Apple's Dual-Sim 6.1-inch LCD iPhone May Be Geographically Limited
Earlier this week, references were found in iOS 12 beta code suggesting that a dual-SIM version of the new iPhones will be made available. Now, according to the Economic Daily News, it's being reported that the dual-SIM capabilities will be limited to the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone -- the cheapest of the three. And to further narrow things down, it's being reported that the this dual-SIM iPhone will only be available in China.
The 6.1-inch iPhone will be able to hit a lower price point because it will allegedly use an aluminum frame instead of the steel unibody of the 5.8- and 6.5-inch iPhone X models. In addition, it's reported that this particular phone will also lose 3D Touch capabilities within the display, although this probably won't be a big loss to many users. App developers in general have failed to really capitalize on this feature and discoverability is a sore point as well. It also will reportedly have a single rear camera instead of the trick dual-camera setup.
While it may be the 2018 entry-level model, the 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to retain many of the same features as its more premium siblings including the iPhone X design with a notched display, Face ID biometric authentication, wireless charging, and Apple A12 processor. It's also rumored that this model will come in a wider range of colors (thanks to its aluminum body) including grey, white, blue, red and orange.