A rumor has surfaced this week saying that Apple Inc. is planning to release a cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone without a 3D Touch and other iPhone X’s killer features.
The news comes after the reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple might release three models of iPhones. He said that the Cupertino-based tech company would likely release a 6.1-inch display new mid-range model of iPhone.
Will Apple release a new iPhone sans iPhone X’s killer feature?
The company is also poised to release a cheaper version of iPhone X featuring a 5.8-inch OLED screen and a larger 6.5-inch OLED model. The rumored iPhones have reportedly borrowed some elements from both iPhone X and iPhone 8 models, respectively.
Also, rumors suggest that the 6.1-inch smartphone features an aluminum frame, a rectangular battery as well as a standard non-stacked logic board, based on Kuo’s research notes.
It is also worthy to note that the rumored 6.1-inch smartphone would have an LCD panel instead of having an OLED display. This is contrary to the early reports despite the iPhone’s bezel-reducing design feature and a Face ID.
And speaking of the iPhone prices, Kuo hinted that the rumored iPhone would be sold between $700-$800, which is cheaper compared to iPhone X’s $999 hefty price tag. But these remains to be a rumor even though Kuo has a clean record of predicting the plans of Apple.
Regarding features, Apple’s 6.1-inch device would possibly drop some killer features of iPhone X. The rumored smartphone would only use a single rear camera and 3 GB of RAM. The phone would also not be equipped with a 3D Touch, a feature that is embedded in iPhone X and iPhone X Plus models.