6.1-Inch 2018 iPhone Again Said to Come in Multiple Colours, With No Red Variant

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6.1-Inch 2018 iPhone Again Said to Come in Multiple Colours, With No Red Variant

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Highlights
  • New report states LCD iPhone to come in six colour options
  • Ming-Chi Kuo claims five options, no Gold for LCD iPhone
  • This report claims Gold is an option, no Red variant in the offing

Apple is expected to launch three variants of the iPhone this year - one 5.8-inch iPhone X successor, and one 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus variant which is touted to be the most premium of the lot, and a last 6.1-inch LCD display variant, which is expected to be the cheapest of the lot. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier predicted that this variant would launch in multiple colour options, and now a new report corroborates that claim, suggestsingthat the LCD variant will come in as many as six colour options to choose from.

A new report from Macotakara suggests that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone variant will come in six colour options - White, Black, Flash Yellow, Bright Orange, Electric Blue, and Taupe or Gold. While Kuo also predicted that the phone will sport multiple colour variants, he only listed five - Grey, White, Blue, Orange, and Red - as options. Kuo expects Red to be a colour option, but this latest report claims that Gold and Yellow variant s will be added to the mix, but not Red. Kuo, on the other hand, claims that the two top-end variants of the 2018 lineup will only arrive in a new Gold colour option, alongside the usual Black and White.

In any case, both the rumours come to one consensus - the iPhone LCD variant for this year will be launched in a slew of colours. The last iPhone that saw so many colour options was the iPhone 5c, and considering that this 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is also going to be Apple's cheapest offering, these rumours hold some gravity.

Kuo also predicted that the 6.1-inch LCD model will retail for around $700, while the top-end 6.5-inch OLED will retail for around $1,000, the same as the iPhone X. All of these new iPhone models are expected to be priced rather aggressively. The company is also said to be working on bringing a triple camera setup at the rear with AR capabilities for its 2019 models. This year, it is reportedly looking to increase battery life, and introduce dual-SIM functionality.

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Further reading: iPhone 2018 Models, Apple
Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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