Report: Apple to release a 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus” in 2018

Apple iPhone X 2018

The Apple iPhone X has been on the market for a week now and as a tradition, it’s time for talks about the phone’s successor to kick off.

As expected, the one to kick off the 2018 iPhone rumors is the renowned KGI Securities analysts Ming-Chi Kuo. Over the past few years, Kuo’s iPhone predictions have been on point for the most part and according to him, Cupertino has plans to unveil a massive 6.5-inch phone with an OLED display screen, essentially becoming an iPhone X Plus.

Of course, we don’t expect the name to stick to iPhone X, which is actually iPhone 10. But whatever names Apple comes up with, we’ll be looking at a Plus variant of the X. Kuo also says that Apple could even release another full-screen phone with a slightly smaller 6.1-inch display screen, but this one will be an LCD panel, essentially making it a bezel-less version of the current iPhone 8 Plus. If you like the notch, well, both phones will reportedly have it.

According to Kuo, the reason Apple is expanding its full-screen smartphone repository is the desire to satisfy different needs of high-end users. The high-end iPhone model will ship with a 6.5-inch OLED panel and right below it will be an updated version of the current 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X. On the lower side of this high-end collection will be the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, essentially replacing the standard iPhone 8 Plus with a price tag of between $649 and $749, Kuo notes.

At the moment, we cannot guarantee that Kuo’s predictions will materialize. However, if they do and Apple does release a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with a full-screen design, it’s unlikely that it will be priced at the said range of $649 and $749. Given that this variant will be posing as the upgraded version of the iPhone 8 Plus, it’s unlikely that it will be priced below the $799 price tag of the Plus or even the $699 slammed on the standard iPhone 8. If anything, don’t be surprised if the phone is priced at $849 or more, even with a less dense display resolution.

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