iPhone to launch 6.1-inch LCD phone with a stronger display glass in 2018
A number of reports have surfaced on the internet pointing out that Apple is planning to unveil three new iPhones this year. Some of these reports also state that out of the three planned iPhones, one variant will come with an IPS LCD display while the other two variants will sport high-end OLED display panels.
As per a report by 9to5Mac, KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed a few more details about the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model. This variant of iPhone will not come with 3D touch technology. The report also said that Apple will make use of a stronger display glass which will be lighter and more impact resistant.
It will also have a thin-film sensor in addition to the touch film sensor. The report states that there is no clear indication as to why this layer is present but it will increase the cost of the touch panel by 15 percent. This iPhone variant will also reportedly use a CGS (Cover Glass Sensor) process which would make the glass thinner. The report goes on to add that all iPhones variants will start using the CGS process by 2019.
This comes right after reports emerged that we can expect Apple to launch the iPhone SE in the first half of this year. Tipster Ben Geskin tweeted that the iPhone SE 2, with codename Jaguar is “coming soon”. The device is likely to come with a glass case and wireless charging.
Past rumours have also suggested that the iPhone SE 2 may continue to feature the 4-inch display like its predecessor. Additionally, Apple may add its A10 Fusion chipset in the SE2 along with 2 GB of RAM.