While we are only in the first quarter this year, the 2018 lineup of Apple iPhones are already being anticipated. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo keeps recently shared some details of the upcoming phones. The South Korean media outlet ETNews has now come up with an interesting piece of information. According to its latest report, Apple will include the Face ID in all three iPhones launching in fall this year.
The report further reveals, LG Innotek is assigned for the TrueDepth camera production. The company had earlier announced that it would be investing 877 billion won in 'camera module for mobile and new technology module business'. While it didn't provide any further details, this new report seems to be in line with that. Other than that, Apple said to have hired two mysterious Chinese companies, which will be taking care of any eventual extra modules needed.
As we already know, Apple is expected to launch two OLED models this year with the display sizes of 5.8 inches and 6.5-inches. There is will also a be a cheaper iPhone with a 6.1-inch LCD display. If all three models come equipped with the 3D face recognition technology, they will witness a huge demand, resulting in a growth in sales.
Other important features expected to come to the iPhones are Gigabit LTE connectivity and dual SIM standby. While Intel's new modems will be equipped with this functionality, we are not sure if Apple will incorporate the technology.
In a separate report, tech analytics firm Atherton Research claims that Apple will be reduce the size of the notch as the TrueDepth camera module will get smaller in future. However, it will take a while for it to be applied on the mass scale.
Atherton also expects that Apple would also add in-display finger scanner to the future iPhones. So the 2018 lineup of iPhones are likely to feature the Face ID as well as the in-display fingerprint scanner.
Well, it remains to be seen whether or not these speculations will come true. While we are slightly doubtful about the reports from Korean media, Ming-Chi Kuo is usually bang on with his predictions.