge display and the general size of a Plus-sized iPhone.

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Kuo added that in order to target the low-end and mid-range smartphone markets, Apple is also working on a new LCD model with a large 6.1-inch display, which will “differ significantly” from the OLED models. This LCD model will feature a lower-resolution display to achieve a price point between $650 and $750, although it is likely to feature Face ID and advanced cameras similar to the iPhone X or iPhone X Plus. He further said that Apple will greatly reduce the bezels on this LCD model.

These two handsets will be flanked by a next-generation iPhone X, he said, featuring the same 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display as the recently released model. With three new handsets apparently in the works for late 2018, the analyst predicts that Apple will see a “super-cycle” of sales, aided by the fact that the company’s supply chain will be better suited to handle manufacturing of the new technologies introduced in the iPhone X.

For reference, the current iPhone X has a 5.8-inch OLED display, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus has a display size of 5.5 inches.

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  • Widohmaker

    I returned my X because I found the display to small as compared to the Plus models. Looking forward to next year.

  • Olivier

    I would be all in for a 6.1inch model !

  • cayaguy

    Get rid of the ‘notch’ then I’ll be interested

  • Olivier

    I’ve had the 8 Plus for only over a month and I felt the same when I saw the X. Going from a Plus to a X seems like you shrink the display IMO.

  • Looks like the notch is going to be here to stay…for now

  • xxxJDxxx

    Isn’t the X display larger than the plus?

  • Widohmaker

    Only the diagonal is longer, however because the display is considerably narrower than the Plus the overall surface area is smaller.

  • My 1/2 cents

    the X model is too small for my liking compared the 7+ or 8+. it’ll be interesting to see how they measure 6.5 inches.

    anyhow. those who bought the current X model will be regretting it if the 6.5 becomes available. Apple should only offer two models not three..but Apple is merely just testing the market and consumer demand.

  • My 1/2 cents

    yup. even One Plus is jacking their rates because if Apple and Google can do it, so can they.

  • bbbwww

    This makes sense. How else is apple going to get the isheeps that bought the ‘X’ this year to upgrade next year.

  • Widohmaker

    How original.

  • bbbwww

    But not wrong

  • Widohmaker

    You only need to convince yourself.

  • FragilityG4

    They don’t need to do anything … we are sheep, we do as our shepherd commands… all hail Tim Cook…. take my money……. it’s a drone life but at least it’s predictable…. oops … trolls live to get others upset to make up for something lacking in their own lives… but I’m not going to get upset because I don’t care and I’m proud to be an unapologetic Apple Fanboy, iSheep ESQ.

  • FragilityG4

    I’m still on a 5s so anything is an upgrade for me! I’m number 1005 on Rogers iPhone X queue!!

  • Widohmaker

    You’re going to love it.

  • Cornfed710

    Why would I regret it? Of course there will be a plus model of the X. Doesn’t bother me at all.

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