Apple iPhone X is getting a taller sibling this year

Joanna Estrada
August 9, 2018

The picture although doesn't show the complete phone, it does reveal that the iPhone 9 - as rumours earlier - will come with a single camera set. Rambo shared images of the icons for the intended model through his Twitter handle, drawing comparisons between the iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and the iPad. While the reports of an all-OLED lineup were apparently legitimate, relatively modest iPhone X sales forced Apple to rethink its decision to abandon the so-called "two-track" strategy, so instead it will continue to produce phones with LCD displays as well as premium devices with OLED displays. According to a recent leak, the Apple iPhone 9 will come in two or more variants, with one OLED display option and a cheaper LCD display model. The lens on the camera looks larger than most other single rear cameras, and this could be a new move by Apple aimed at attracting buyers to this phone, as a large sensor means more light coming in and hence better photography even in low light conditions. This also means that the budget iPhone 6.1-inch could be a replacement for the iPhone 8, which had a smaller 4.7-inch display, Touch ID and a single rear camera.

Last month when the iOS 12 beta 5 was released, some references in it were found suggesting Apple may launch its first ever dual-SIM iPhone this year.

According to reports, the two expensive variants of iPhone X will have vertically aligned dual-rear cameras. This is equal to 455 pixels per inch, which is not far off from the 5.7-inch 2017 iPhone X. This obviously added fuel to the already existing rumour about a possible dual-SIM version in the iPhone 2018 LCD version. The company California-based giant is expected to make an announcement in September, and if that happens, Apple fans may be able to buy the iPhone 9 by September end or October this year.

Sources speculate that a dual-SIM 6.1-inch LCD version of the upcoming iPhone might be specific to the Chinese market.

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