This year we are super excited to get not one, not two but three brand new iPhones. While we are going to get a reiterative 5.7-inch OLED iPhone, which will very much be an upgraded iPhone X, we are more excited for the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone and a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. The 6.5-inch OLED iPhone is again very predictable, as it is expected to be a larger and upgraded version of iPhone X, with possible support for Apple Pencil.
Perhaps the most exciting of the lot is the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. The device is being dubbed as the ‘LCD iPhone’ because of the fact that it is going to be the only device in the iPhone lineup with an LCD display, as opposed to having an OLED Super Retina Display screen. This is a major factor why the device is expected to be priced lower than the OLED models.
If you are considering to buy the LCD iPhone or are simply interested in how it turns out to be, then we have got you covered. In this article you will find 5 things that you should expect from the upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Do note these details are based on rumors and speculations, so take them at their face value.
1. iPhone X Inspired Look and Feel
One of the most important things that will make the LCD iPhone different than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is the fact that it will look more like the iPhone X than the traditional LCD based iPhone models (iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s etc) that carry the same design. This new device is going feature an edge-to-edge display, which means it will get rid of the home button in favor of the swipe based gestures. Another iPhone X trait that will be part of this new device is a notch, which will house the True-Depth sensors for Face ID.
The device will also have a glass back to enable wireless charging functionality. One design aspect that will make the LCD iPhone different from the OLED models is the fact that it will have aluminium body and will not sport the stainless steel sides found on the iPhone X.
2. 6.1-inch LCD Display
The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will sit in a sweet spot, right between the 5.7-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models. While the larger 6.1-inch display will allow for more real estate the device will actually be smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, thanks to removal of the top and bottom bezels.
As for the display, even though the the LCD panel will not be able to compete with the quality of the OLED panel found on the iPhone X, Apple makes some of the best smartphone LCDs in the business, so users won’t be missing too much in terms of colors and quality.
3. 2018 Specifications
The LCD iPhone is expected to have many of the specifications found in more expensive OLED models. The device is expected to feature A12 chip however some believe Apple could re-use the A11 Bionic chip found on the iPhone X to keep the prices low, 3GB RAM (Same as iPhone 8 Plus), a 6.1-inch TFT Retina Display with 320 and 330 pixels-per-inch, a single lens 12-megapixel camera on the back with optical image stabilization and a True-depth camera on the front for Face ID. The device is expected to have a body size that could measure 150.91 mm by 75.72 mm by 8.47 mm thick according to allegedly leaked schematics.
4. A more affordable price point
Not getting the dual cameras, OLED panel and stainless steel sides isn’t all bad when you consider the fact that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is going to be priced significantly lower than both OLED models. While the 5.7-inch OLED iPhone is expected to be priced at $999 (same as iPhone X) and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone at $1,099 or above the LCD iPhone should allow users to get 2018 design and specs for $699.
5. A bunch of new colors
Unlike current iPhones that only come in limited color options, Apple is rumored to experiment more with the LCD iPhone and release the device in multiple colors. The device is rumored to get released in different color options including silver, space grey, taupe, blue, yellow, orange and possibly others.