Credible leaker @Onleaks has partnered with MySmartPrice to leak first renders of the 2018 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Along with detailed renders, there’s also a video which gives us a 360-degree look at the device.
The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is going to be Apple’s budget offering this year. As the renders show, it will sport the same design as the iPhone X with a few minor changes to keep its cost in check. This includes switching to a single camera setup at the rear. In almost every other aspect, the handset looks identical in renders to the iPhone X, right down to the placement of buttons and ports.
The handset is bigger than the iPhone X since it comes with a larger display, but it is also considerably thicker at 8.3 mm (including the camera bump), while the iPhone X was relatively slim at 7.7mm.
There’s not much known about the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone apart from the fact that it will come with a 6.1-inch display and cost around $550-600. Apple is also expected to make a few other compromises on the handset compared to the iPhone X to keep its price down. Apart from the switch to a single camera setup, Apple is also expected to use an aluminum chassis to help keep the phone’s price in check.
A sketchy rumor from earlier today did claim that Apple suppliers are facing yield issues with the notched display due to which its release might be pushed back to November. However, the authenticity of the report cannot be verified for now.
Alongside the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, Apple will also be launching a 5.8-inch iPhone X and a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. Both phones will feature a notched OLED display from Samsung and a dual-camera setup.[Via MySmartPrice]