Apple iPhone X Plus leaks in design schematics alongside budget offering

While the next iPhone launch is still a few months away, the rumor mill has started warming up. Today, a Forbes contributor, Gordon Kelly, in collaboration with case-maker Ghostek, has released the schematics detailing the size and various aspects of their design.

iPhone X 6.5 Inches

According to the design sketch, the upcoming Plus variant of the iPhone X will sport a 6.5-inch 19:9 OLED screen in a body measuring 157.2 x 77.1mm. Making it more compact than the current iPhone 8 Plus’ 158.4 x 78.1mm.

iPhone X 6.5-Inches Schematics
Courtesy: Forbes

Rumors suggest the similar steel casing of iPhone X to feature on this variant, tipping the weighing scale at 202 grams.

Lastly, Gordon reveals the 6.5-Incher iPhone to house triple camera setup on the back. He says the three cutouts in the render are lenses and the flash isn’t shown. According to him, the flash should reside alongside the triple camera. What the new third camera will do is as of yet still unknown.

The notch on the front of the 6.5-inch iPhone seems smaller and is rumored to house Face ID 2.0.

iPhone X 6.1 Inches

Labeled as the budget offering, the 6.1-Incher will sport a single camera on the back with FaceID 1.0 – same as iPhone X. It 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).

iPhone X 6.1-Inches Schematics
Courtesy: Forbes

Another factor that deems the 6.1-inch iPhone ‘budget’ is the fact that it will lose 3D Touch – we don’t expect many tears to be shed over this.

According to sources, Apple will lower prices of its iPhone range by $300 over 2017’s models. 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.


Pankaj U

Pankaj is a tech blogger with interests in mobile, PC, apps and more.

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