Apple’s upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will lack some of the features found in the 5.8-inch and rumored 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The LCD iPhone is expected to have the same notched design as the iPhone X as well as Face ID; however, to achieve a lower price it will use an aluminum frame instead of a stainless steel one. It will also have just a single-lens rear camera and drop 3D Touch.
Kuo also predicts that the 6.1-inch device will not use a stacked logic board or L-shaped battery pack; rather, it will use a standard non-stacked logic board and rectangle battery like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The new LCD iPhone is expected to cost between $700 and $800 USD up from a previous estimate of $650-$750. It will purportedly be announced in September/October alongside the new 5.8-inch iPhone X and 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. Kuo believes it could account for around 50% of new iPhone shipments.