Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in 2018. However, the one that’s getting enormous attention is the rumored iPhone X Plus. The grapevine seems to have gone on an endless speculation spree about the iPhone X Plus features with several alleged schematics surfacing on the Internet too frequently.
It was in 2014 that Apple decided to shift its gear and solely focus on the big screen smartphones. If the nearly bezel-free iPhone X with the 5.8-inch screen was a glimpse into the future, 2018 is going to be a massive shift in that direction. Read on…
iPhone X Plus Features: Rumor Roundup
While I still find the current size of the iPhone X perfectly fine, there is a fast-growing section of the users that want a big screen device for all seasons. And, the tech giant wants to tap into this segment in time. Just the way it did with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus four years ago…
iPhone X Plus Design
The iPhone X Plus will continue to sport the same design that its predecessor features. It will have the glass back, stainless steel frame and edge-to-edge display. Yes, it will continue to have the notch as well.
Knowing that the iPhone X was found to be one of the most breakable smartphones Apple ever made, I expect the device will have a stronger glass and be slightly more resistant to drops.
As per reports, the iPhone will have the best display on any smartphone. The ultra-large 6.5-inch screen size will boast 1,242-by-2,688, 455 pixels-per-inch (PPI). Some rumor mills put the number at around 500 PPI. If they prove to be true, the device will be an excellent gadget for watching media and playing video games.
Samsung has continued to be the main supplier of the OLED screen for the 2018 iPhones. To ensure there is no delay in production, Apple has also given the responsibility to LG. As per the last report, LG is said to produce up to 4 million OLED screens for the upcoming iPhones.
The big screen device will likely have a triple-lens camera system. The robust camera will be equipped to enable superior 3D sensing via stereoscopic vision. Another obvious advantage would be that the device would be able to snap a lot sharper shots at different angles. It will also empower augmented reality.
Just a few months back Huawei launched P20 Pro with triple lens camera. The device has a massive 40-megapixel primary lens, 8-megapixel sensor, and 20-megapixel monochrome sensor. It’s being praised for being able to capture fascinating shots.
I have tried my hands on the dual-camera on the iPhone X and found it really stunning. And with the addition of one more lens to its arsenal, it’s gonna be a favorite gadget for mobile photographers.
With the arrival of three lenses, the new smartphone will be able to give the mighty DSLR a long run. I’m not saying that the iPhone will defeat the professional camera. All I’m saying is that the difference is shrinking with amazing pace.
Dual-SIM (E-SIM Technology)
Rumors about the arrival of dual-SIM have been going on and off for several years. The major roadblock that’s preventing the introduction of eSIM (also called eUICC– embedded Universal Circuit Card) is the resistance by the carriers. It will basically allow users to switch to other networks without using a removable chip.
“Apple hasn’t made a final decision on including the feature and could choose to wait for E-SIM technology, which will connect phones to multiple networks without the need for a removable chip. Apple has wanted to offer E-SIM technology (it already exists in the iPad and Apple Watch), but some carriers are resistant to including it in iPhones, and Apple needs their support. A dual-SIM capability would provide a compromise.” – Bloomberg
As a user, I would really welcome the eSIM to arrive on the device. It provides more flexibility to users to change carriers as and when they want.
Times when you are moving to other parts of the world or just don’t want to use any network as it’s not living up to the mark, this new tech can come very handy.
Hopefully, the carrier providers finally give the E-Technology a go ahead.
iPhone X Plus Battery
The big screen smartphone is rumored to have a robust 3400mAh battery. If it really happens for the iPhone, you can expect it to offer a long battery life.
Apple’s flagship devices have always been more efficient when it comes to offering consistent battery life. That’s why; you see even a 1800mAh battery on an iPhone outperforming most large batteries on Android devices.
With the addition of a high-capacity charger, Apple’s newest phablet will instantly find favor among the folks who are in the habit of using the device extensively. Even though I don’t put my iPhone on an overdrive every day, I always want to see my device to have enough juice to let me go through a music session in the twilight without any hiccup.
4GB RAM and A12 Chip
Recently, OnePlus launched its smartphone with 8 GB RAM and boasted its lightning fast speed. The device even outperformed the iPhone X in the speed test. Well, I’m not saying that Apple should go for the 6 or even 8GB of RAM.
All I’m saying is that it’s time to upgrade it. And I’m glad that the tech giant is believed to bring 4GB RAM on the OLED models.
What could be icing on the cake is the more advanced A12 chip with the 7-nanometer design. The smaller and more efficient chip will make the iPhone run faster and more smoothly. No doubt, the device will once again be back at the top of the ladder when it comes decimating the opponents in the speed test.
According to an alleged benchmark conducted for the 2018 iPhones, the device received the single-core score of 4673 and a multi-core score of 10912.
Comparatively the A11 processor had received the single-core score of 4206 and a multi-core score of 10128. It means the newest chip is around 10% faster than its predecessor.
USB C Port
USB C port is finally going to make its way into the iPhone. It can come handy for several pivotal things. For instance, it will enable the device to get powered up a lot faster. Besides, it will also assist in transferring data with lightning fast speed. On top of all, you won’t have to buy a converter to sync the device with your MacBook Pro.
iPhone X Plus Price
I believe the price of the iPhone X Plus will start at $999 and might even max out at $1,300. Though various reports have suggested that Apple may slash the price of its flagship smartphones, I’m yet to buy those predictions.
Famous Apple analyst believes that the budget model will cost between $700-$800, whereas the 5.8-inch model will have the price tag of $800-$900. And he goes on to add that the 6.5-inch iPhone will be available for $900-$1,000. It would be really cool if he gets it right as well.
As for colors, you may be slightly disappointed to know that Apple won’t add too many new color variants. Though you can expect the rose gold to be the newbie. I guess, the device will be available in only three colors: Rose Gold, Space Gray, and Silver.
iPhone X Plus Release Date
This year, you should expect the new iPhones to hit the deck in time as there are no visible roadblocks in the production. Apple is likely to unveil the new iPhones in the first week of September this year and launch it in the third week of the same month.
Remain Tuned in For More!
Rest assured, we will keep on updating this post to help you stay in sync with everything that’s likely to line up for the iPhone. So, keep this post under your radar.
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