2018 entry-level iPhone with 6.1″ LCD display to eschew 3D touch and stainless steel frame

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Fresh off the rumor mill is talk about the 2018 generation of the iPhones. It has been widely speculated the company behind iPhones will be releasing three different models of the iPhone for this fall’s big launch. To set the record straight,  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier predicted that Apple will later in the year unleash a  successor to the iPhone X with same screen size, a 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Plus, and an entry-level iPhone with a 6.1-inch display that is expected to be at the bottom of the pricing table.

Now, a fresh report from the same KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims the purported entry-level model with 6.1″ display will lose some key features so as to make it about $300 cheaper than the base iPhone X. He specifically claims the device will sell between $700 and $800 price range.

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According to the renowned analyst, the upcoming device will very much be similar to the iPhone X in terms of design but will ditch the stainless steel frame in favor of aluminum frame, while the dual rear-facing cameras and the 3D Touch will both be eliminated. For now,  It’s unclear if the back of the iPhone will also be forged from aluminum rather than glass, and as such we are not sure if wireless charging will be supported.

The device is expected to feature 3GB RAM, while the plug-type touch panel will be ditched in favor of the thin-film touch panel.

We would like to iterate that all these are all rumors/speculations,  so we advise you take them with a pinch of salt, pending official confirmation from Apple.

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