In a weekend report to investors, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities reiterates that Apple is planning two OLED iPhones and one LCD model for this year. The two OLED models, he says, be 5.8- and 6.5-inches in size, while the LCD model will be 6.1-inches.
This differs from a report last week suggesting that Apple is leaning toward two LCD iPhones and a single larger OLED model for its 2018-era iPhones.
Kuo gives battery spec for the new devices. He claims that the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will feature the same L-shaped battery as the iPhone X, but that this will be between 3,3000 and 3,400mAh in capacity. The 5.8-inch OLED iPhone will meanwhile have a battery between 2,700 to 2,800mAh battery, which would be around the same capacity as the iPhone X.
Both batteries will reportedly be manufactured by Unimicron.
In terms of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, Kuo suggests that it will have a 2,850 to 2,950mAh battery with the rectangular shape used by previous non-iPhone X handsets. This is larger than the iPhone 8 Plus battery, which could potentially suggest that the handset will be thicker and heavier than current gen iPhones.
He also claims it will have the same “notch” design as the iPhone X, but will lack the 3D sensing capabilities and rear dual-camera system.
While he doesn’t give any numbers, Kuo’s report additionally echoes the suggestion that the iPhone X has experienced “lower-than-expected” iPhone X shipments, and suggests the larger OLED iPhone could help Apple rebound from this. (Although we’d suspect that doing so may require a lower price point.) Finally, he claims that all three new iPhones will be ready to hit the market by September.
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