Apple's 6.5-Inch 'iPhone X Plus' Said to Have 1242 x 2688 Resolution, Could Come With Dual-SIM and Gold Color Option

Apple in 2018 will release three new iPhones, according to a report shared by Bloomberg this morning. The three devices, as we've heard before, will include an upgraded version of the iPhone X, "the largest iPhone ever" with a screen size close to 6.5 inches, and a third less expensive model.

Apple is said to be aiming to offer "a model for everyone" to rekindle iPhone sales after iPhone X sales came in lower than analyst expectations last quarter.

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Bloomberg's report confirms details we've been hearing from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often shares accurate insight into Apple's plans. Kuo has said for months now that Apple is working on a second-generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a larger 6.5-inch OLED iPhone that can be thought of as an "iPhone X Plus," and a lower-cost 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display.

While the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature a lower price tag, Kuo (and now Bloomberg) say all three devices will feature Face ID. The three devices will also feature edge-to-edge displays with the exception of a notch on the front of each device that will house the TrueDepth camera system.

The two higher-end devices will use A12 processors and will feature stainless steel edges, and at least one model could be available in gold, a color Apple is said to be considering adding. As for the lower-cost model, it will feature aluminum edges to keep costs down. Like the two higher-end models, it will feature a glass back for wireless charging.

For the larger iPhone model, Apple is said to be considering implementing a dual-SIM feature that would make it easier for people to switch carriers when traveling, but Bloomberg says it's not yet clear if the company will implement the feature.

Apple hasn't made a final decision on including the feature and could choose to wait for E-SIM technology, which will connect phones to multiple networks without the need for a removable chip. Apple has wanted to offer E-SIM technology, but some carriers are resistant to the idea and Apple needs their support. A dual-SIM capability would provide a compromise.

Apple's largest iPhone, which will measure in at 6.5 inches, is code named "D33." According to Bloomberg, some prototypes of this device feature a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688. Kuo has previously said the device will feature 480 to 500 pixels per inch, similar to the new 5.8-inch model, codenamed "D32."

Our first look at what could be the display for Apple's larger 6.5-inch iPhone leaked over the weekend, allegedly sourced from an LG Display plant in Vietnam. Apple is rumored to be sourcing displays for the larger 6.5-inch iPhone from LG, so the leak is potentially accurate.

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As you might expect, the display component and digitizer looks a lot like an iPhone X display, only larger. The cutout at the top for the TrueDepth camera is visible, but little else can be gleaned from the image.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is already running production tests with suppliers, and so we could start seeing a significant pickup in part leaks in the near future.

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Top Rated Comments

Chopper9 Avatar
82 months ago
I can't believe these morons are going to bring out the iPhone X plus the size of the iPhone 8 plus. Instead of just giving us the SCREEN SIZE of the iPhone 8 plus in a smaller body (bezel-less). Nobody enjoys carrying around a phone that large!!!! It's been the only complaint of the plus size phones for 3 generations... we love the screen size... we hate the big bulky phone. How is this not completely obvious to anyone with half a brain cell?
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sirious Avatar
82 months ago
Dual SIM? No chance.
They'll probably add Apple SIM ('https://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/apple-sim/') before they think of doing that!

Also, that'll mean they have space for 2 SIMs, but not a headphone jack?! o_O
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
currentinterest Avatar
82 months ago
I find quotes like this detract from the overall effect of the article.

“Apple is said to be aiming to offer "a model for everyone" to rekindle iPhone sales after iPhone X sales came in lower than analyst expectations last quarter. ”

Regardless of sales, these models were being designed and production planned long before any sales data were in. It is disengenuos to assert these models were designed to “rekindle” anything. It is simply poor journalism and the writer and editors should know better.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peterh988 Avatar
82 months ago
I hope they don't pull the 'better camera in bigger phone' trick.

I want the good camera in the smaller factor, please.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stoopkidblues Avatar
82 months ago
I’m sorry but that is massive. Owned the ‘Plus’ versions before getting the ‘X’ and can say the smaller body makes the larger screen more accessible.

Even those with ”larger than average-sized hands” would have a hard time swiping Notification Center down with one thumb on that ‘Plus’ mock-up, right?

To each their own, but I just want Apple to stop limiting features exclusively to ‘Plus’ models just because they’re larger.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
William Gates Avatar
82 months ago
My wallet is ready
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)