After the recent launch of iPhone X, Apple is back again with another set of news. This time, Apple will be launching a trio of new iPhone models in 2018, including a 5.8 -inch and 6.5- inch models with OLED displays and a 6.1-inch model with an LCD display, as per sourced from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Also, as per Kuo, all the above three mentioned models will be equipped with a full-screen notched design and True Depth camera system like the iPhone X.
Further, Kuo also expects the 5.8-inch model to have 458 pixels per inch, suggesting the second-generation iPhone X’s display will likely continue to have a resolution of 1,125×2,436. He added that the 6.5-inch model will have roughly 480 to 500 PPI, while the 6.1-inch model is estimated to have between 320 and 330 PPI. Of course, all of it would have the notch.
In his latest research note reported by MacRumors, Kuo regarded that the 6.1-inch model will have a lower-resolution LCD display and target the low-end and mid-range markets with an estimated $649 to $749 starting price in the United States.
He also added that Apple is hoping to “satisfy various needs of the high-end market” by expanding its full-screen product line. At the high end will be the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, beneath that will be an updated version of the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X and finally, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that would sit below both of them.
Even if Apple does introduce a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, $749 seems to be too cheap as selling price as the iPhone 8 starts at $699 and the 8 Plus starts at $799. The 6.1-inch phone sounds like a step up from the existing Plus model, so it would make more sense to sell it for at least $899, right between a refreshed version of the Plus and a refreshed version of the X. Of course, it’s possible that Apple will be more aggressive in its pricing and in bringing new technology down through its product line. But firstly, the company likes to take its time and work those profit margins, assigning them as the primary jobs.