IPhone X Plus: More details emerge about plans for 2018 iPhones

LG could soon strike deal with Apple to supply OLED panels for a 2018 iPhone X sequel

People were quick to judge Apple's decision as displays on iPhones are easily prone to damage, and now there's glass on both sides only to increase that risk.

By switching back to a metal back, Apple will be able to offer more color options. The iPhone X is Apple's first smartphone to use the OLED technology. The next-generation LCD iPhone is expected to cost less than the iPhone X as the company will also be introducing a new OLED model at around 6.5-inches as per Ming-Chi-Kuo. The metallic backs would be "available in several colors", which reminds us of the hard-plastic encased iPhone 5c, though the new iPhone would measure 6.1 inches, much larger than that 4-inch model. Now with the all glass iPhone 8, Apple can only offer Space Grey, Silver and Gold, meanwhile the iPhone X is limited to Space Grey and Silver.

Alongside this metal-backed iPhone, the source claims Apple is tentatively planning two new OLED handsets, one of which would be around 5.8 inches (like the iPhone X, which is now Apple's only OLED phone) and one of roughly 6.3 inches. Then again, if Apple sticks to the bezel-less design, a 5.8-inch iPhone should feel fairly close in the hand to a 4.7-inch iPhone 8, 7 or 6.

Nikkie also told that new iPhone will be assembled by a new manufacturer. Nikkei says Apple is reluctant to switch entirely to OLED in 2018 due to the fear of becoming over-reliant on Samsung.

The Japanese securities firm also claims that there will be an OLED iPhone that will feature a 5.8-inch display. Additional reports from Nikkei and Nomura Securities Co. Kuo, however, stated that all three 2018 models would debut with full-screen, edge-to-edge displays and the TrueDepth camera system that's now featured on the 10th anniversary iPhone. A different source told Nikkei that Casetek was already experimenting with metal casings for the LCD iPhone. This of course explains why the device is rumored to be a low-cost entry built for low-end and midrange markets.

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