Rumors of a 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD panel have been ripe this year, and now KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that it could start at a budget price tag of $550 and potentially ship with dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) technology.
The DSDS-capable iPhone may contain two SIM card slots but may not support eSIM support. A second variant with the same dimensions is also said to be in plans with a $650 price tag.
6.1″ LCD iPhone may have model that supports DSDS. If the 6.1″ LCD iPhone comes with DSDS and single-SIM models, we believe it will result in two benefits: (1) more price segments would be created, significantly boosting shipments via the low-price single-SIM model. For instance, if the DSDS model sells for US$650-750, the single-SIM model may sell for US$550-650; and (2) the DSDS model will help increase market share in China and commercial markets.
If rumors are to be believed, DSDS technology will also be present in Apple’s top of the line iPhone this year with a 6.5-inch OLED display.
One of the advantages DSDS provides to the end user is that users don’t have to swap SIM cards as they travel between borders. Hence, if people need to jump between providers, this functionality will come in really handy.
With a budget price tag, the 6,1-inch iPhone is already beginning to become Apple’s most popular iPhone in 2018.
Rumors of a curved iPhone have been circulating the internet lately along with an iPhone that will sport a triple lens camera. All in due time, though. Stay tuned with iOS Appers for more news and rumors circling the iPhone launch!