Apple plans largest iPhone ever and a cheaper alternative, report says

01 March, 2018, 12:55 | Author: Lynette Payne
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Apple also plans to use OLED screen technology - which gives the iPhone X better resolution on lower battery consumption - and to include facial recognition technology known as Face ID, Bloomberg reported.

Apple is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone's key features. The company tried to offer it with the current iPhone X but was met with production issues so opted not to. The sides of the new large iPhone will sport stainless steel material while the team is mulling over adding a gold-colored variant to the list. Although Samsung has traditionally made the parts for the previous versions of the iPhone, Apple reportedly invested $3 Billion in LG in 2017 to develop OLED panels as a way of reducing Samsung's strong influence over the iPhone. Though it's nowhere cheap, yet it is $200-$300 below the iPhone X. Kuo notes that the screen size would be 6.1 inches.

This is a bigger screen size than any iPhone so far, with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus both sporting a 5.8inch screen.

To cater for more worldwide markets, the larger model could come with a dual-SIM card.

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It successfully clicked some of the constructing photos of iPhone X Plus that shows it is huge in size as compared to iPhone X. Having a 6.5-inch display, the smartphone will most probably come with the somewhat similar design of its preceding.

Another rumor contained in the report is that the larger option could ship with dual-SIM card options, something that's popular in European and Asian countries. With the eSIM tech, smartphones can connect to the cellular data networks without inserting a traditional SIM card.

To keep the cost of the device down, Apple will use an LCD screen similar to the one used on the iPhone 8. The launches are still months away (they will likely come during September, October, or November, given Apple's past releases), so plans are still subject to change. This is said to support new augmented reality features, enhanced Siri integration, health and fitness monitoring, and the use of Animojis in FaceTime.

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