We’ve been hearing echoes of Apple launching three smartphones this year for a long long time but a fresh report from 9to5Mac claims the Cupertino giant will introduce the first ever dual SIM iPhone this year.
As per the report by 9to5Mac, the iOS 12 developer beta had references like “second SIM status” and “second SIM tray status” which is a very clear sign of the dual SIM feature. To supplement that report, Bloomberg has additionally reported that the cheap LCD iPhone X launching this year will be the one to sport dual SIM functions.
This report makes sense because the LCD iPhone is targeted at emerging markets which are mostly dominated by Android smartphones and these very commonly have dual SIM options. Hence, introducing an affordable dual SIM iPhone in such countries will lead to better sales. Obviously, there are no signs from Apple related to this rumoured feature as of now. The LCD iPhone X is expected to cost as low as $600. Other reports have even claimed a price as low as $400-$500.
The LCD iPhone X is largely believed to feature a 6.1-inch panel and due to the low price tag will sacrifice some of the high-end features. Those include wireless charging since it will possess a metal back design and 3D Touch. Thankfully, Face ID won’t be skipped as Apple stays loyal to its face authentication system. We’ve seen many dummies, CAD renders, mockups and what not in the past month that has left us with a good idea of the overall look and feel of the phone. The trio of iPhone X is believed to be coming in September.