Sunday, 10 December, 2017

Apple Reportedly Developing 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone With Metal Back Case

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Theresa Hayes | 07 December, 2017, 17:37

"The 6.1-inch LCD model will likely sport a metal back [like older iPhone handsets] and will come in several colors", the source was quoted as saying. A new report fresh from Japan is claiming that the Cupertino giant is in the process of developing a 6.1-inch handset with LCD screen.

The publication published its results from testing the iPhone X's display, camera, battery life, and durability.

Reuters/Stephen LamAn unlocked, carrier-free of the iPhone X is now available for purcahse at the Apple website.

Apple sells around 200 million smartphones every year and Samsung Display, now the sole supplier, reportedly signed a deal for 67 million units for the iPhone X. Apple has in the past used both Samsung and LG for its LCD panels in both iOS devices and Macs.

Apple might launch two iPhone with OLED displays, while the third one would be equipped with a standard LCD. But Apple will be able to lower the cost of the iPhone, making sure consumers are not left completely out of an option to upgrade to the latest iPhones next year. Touch ID was also replaced with the new Face ID in the 10th anniversary phone.

That's the word from a new report on Business Insider, citing supply chain sources, backing up claims made by analyst Ming Chi Kuo last month.

NIkkei's report does not mention the design of the phones' front panel. The only difference is Kuo's prediction that the largest model for 2018 would come with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and it could be given the moniker of "iPhone X Plus". This will include two organic light-emitting diode or OLED display devices, measuring 5.8 inches and 6.3 inches.

The iPhone X performed about the same as two other flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Consumer Reports said.

The Japanese securities firm also claims that there will be an OLED iPhone that will feature a 5.8-inch display. Kuo, however, stated that all three 2018 models would debut with full-screen, edge-to-edge displays and the TrueDepth camera system that's now featured on the 10th anniversary iPhone.