The iPhone X has taken the smartphone world by storm. Apple is struggling to catch up with the demand. Its competitors are feeling the heat. And consumers are falling in love with the iPhone X’s beautiful design and Face ID. The 10th-anniversary iPhone has been around only for a week, but concept designers think it’s never too early to talk about a bigger iPhone X Plus.
The iPhone X Plus concept has a 6.7-inch display
Whatever the next year’s flagship iPhones are called, noted designer Martin Hajek believes Apple could launch a bigger sibling of the current iPhone X. He unsurprisingly refers to it as the iPhone X Plus. Hajek’s iPhone X Plus concept has a massive 6.7-inch display. While creating the concept renders, he increased the screen size by the same ratio Apple had increased the display size from iPhone 8 to the iPhone 8 Plus.
The device looks absolutely stunning. It keeps the appearance of the iPhone X, except that it is slightly bigger. The phone has a bezel-less OLED display with a notch at the top. On the back, there is a dual camera system and the iconic Apple logo. Martin Hajek did not talk about its features and specifications. But if a bigger OLED phone is coming in 2018, we would expect a faster processor, iOS 12 software, improved water-resistance, and faster wireless charging.
The iPhone X manages to pack a giant 5.8-inch display despite being similar in size to the iPhone 8. Martin Hajek says the iPhone X Plus has the same size as the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. The concept phone is able to offer a bigger screen due to a bezel-less design and the lack of home button. Hajek’s concept comes just weeks after iDropNews released their own renders of a 6.4-inch iPhone X Plus.
You can check out Martin Hajek’s complete collection here. Would you be interested in buying an iPhone X Plus that offer more screen real estate? Or the standard iPhone X is big enough?
Apple to launch two OLED iPhones next year
A few days ago, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple was working on not one but two flagship OLED iPhones for 2018. We can expect one of them to have a bigger screen than the current iPhone X. Kuo added that Apple would add more stainless steel parts around the case to enhance the data transmission quality. It means the 2018 iPhones will bring some visual changes.
The KGI Securities analyst has learned from supply chain sources that the upcoming OLED iPhones would see specification upgrades. But Apple will not add the TrueDepth camera on the back, said Kuo. He has a pretty good track record when it comes to Apple products. The analyst also believes that all the iPhones coming out in 2018 would feature Face ID rather than Touch ID for security.
A separate report claims that Apple is planning to drop the Qualcomm chips from its 2018 iPhones and iPads. The tech giant could source chips for the future iPhones from Intel. Apple and Qualcomm are locked in a bitter legal dispute over patent royalties.
The iPhone X itself was originally supposed to launch in 2018. But Apple rushed the product’s development to mark the 10th anniversary of its iconic product. Analysts believe that the iPhone X would continue to sell in record numbers through 2018. Apple’s smartphone sales are estimated to reach a record 262 million units in 2018 on the back of the iPhone X.