KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted in a report to investors that he believes Apple is on track to produce three new models next year based on the current iPhone X design, including two larger handsets.
Both the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch "iPhone X Plus" will feature the same edge-to-edge OLED display as the recently released model. All the 2018 iPhones are also said to feature the TrueDepth camera system on the front like the iPhone X.
Regarding the 6.1-inch model, Kuo said it will have a lower-resolution LCD display and target the low-end and mid-range markets with an estimated US$649 to US$749 starting price in the US.
Kuo asserts that the two OLED phones will indeed have the same internal specs and these will be premium-grade - essentially these are the flagship models.
We have been using the Apple iPhone X for quite a few time now and we came across no such problem. He says the 6.5-inch model will roughly feature 480 to 550 PPI, while the 6.1-inch iPhone will have a pixel density between 320 and 330 PPI. The third iPhone of 2018 is required to include a 6.1-inch screen.
Apple will reportedly launch 3 new iPhone devices in 2018. iPhone X has been a great success this year and its demand has been so high that it is still out of stock from most of the online stores until next month.
However, being the second iteration of the new full-screen form factor, the upcoming iPhones will be much refined with the functionalities of the device.
That's not all. For Apple's lower-end segment, there could be a 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone with the familiar TFT-LCD screen.
Lastly, the analyst also mentions, Apple will launch the 2018 iPhones on time without any delays. Notably, the iPhone X has a 5.8 inch screen and the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5 inch display.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google has been working with Infineon on depth perception as part of its AR development push, Project Tango, unveiled in 2014.