A new report fresh from Japan is claiming that the Cupertino giant is in the process of developing a 6.1-inch handset with LCD screen.
NIkkei's report does not mention the design of the phones' front panel.
Alongside this metal-backed iPhone, the source claims Apple is tentatively planning two new OLED handsets, one of which would be around 5.8 inches (like the iPhone X, which is now Apple's only OLED phone) and one of roughly 6.3 inches. "The two OLED handsets will come in two sizes - one either 6.2 or 6.3-inches long and the other 5.8 inches", Nikkei said. The final size is yet to be agreed but its will be either 6.2 or 6.3 inches. "The 6.1-inch LCD model will likely sport a metal back [like older iPhone handsets] and will come in several colors", the source was quoted as saying.
As of now, it is not clear whether Apple is willing to take LCD model with a metal body or remove the new feature from future iPhones. Casetek has made iPads in the past, but the 6.1-inch LCD device would be its first iPhone. This news was leaked by Nikkei, the world's largest financial newspaper.
Apple is reportedly working on a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that's scheduled for release in 2018. Kuo predicts a price of between $650 and $750.
The Nomura further reports that all the Phone will ditch the TouchID sensors and will come with rear mounted 3D sensing camera. An alternative supplier, LG Display Co.
Apple is also rumored to be launching two other iPhone moels next year.
If the latest rumors are correct, the next-generation 2018 Apple iPhones will likely have dual-SIM support.
Apple may also introduce a 512-gigabyte storage option, according to Nomura. While the company hasn't specified which of its 2018 flagships will receive the chip if it is the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus it will give Samsung the upper hand.