Apple iPhone X Plus, iPhone SE 2 to go big on display: Analyst

Apple will not only expand the next generation iPhone X with the arrival of an iPhone X Plus, but also update the iPhone SE.

  • Published: January 3, 2018 2:14 PM IST

Among various leaks of the upcoming smartphones of 2018, you can now count in new iPhones as well. A recently shared report, which steams from respected technology analyst TrendForce, has let out some details about the alleged new iPhones of 2018, which if true are quite significant.

First reported by 9To5Mac, the TrendForce analysts believe that in 2018, Apple will not only expand the next generation iPhone X into two model range with the arrival of an iPhone X Plus, but also finally update the iPhone SE after a two year hiatus. And the biggest change, which is inline with some previous reports, is literally the size.

While with the iPhone X, we saw Apple take a leap to a 5.8-inch display for the first time, a recent Nikkei report claims that the iPhone X Plus will go bigger with a 6.2 or 6.3-inch display. The iPhone SE on the other hand, may graduate from a 4-inch screen to a 6.1-inch one.

The TrendForce report also states that with the launch of the iPhone X Plus, the iPhone X too will use the second generation of Face ID. A Forbes reports believes that this change is “expected to result in an increased screen-to-body ratios (presumably from a smaller notch) and potentially a larger top memory configuration (Samsung finalised 512GB smartphone memory modules late last year).”

Meanwhile, unfortunately for Apple, the analyst goes on to predict that the company will not reap the heavily predicted 2018 sales ‘supercycle’ led by the iPhone X. Instead Apple will enjoy a more modest 7.5 percent sales growth.

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  • Published Date: January 3, 2018 2:14 PM IST