Apple will release three new iPhone models this year. Among these will be a smaller version of the iPhone X, a bigger iPhone X Plus and a third 6.1-inch device with an LCD panel. The last one is speculated to be the iPhone SE 2, however, nothing is definite. Today, a new report has claimed that the smaller version of the iPhone X, with a 5.85-inch display, will be cheaper than the original.
A senior analyst at Digitimes Research has claimed that the Cupertino giant has found ways to reduce the production cost of the smaller iPhone X variant. To be specific, the Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM) for the 5.85-inch iPhone X is 10 percent lesser than the original phone.
He also mentioned, “For the new lineup, Lin believes the 5.85-inch OLED iPhone may be the cheapest of the three new devices, as some of the smartphone’s recent engineering samples have adopted components with lower-level specifications or lower capacities than those of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with LPDDR memory being one of the major differences.”
Keeping in line with this low production cost, this version might be the cheapest of all three upcoming phones. Benjamin Geskin, a popular tipster has also mentioned about the Rose Gold variant of the 2018 version of the iPhone X. But can we completely trust Geskin? Only time will tell.
Last year, the same tipster predicted a Rose Gold colour for the iPhone X. However, no such thing happened. This year, he has posted a Rose Gold coloured render with an image of the sim tray to support his claim. With a history of hits and misses, we can’t really decide on the matter as of now. However, the news of the smaller version of the iPhone X being cheaper is a good news for Apple fans.
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