Two 6.1-inch iPhones Coming, Will Start at $550

Doris Richards
April 19, 2018

According to new iPhone news from Digitimes, the US firm would start with the trial production of the 2018 iPhone lineup in the second-quarter. The iPhone X cost so much and lacked features that appeal broadly to users meaning that sales of the smartphone were much lower than Apple had expected. That's hardly a budget price, but for an iPhone with a big screen, it's reasonable compared to the $1,000+ range where the now iPhone X sits.

Initial rumors predicted that the cheaper iPhone model would command $700 to $800.

According to Kuo, one model would come with a single SIM, while the second one would offer dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) functionality (or two physical SIM card slots).

Within the note Kuo suggests the new low-priced device could feature support for dual-SIM technology, with the handset launching in in two models: one with a standard single SIM setup and another with dual SIM dual standby, which could mean having two physical SIM card slots and no eSIM support. The idea of bringing in a single SIM model would be to enhance Apple's market in China.

As for the bigger 6.1 inches LCD iPhone, Apple will surely be able to sell around 100 million devices during the first year of its launch.

According to, 2018 is likely to be a very exciting year for Apple, with the company planning to continue with its 3 lineup phones and introducing 3 others as well.

Previous reports have hinted that it cost Apple $400 to manufacturer the iPhone X. Further, the report claims that this cost savings would be passed onto the buyers, making the next-gen iPhone X the cheapest of Apple's 2018 iPhones. The potential buyers would be less interested in the 5.8-inch version, mainly due to its smaller screen, absence of DSDS tech, and its high price point. For instance, it is rumored that the frame will be aluminum one and not the stainless steel frame. In addition, the rear camera will not be a dual one but will be a single lens in all probability.

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