Size and design
The iPhone X Plus is likely to have the same design as the existing iPhone X, but with a larger size. It also features a borderless design with no Home button and a recess on the top for storing face recognition components.
The previous supply chain design shows that the device measures 157.53mm x 77.44mm x 7.85mm. For comparison, the current iPhone 8 Plus measures 158.4mm x 78.1mm x 7.5mm. This means that the iPhone X Plus may be shorter, narrower, but thicker.
In other respects, we expect the iPhone X Plus to have the same glass back and stainless steel bezel as the current iPhone X. A report also hinted that it might offer a new golden color scheme and support dual card dual standby.
The iPhone X Plus is expected to carry a 6.4-inch OLED display with a ppi between 480-500 and a resolution of approximately 1242 x 2688. In contrast, the current iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are 458ppi and 401ppi respectively. Compared to the LCD screen of the iPhone 8 Plus, the OLED screen will perform better in color display.
Although some earlier reports said that the iPhone X Plus will use a 6.5-inch screen, the latest design shows that the actual available screen size is 6.4 inches. In any case, the iPhone X Plus's display will be significantly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, but its body size is almost the same.
TSMC recently began mass production of a 7-nanometer processor that will be used in this year's iPhone series. This processor is likely to be named A12 by Apple. Currently, iPhone X uses the A11 bionic processor.
It's worth noting that the A12 is Apple's first 7-nanometer-based processor that is faster, smaller, and more efficient than the previous 10 nanometer processor. In addition, the running memory of the iPhone X Plus may be larger than the 3GB of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, reaching 4GB.
Although there are rumors that the 2018 iPhone model will be completely transferred to USB-C, a recent report shows that Apple will continue to use the Lightning interface this year, but the report also implies that Apple will provide USB-C in the box to Lightning charging cable, and USB-C charger.
It is said that the iPhone X Plus will be equipped with the same dual camera settings as the current iPhone X, which means that the new machine will get a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens for portrait mode and other functions. While some initially thought this year will be the year the iPhone entered the three-camera design, it doesn't seem to be the case.
However, what remains unclear is what technology will be used in this dual camera device. The iPhone X has 12 million camera pixels, and we're not sure if the iPhone X Plus will make any improvements in this area.
One of the most frightening things for many users who are hoping for the iPhone X Plus is price. The iPhone X for 2017 starts at $999, and many people worry that the price of the iPhone X Plus will be prohibitively high.
However, analysts don't seem to think so. One analyst said that since the iPhone X released last year did not bring a real "super cycle", Apple will reduce the 5.8-inch iPhone X successor to $899 this year, and the iPhone X Plus starts at 999. Dollar.
It is worth noting that Apple's pricing in products is often unexpected and cannot be predicted in advance. Although the hardware configuration can be tracked through the supply chain, pricing is still uncertain. There is also a report that Apple expects the iPhone X Plus to be the most popular model this year, even surpassing the cheaper LCD models.
As in the past few years, it is widely expected that Apple will announce the launch of the iPhone X Plus and other new iPhones at its September launch, and then push the new machine into the market in the next few weeks.