Apple iPhone X 2018 will launch in three variants this year, if one goes by the leaks so far. Though a release date is unclear at this point, Apple’s iPhone X for 2018 or iPhone 11 as some are calling it, will likely launch in September 2018, going by the past trends. The updated versions of iPhone X 2018 might not sport a drastic design change, but it will come with some new features, including a big Plus variant.
According to a Bloomberg report, Apple could announce a new supersized iPhone X Plus with a 6.5-inch display and it is codenamed D33. An updated version of iPhone X is also expected, which has been codenamed D32 and this will continue with the 5.8-inch OLED display like the current iPhone X. The third iPhone model will be a budget variant of the iPhone X and will come with features like an edge-to-edge display and Face ID. Reports also suggest Apple might stop producing the current iPhone X, which will see an end of cycle by summer 2018.
Apple is 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 design, an upgrade over the 10-nanometer design 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): Expected price and specifications
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 Plus: Expected price and specifications
Apple iPhone X Plus is expected with a 6.5-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 gold colour variant. As for pricing, the iPhone X Plus could launch at $999 (Rs 64,900 approx).
Apple iPhone X budget variant: Expected price and specifications
The 6.1-inch iPhone X will be a budget option that sport a price tag starting at $700 going up all the way to $849 (Rs 55,000 approx). It will not feature an OLED display like the current iPhone X, instead the phone will get an LCD display. Japan Display will supply 70 per cent of LCD panels of this version of iPhone X, according to Kuo.
The 6.1-inch iPhone X will have ultra slim bezels, will sport the same notch seen on the current iPhone X with TrueDepth sensors, Face ID and Animoj feature. It will also have a larger battery than the 2017 iPhone X 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.