We’ve been hearing talk about Apple’s alleged 6.1-inch LCD iPhone for a while now, with rumors claiming that it’s going to feature the same notch design as the iPhone X at a much cheaper cost. Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is now here to confirm what he predicted before and add a few more details.
It seems Apple might be thinking of releasing 2 versions of the 6.1-inch iPhone. One could be a standard single-SIM model, while the other would boast of dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) support. This is a big deal, since no iPhone has ever had space for 2 SIM cards.
Dual-SIM smartphones are very popular in Asian countries like China and India, so the company may break new ground by attracting people who want the freedom to place multiple SIM cards in their device. It could be priced at $650 to $750 (roughly Rs 42770 to Rs 49350), much lower than the current iPhone X’s $999 rate (approx Rs 65730).
The single-SIM LCD iPhone might go even cheaper at $550 to $650 (roughly Rs 36190 to Rs 42770). Kuo believes this variant will drive sales with its low cost. The analyst further predicts that the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus will offer dual-SIM functionality.
This leaves only the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X sequel without a dual-SIM option. It comes across as a strange strategy if true, since there’s no reason why Apple can’t allow 2 SIM cards in the handset. Meanwhile, all these dual-SIM changes means that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will begin production 3 to 5 weeks after the OLED models.