The 2018 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone To Have Metal Back Instead Of Glass, No Wireless Charging

Apple’s next-generation iPhone is said to be featuring a 6.1-inch LCD display, and this time a metal back rather using a glass back, according to the sources. Here are the details you need to know about for the time being.

Analysts and industry insiders expect Apple to keep its iPhone momentum going through 2018 with the new of three new devices next year. But there have been many incidents regarding the 2017 OLED iPhone X back glass damages. Currently, available information suggests that this range will comprise of two OLED models, one likely to copy the current iPhone X and one likely to be a “Plus” version of that device.

And the third device is said to be a cheaper LCD version of iPhone X aimed at the lower-end of the market with recent speculation suggesting Apple could revert to the metal back as found on the iPhone 7/7s for that device.

Online publication Nikkei claiming that the two OLED devices will likely be 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch or 6.3-inch in size. They will be designed, developed, and marketed as the premium offerings in next year’s lineup. The third device said to sit at 6.10inches, will come complete with an LCD panel, move away from the glass back that we have now on iPhone 8 and iPhone X in favor of metal back. It also is offered in several colors as well, as per the source.

The latest predictions are not new rather not far away from what KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been predicting with recent research notes. Like the Nikkei source, Kuo also believes that Apple will go to market with three devices in 2018. Though Kuo believes the two OLED models, would be iPhone XI (or iPhone 11) and iPhone 11 Plus, will come with 5.8-inch OLED and 6.5-inch OLED panels respectively.

Kuo also admits the fact that all three devices will benefit from the advanced TrueDepth camera system which currently powers iPhone X and that all thro series will have edge-to-edge displays, regardless of the display tech utilized.

For now, this is it. No mention from KGI about the potential for Apple to revert back to a metal casing for the lower-end device. But again, it could make sense if the company is looking to keep costs in order to market the LCD version as a more affordable solution. Stay tuned for more information to grab, as time passes and filters into the public domain, we will keep you updated.

(Source: Nikkei)

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