While vast majority rumors and analysts claim that Apple will release three new iPhones this year: a successor of iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, and a budget LCD iPhone model. However, according to Foxconn employees, the company might launch two LCD iPhone models this year, one of which is likely to be the new “Dual-SIM Dual Standby” version that’s aimed at the Chinese market. (MacX)
Furthermore, Foxconn employees explain that there are four iPhone codenames: 801, 802, 803, and 804. The iPhones codenamed 801 and 802 are assumed to use a stainless steel frame, which corresponds to the 5.8-inch, 6.5-inch models featured with an OLED screen.
When it comes to iPhones that codenamed 803 and 804, we suspect that it’s two iPhones featured with an aluminum metal frame, which seems to be two 6.1-inch LCD models. One is a model with Dual-SIM capabilities, another one without Dual-SIM card tray.
Due to the special characteristics of the Chinese smartphone market, the Chinese generally has multiple mobile phone numbers. If Apple plans to launch a new iPhone designed for China, it’s reasonable, as it would attract some Android phone users to switch.
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