KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, usually a pretty reliable source of information about iPhones, has comeback to give us more news about Apple’s plans in 2018.
He said in a note to investors that, Apple will be launching three iPhone X-like smartphone next year: a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models with OLED displays and a lower-priced 6.1-inch model with an LCD display in 2018.
Kuo thinks all the three models with feature a full-screen display with the annoying notch and TrueDepth camera just like the iPhone X. The analyst also says that he is expecting the 5.8-inch model to have 458 pixels per inch and the second generation iPhone X model will likely continue to have a resolution of 1,125×2,436. The 6.5-inches model is said to have roughly 480 to 500 PPI, while the 6.1-inches model is estimated to have between 320 and 330 PPI due to the LCD panel.
In the new research note, Kuo says that the 6.1-inches model with LCD display will likely target low-end and mid-range markets and the pricing is estimated to be around $649 to $749 starting price in the United States. However, the research didn’t outline any pricing for the iPhone model with 6.5-inches display which is assumed to the second generation iPhone X model that is currently called as the iPhone X Plus.
Further more, Kuo says that he is expecting the iPhone models to launch without any delays in 2018, considering the suppliers of Apple are well aware of the with iPhone X production by next year.