Apple is predicted to release a Plus version of iPhone X next year featuring an OLED panel measuring 6.5 inches diagonally versus the current 5.8-inch iPhone X model.

Additionally, it could be working on a bezel-less 6.1-inch LCD phone for a 2018 launch.

Presumably, the new iPhone X Plus model would have roughly the same dimensions as today’s Plus-series phones whilst adding an edge-to-edge OLED display. As for the new 6.1-inch LCD-based model, it should feature greatly reduced bezels thanks to the elimination of Touch ID.

Best of all, the new LCD model will offer features like the TrueDepth camera at a cheaper price.

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That’s the gist of the latest analyst report from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, who said in a Monday report to clients obtained by MacRumors that both OLED and LCD iPhone models released in 2018 will utilize the TrueDepth camera system which made its debut in iPhone X.

We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specifications.

For instance, the pixel density will be lower.

The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be US$649-749).

With the updated 5.8-inch iPhone X model and the new 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, Apple should continue targeting the high-end market while the bezel-less 6.1-inch TFT-LCD model will be aimed at the low-end and midrange markets.

Due to these new phones coming next year, Kuo expects that Apple will see a “super-cycle” of sales as its suppliers gain experience in terms of volume manufacturing of the new technologies introduced in iPhone X.

The analyst expects about 120 million total iPhone shipments in the second half of next year.

iPhone X Plus renderings courtesy of Dutch 3D artist Martin Hajek

  • RobDigital413
    • Axl Feliciano

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    • Jamessmooth

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  • TechnoBuff

    KGI securities prediction has always been close or spot on.. so i see this happening to a higher degree but A 6.1 will seriously affect Ipad mini sales! effectively dooming that product.

    • burge

      Seeing as the mini has not had any updates for over 2 years now I can see the mini being discontinued. But not replaced by a 6.1 device when an alleged 6.5 inch iPhone X is bigger.

      • Blip dude

        That and considering the clearance type of pricing it’s getting for Black Friday at Best Buy and Target, I think it is safe to say that the iPad Mini’s days are numbered sadly.

      • burge

        If Apple give the mini decent specs i get another one but unfortunately I don’t see this happening.

  • therealjjohnson

    The second half of 2018 still fits the normal iPhone release. October of 2018 is still in the second half of 2018. Didn’t they say this already?

  • Blip dude

    You know what?? Sure, I’ll buy it. I already end up carrying the switch around in my pocket and that thing is thick, so assuming this phone would be 50% as thick, I have no problem with that.

    But if this will become a reality at least give us one feature that differentiates it from all the other devices, RAM, Camera, etc. besides the screen size.

  • Jamessmooth

    I know it’s VERY early, and Apple could change plans, but man do I want a X +. I bet they release it next year, just seems like the next logical step. I miss that form factor already!