A new leak gives us an early look at the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone that’s going to be announced this September alongside a smaller 5.8-inch variant and a bigger 6.5-inch model. At first it was thought that all three will come with OLED panels, but the latest reports indicate that only two of them will feature OLED screens. The 6.1-inch model, which we will be discussing, will settle for the regular IPS LCD panel.
If the renders are to be believed, we see a very small change in the design compared to the current iPhone X. We’ve got a pronounced notched design, slim upper and side bezels, probably the same 19.5:9 aspect ratio, aluminum side frame and glass on the front and back.
The first thing we noticed is that the 6.1-inch model has just one camera on the back. This is another indication that we are seeing the “budget” variant with a single camera and IPS LCD.
Another report coming from Korean media outlet The Bell, claims that this iPhone will be delayed by two months due to some technical difficulties and it’s not ready for mass production. The expensive iPhones, on the other hand, meaning the successor to the iPhone X and a bigger version iPhone X Plus, are ready to go into production just in time, but that’s only because they are using OLED panels.
The LCD panels on the cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone are supplied by LG and Japan Display (JDI) and sources claim that they struggle to meet the demands. Plus, there’s some sort of backlight leakage around the notch, which pushes the launch schedule even further back. So we expect the device to hit the market sometime in November.
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