Here’s what Apple’s budget iPhone may look like [Video]

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We’ve seen several photos and schematics of the budget or lower-cost iPhone, dubbed iPhone Lite.

Techdy, a company that sells Android knock-offs now claim that they’ve got their hands on the front and rear parts of the lower-cost iPhone. They’ve assembled the parts and created a high resolution video, which gives a good idea at how Apple’s budget iPhone may look like.

They report:

The budget iPhone will be made substantially from plastic (we can feel it’s actually polycarbonate material). It will have a 4” screen, like the iPhone 5, and interestingly, the budget iPhone actually has a shape that’s similar to Apple’s original iPod. When we hold the budget iPhone in our hands, the plastic chassis does not feel cheap at all. Unlike the plastic build quality of the Samsung Galaxy phones, the plastic material used on the budget iPhone feels more sturdy.

According to previous reports, the lower-cost iPhone will have 4-inch screen, like the iPhone 5, a bottom like the 5th generation iPod touch, and a shape that’s similar to the iPod classic. So the physical features appears to be in-line with rumors. However, the plastic rear shell does not have the holes for the power button, volume buttons and the SIM card slot.

Techdy have also started selling an Android-based clone based on the design of the plastic iPhone for $199, which they say will ship from September 1st.

Let us know what you think of the lower-cost iPhone. Will you buy one?

Techdy via The Verge

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  • David Dickinson

    Besides having a plastic rear shell,no difference then?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      No, since it will be the budget iPhone, we expect it to come with a mix of internals from iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

      So possibly an 8-megapixel camera, iPhone 4S’ A5 chip, Facetime video (not HD) with an 8GB and 16GB storage options.

      The budget iPhone also won’t come with fingerprint sensor and NFC chip, which iPhone 5S is rumored to get.

      • Helios

        so basically budget iphone’s internals must be equal or better than 4S *_* ?

        • mist

          it will have iOS7 and half the prize of 4S, free of contract

  • asdf

    It will be a POS like the rest of them. lol

  • Raynel Lopez

    I would by it xD

  • Sebastian Rasch

    “Budget iPhone” – well it’s still gonna cost $250 at least, I guess.