The larger iPhone X Plus will be roughly the same size as the current 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, a new report claims. Despite that, its greatly reduced bezel will give it a screen size of 6.5 inches, making it by far Apple’s largest-ever iPhone display.
By comparison, the current iPhone X measures 5.8 inches on the diagonal. The first iPhone, released back in 2007, had a display of just 3.5 inches.
Face ID on the next-gen iPhone X models also reportedly will work in horizontal mode. The present iPhone X can only use this unlocking technology when the device is held in portrait mode. Support for horizontal unlocking will supposedly arrive with iOS 12.
In addition, the iPhone X Plus will include a larger camera and lens. Finally, the report notes that the overall handset will be slightly thicker than its predecessor to the tune of 0.2mm. That would give it an overall thickness of 7.7mm.
iPhone X Plus: A new premium handset
As ever, it’s important to take supply chain rumors with a pinch of salt … or at least silicon. Still, it’s exciting to hear the possibility that Apple’s next-gen supersized iPhone could pack exciting new features.
When Apple introduced the phablet-size iPhone models back in 2014, optical image stabilization came as an exclusive on the iPhone 6 Plus. With the improved camera (a feature that may also be found on the smaller next-gen iPhone X) and the large display, it sounds like the iPhone X may be the be snapper’s choice of iPhone. Color us excited!
Our biggest question regards pricing. Now that Apple has been vindicated for its $1,000-plus price point for the iPhone X, will the iPhone X Plus be even more expensive? And, if so, what price will customers be happy to pay? If 2018 is anything to go on, that upper limit has yet to be reached.