We are just a few weeks away from the launch of one of the most anticipated phones on the planet, the new iPhone. As with any popular phone before its launch, there are a bunch of leaks and rumors about it, mostly true, revealing what to expect.
Here’s the latest leak confirming some of the previous rumored specifications and price brackets.
3 New Models
The new iPhones are expected to come in 3 variants, differing in screen size and hardware. The new leaks are from Ming-Chi Kuo, who is an Apple analyst known for his solid record in predicting upcoming iPhones and most of their features.
The leak says that out of the 3 rumored variants, only the top two tier one will be launch in September whereas the “entry-level” iPhone will be coming later this year and won’t be sharing the stage with its two higher-end siblings.
The two variants that are expected to launch in September come with better specifications over the entry-level model.
First off, there are going to be two screen size available, 6.5-inches and 5.8-inches. Both will be OLED, as seen on the iPhone X.
RAM will also be 4GB, which might sound low in 2018 with flagships launching with 6GB and 8GB of RAM but keep in mind that Apple stuck with only 1GB or 2GB of RAM for quite a while and still performed on par with its Android counterparts. This is mostly due to the better software and hardware optimizations on iPhones.
Moreover, the 6.5-inch model will have a 3,400mAh battery whereas the 5.8-inch model will have a 2,800mAh battery. The rest of the specifications are mostly the same for all three, except for the price. The price leak is on par with the previous rumor of a $900 iPhone X successor and a $700 entry level iPhone.
The entry-level model is expected to have a 6.1-inch screen but will be using an LCD panel instead of an OLED panel. The frame of the phone is also expected to be aluminum instead of the stainless steel currently found on the iPhone X.
Color options are going to be plenty for this variant, 5 in fact, as compared to 3 on the other two models. RAM also sees a downgrade to just 3GB. As far as the processors are concerned, all 3 variants will use Apple’s newest A12 chipset.
There’s still no hint of what Apple is planning to call its newest iteration of iPhones, we’ll have to wait until September for that.