Apple Will Release 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with 18:9 screen

Apple is reportedly working on three iPhones for this year’s big launch. This is in accordance to rumours flying around last year. Two of these devices will feature OLED panels like the iPhone X, and one will as a matter of fact be a direct successor to the current model, sporting the exact same screen size.

According to rumours, the third iPhone is expected to feature a 6.1″ LCD display, and will be Apple’s entry-level model of 2018, starting at $700 to $800. Now, another new rumor from Taiwan claims to know exactly which screen panel it will employ: JDI’s bezel-starved model announced last June. This comes with 18:9 aspect ratio, 2160 x 1080 resolution, and come with slim bezels on all four sides – that’s pretty much a qualification for any high-end or upper-midrange phone in this day and age.

JDI's 'Full Active' LCD panel
JDI’s ‘Full Active’ LCD panel

It therefore seems the LCD iPhone will deliver another ‘full screen’ look, but there may be a notch in there just to keep all three handsets looking alike (and that may account for the size discrepancy, since the LCD iPhone is rumored to be 6.1″ while JDI claimed its panel is 6″).

This more affordable iPhone will have stainless steel instead of aluminum in its frame as an additional measure helping it reach the aforementioned price point. You should also expect it to have a single-lens rear camera and no 3D Touch.

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