Apple's 6.1" iPhone 2018 fleshed out in a new render with a large single camera


After a CAD-based render, a dummy, and a screen protector set, it's time for a case-maker render of Apple's upcoming 6.1" iPhone with an LCD display. This one will sit at the bottom of the 2018 totem pole when it is released, expected to be priced in line with the current iPhone 8 at launch. This particular case maker has leaked many a design in the past, and they have turned out to be accurate, so we keep our hopes high that this is what Apple will release with eventual delay.

What you see at the front is indeed a notch, and it looks a bit wider than the one on the iPhone X, plus the bezels look slightly thicker. Given the reported issues with adjusting the TrueDepth camera kit on an LCD display, it's not completely out of the question that the 6.1" iPhone 2018 may sport slightly cruder front than its more refined (and more expensive) OLED brethren, the iPhone X 2018, and the alleged 6.4" X Plus.

Looking around at the back, we find a single camera, just as reported previously, but what seems to be a larger lens than what we have now on the iPhone 8, so there might be a brand new sensor and optics in there. A glass rear to facilitate wireless charging rounds up the rendered design suggestions, while a TouchID scanner is nowhere to be seen, reconfirming that Apple will be all Face ID and Memoji from now on. The dimensions of this new iPhone are expected to be 5.79 x 2.81" (147.12 x 71.52 mm), which makes it slightly taller and wider than the iPhone X, in line with the move from a 5.8" to a 6.1" panel.


If Apple indeed manages to pull off an improved single camera over the iPhone 8, the 2018 iPhone, with its larger display and true Memoji power, is shaping up to be a desirable upgrade, and maybe that's why analysts are predicting a super-cycle for Apple this year, again.

source: BGR

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17 Comments

2. Lasos

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

No touch ID = epic fail BTW hope there is a model with touch ID

3. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

iPhone don't need TouchID, only thing they need is to make FaceID faster. I never had issue with FaceID only time I had trouble when I was in bed. but that IMO is normal. iOS 12 made it even better.

6. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

FaceID is fast, it's just an extra swipe that makes people think its slow.

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

iPhone X didn't have a TouchID and it was really an epic fail.

8. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

I honestly don't care about fingerprint sensors as most of the damn time they fail to work on me as soon as I have minimum amount of oils on the tip of my fingers. It is the most annoying thing trying to rely on something that works perfectly one part of the day and fails like me in math class the other. As soon as residue starts building up on the sensor it starts rendering as useless and asks for a passcode anyway. I'm sitting here with a passcode protection only. At least Face ID doesn't fail on a greasy face, and that's all I care for. Of course, could be the older tech on 6S Plus and I'm wrong about the latest devices.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

FUGLY!

7. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

This year iphones look like for apple to cash on unknowledgable people with 6.1 screen inch iphone 9 model who have no idea there is no Touch ID on it on rear or on front or in screen.Better wait next year for 2019 iphones models apple might will add inscreen ultrasonic,optical fingerprint scanner when they become more mainstream next year as cost come down and inscreen speaker too if there they decided to remove the notch on it after watching several oppo,vivo,samsung,one+,huawei models on how create a notchless smartphones with bezeless screen and inscreen camera,speakers.

10. midan

Posts: 2724; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"who have no idea there is no Touch ID on it on rear or on front or in screen" I'm pretty sure people who going to buy one knows that it doesn't have touch ID

14. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Are you kidding? Removing Touch ID was one of Appel's main presentation topics during last year's iPhone keynote. Apple is not hiding the removal of Touch ID. They are actually advertising it. Correct me if I am wrong but Samsung is said to include inscreen fingerprint sensors with its 2019 flagships. Why would Apple be late to the party if they include this feature in their 2019 flagships too? Seeing all manufacturers following Apple's design trend (notch) in 2018, I believe that that the majority of OEMs will stick to the notch in 2019 as well. Actually, since the notch is a very new design element in smartphones, we need to assume that it will stay with us for ca. 4 years before real bezeless devices will come to the market. It will take suppliers time to develop cameras under the screen etc.

11. ahmadkun

Posts: 570; Member since: May 02, 2016

If it's LCD! How they will bend it at the bottom of the screen ? To get it without chin ?

15. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I think Apple solves this problem by going for slightly thicker bezels. Furthermore, there were quite a few articles on this and other websites that JDI found a way to bend LCDs (maybe not as much and flexible as OLEDs but it will do).

12. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Why is no one talking about that design with LCD. Pled was bent but LCD??

16. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Yeah... Hope they make a model with touch id.

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