You don't want to feel like you just burned $1,000 if your iPhone X shatters when you (inevitably) drop it in your driveway when you're getting out of your auto, now do you?
Nikkei's report corroborates with predictions from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The OLED iPhones will come in two sizes: 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch. According to the long-time reviewer of just about anything that's ever been on American retail shelves, the iPhone 8 is more durable than the iPhone X, and can operate longer on a fully charged battery than the more-expensive model.
As Samsung Display continues to be the exclusive OLED screen supplier for the Apple iPhone X, the California-based giant is aiming to bring other players into the production foray so that it can command better prices for this particular component. The iPhone X is Apple's first smartphone to use the OLED technology. The metallic backs would be "available in several colors", which reminds us of the hard-plastic encased iPhone 5c, though the new iPhone would measure 6.1 inches, much larger than that 4-inch model.
The report contains information about how both these models will have similar specs as that of the iPhone X, except one notable difference: dual sim support! Additional reports from Nikkei and Nomura Securities Co.
If Kuo's assessment proves to be accurate, this is what Apple's iPhone lineup is going to look like next year. All three handsets will come with Apple's TrueDepth camera for Face ID. While the third device would be a more budget-friendly option and will trade the OLED display for a 6.1-inch liquid-crystal display. Casetek now supplies Apple with LCD screens for its iPads, so it could also be tapped by Apple to supply the new iPhone model with LCD panels. This of course explains why the device is rumored to be a low-cost entry built for low-end and midrange markets.
In September Patently Apple posted a report titled "LG Could Possibly Enter Apple's OLED Supply Chain as early as H2 2018 if Plans are on Track".