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Hands-On Video Shows Alleged 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Dummy Units

Mobile leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer this morning shared a hands-on video featuring alleged dummy units of the upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, just two days after rival leaker Ben Geskin posted images of two similar-looking dummy units.


The video, provided by Tigermobiles.com, offers a clearer view size-wise of the two new Face ID-equipped all-screen models, which are expected to accompany a second-generation iPhone X in Apple's 2018 smartphone line-up, due to launch in the fall.

Besides size, the clearest differentiator between the two handsets is the dual-lens rear camera on the iPhone X Plus and the single-lens on the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Both lenses clearly protrude from the back of the chassis.

Both models in the video feature a shiny silver frame, although Geskin's images depicted a frame on the 6.5-inch device that better matched the body color, similar to the current-generation iPhone X. Apple is thought to be using a steel frame on the larger device and an aluminum frame on the 6.1-inch iPhone as a cost-saving measure. Less clear on the video are the larger bezels on the 6.1-inch device to accommodate the lower-spec LCD display.

The dummy units used here both have white backs; well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the next-generation iPhone X models will be available in Black, White, and Gold, while the 6.1-inch model could come in a wide array of colors, including red, blue, orange, gray, and white.

Dummy units are typically based on design schematics leaked from Apple's supply chain in China, and these handsets tally with the rumors we've heard already, but we'll have to wait for Apple's official iPhone launch in September or thereabouts for the full story on the new smartphones' full feature set.

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11 weeks ago
Why don’t they place them next to a X. This doesn’t tell me anything
Rating: 24 Votes
11 weeks ago
Sick of these damn things getting bigger and bigger.
Rating: 14 Votes
11 weeks ago
Nails trimmed, vid cannot be taken seriously.
Rating: 14 Votes
11 weeks ago
I'll keep my iPhone X. I had every new iPhone on launch day for the past 11 years, but this time I will pass ne new one. I'm perfectly fine with my X, there is totally nothing I miss.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 weeks ago

Why don’t they place them next to a X. This doesn’t tell me anything


Was thinking the same thing. Place it next to existing iPhones (4.7, Plus, X) for a good comparison of physical size.
Rating: 6 Votes
11 weeks ago

I want my 36 seconds back.

It's just some random plastic slabs that someone probably 3D printed, and nothing more.


The article clearly States they are dummy units, they are just intended to show differentiation, not sure what else you’re expecting here.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago

If accurate, and that is a big if, it looks like Apple is sticking with the lightning connector rather than USB-C. At least that looks like a lightning connector to me.

I don't think we're going to see USB-C come to the iPhone, at least as the primary charging and data cable, for a long time, if ever.

USB-C is total mess.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago
I'm looking forward to the X-Plus (or whatever they call it). I'm currently rocking a 7 Plus which has served me well for 2 years and am very comfortable with the physical size (had a 6 Plus before that). I'm thinking the X-Plus may be similar in size physically but will of course have a much larger screen in comparison. All "pluses" in my book. :)
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago

Settings-->General-->Accessibility

I'd rather have slightly larger screen.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago

iPhone thicc

they should make it thicc enough so that the camera doesn't stick out!
Rating: 3 Votes

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