2018 6.5-Inch iPhone X May be Similar in Size to iPhone 8 Plus

The rumor mill has been churning out stories regarding three new iPhones set to launch this year, one of which is a 6.5-inch iPhone X (Plus or Pro, depending on the source).

And now Mac Otakara has a bit more information to share on the oft-rumored handset. According to the publication, the 6.5-inch iPhone X, which will be equipped with an OLED display, will be “about the same size” as the iPhone 8 Plus. The publication believes the 6.5-inch iPhone X could be 0.2mm thicker, thanks to the vertical dual rear camera system on the back.

That size difference wouldn’t be too surprising, considering the current model iPhones. The iPhone 8 Plus measures in at 7.5mm thin, while the iPhone X comes in at 7.7mm.

The publication also has some information on the iPhone X successor, the one with a 5.8-inch display. According to the sources, the new handset will have the same body size as the current iPhone X, but the camera system will be adjusted to fit a bigger rear camera lens.

One final note, this time regarding iOS 12. The report states that Apple may be introducing support for horizontal Face ID recognition. If you have used an iPhone X then you know that the Face ID system only works when the phone is in portrait mode, which might be slightly frustrating in some instances. But iOS 12, which will be available on the new iPhones right out of the box, may change that with horizontal support.

Our Take

It isn’t surprising in the slightest to hear that the new iPhones will be similar in size to what’s on the market right now, considering how similar in key areas the iPhone X is to those models already. We’re starting with the iPhone X design all over again, so refinements will be made starting next year, probably.

The best news from this report is the horizontal Face ID support, though.

[via Mac Otakara]