Apple is going to release a cheaper version of the iPhone. According to the reports the model is going to have thicker bezels and surprisingly this cheaper version is going to have 6.1-inch LCD iPhone over the OLED models in the 2018 iPhone lineup, a new report claims that Apple has preferred a ‘Full Active LCD’ panel for the cheaper model to offer a big display area for the users.
The company has tied up with Japan Display to manufacture the required LCD panel. The Japanese manufacturer is designing a third-generation ‘Japan Pixel Eyes’ touch sensor. Due to the advancements in terms of designing – despite using cheaper products such as an LCD screen on the iPhone over an OLED panel, the company is claimed to have some manufacturing constraints. Therefore they will not be able to launch the 6.1-inch model along with the other two new iPhone versions in September. Instead, the company plans to release the affordable model sometime in November. Other news said that the iPhone maker is preparing new iPad Pro models that will not be including a headphone jack and will have the same Face ID technology that first iPhone X used to have last year.
Japan’s Macotakara says that the 6.1-inch iPhone model will debut this year with a Full Active Display from Japan Display. The Japan Pixel Eyes touch sensor will help Apple to offer thin bezels at the cheap price point, despite using an LCD panel. Manufacturers will offer as thin bezels as 0.5mm. In comparison, the iPhone X has nearly a 1mm thick bezel.
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The Japanese report says that the 6.1-inch iPhone will have a “four-side narrow frame”. This will provide a compact design – irrespective of a display panel larger than the 5.8-inch display of the iPhone X. The glass panels of the 2018 iPhone family claim that the LCD model will not have as thin bezels as its OLED counterparts. The new model will have prominent bezels as any major distinctions over the expensive iPhone models this year.
The latest report contradicts a previous rumor claiming the presence of LG’s MLCD+ panel on the 6.1-inch iPhone model. Apple has been considering certain areas to pick the right panel for the handset that is expected to be the cheapest in the new iPhone family till now.
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