Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
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Sketchy claim of triple-lens 2018 iPhone schematic likely based on misunderstanding

Sketchy claim of triple-lens 2018 iPhone schematic likely based on misunderstanding

This could mean that the most expensive model could be priced similarly to the current iPhone X while the "budget" 6.1-inch iPhone could be priced as low as the iPhone 8.

U.S. tech giant Apple's upcoming smartphones 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and budget 6.1-inch iPhone's technical designs, size and aspects have been leaked by Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly in collaboration with case-maker Ghostek.

One interesting thing to note here is that the report went on to add that Apple may be bringing the triple cameras to its iPhone series.

As per an exclusive report by Gordon Kelly on Forbes, the larger of the phones called iPhone X Plus will have a massive 6.5-inch screen. According to Kelly, this is confirmation of a triple-camera setup, just as Huawei introduced with its flagship P20 Pro handset.

However, the XI Plus is said to have a steel chassis, rather than an aluminum one, likely making it heavier than the 202g iPhone 8 Plus. The function of the new third camera is yet unknown. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who also has a history of being accurate about Apple's plans said citing his sources in Apple's supply chain that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone expected this fall will use a CGS (Cover Glass Sensor) process.

The 6.1-inch phone measures 147.12 x 71.52mm and is understandably taller than the X (143.6 x 70.9mm), given its bigger screen (6.1-inch vs 5.8-inch).

The new iPhone X Plus will allegedly feature a second generation of improved Face ID. You'll see on iPhone X schematics, the flash is substantially smaller than the cameras.

The schematics were obtained by Forbes from accessory maker Ghostek, so they're not necessarily Apple's own schematics, but there's a fair chance Ghostek does have access to design information, since it will need that in order to have cases ready for the launch of the iPhone XI range.

We'll have to wait and see.

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