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Apple to launch three new iPhone x models in 2018

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Written by Darshan Nagekar
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Apple iPhone x  might be launching three new models this year. Still, this update is not official by Apple company. As we all know Apple launches a new model of iPhone every September.According to a Bloomberg report, Apple could announce a new supersized iPhone with a 6.5-inch display and it is codenamed D33. An updated version of Phone is also expected, which has been codenamed D32. The third iPhone model will be a budget variant of the Phone and will come with features like an edge-to-edge display and Face ID

Apple Event

Apple is currently gearing up to host an event in Chicago on March 27, where the company is expected to announce cheaper MacBooks and iPad. The events focus is on “creative new ideas for teachers and students”. Coming back to the new iPhone X models, the three phones will likely be powered by Apple’s new A12 chip. The new chip will have a 7-nanometer process. An upgrade over the 10-nanometer process that is being used on the A11 Bionic chip that powered the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Let us take a look at everything we know about Apple’s next-generation flagships:

Apple iPhone X (2018) will have a 6.5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels. It will come with the same Face ID technology that we saw on the iPhone X. The smartphone could cost $1,199 (Rs 77,900 approx), according to a report in ZDNet, which quotes Apple analyst Neil Cybart of Above Avalon. Apple could also launch this variant in a dual-SIM card variant, which could be available in European and Asian countries. Notably, a tweet by designer Benjamin Geskin reveals that Apple has already started the production of a ‘blush gold’ colour variant for iPhone X and we can expect the same colour variant for Apple iPhone X (2018) as well.

Apple iPhone x Specs

Apple iPhone X Plus is expected with a 5.8-inch OLED display. Reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The iPhone X Plus could also get 4GB RAM and a bigger 3,300-3,400 mAh battery. Interestingly Kuo does not expect upgrades to the front TrueDepth camera system for the year 2018. It could also come in the gold colour variant. As for pricing, the iPhone X Plus could launch at $999 (Rs 64,900 approx).

Apple iPhone budget variant: Expected price and specifications

The 6.1-inch option that could launch with a price-tag of $849 (Rs 55,000 approx). It will not feature an OLED display like the current Phone, instead, the phone will get an LCD display. Japan Display will supply 70 percent of LCD panels of this version of Phone, according to Kuo.

The 6.1-inch phone will have ultra-slim bezels, will sport the same notch seen on the current Phone with TrueDepth sensors, Face ID and Aniemoji feature. It will also have a larger battery than the 2017 Phone with a capacity of 2,850-2,950 mAh. The phone will get an aluminium frame, no 3D Touch and will sport a single rear camera.

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