“We already know the device is said to have some iPhone X features, including Face ID, but with some design compromises to achieve a cheaper price point,” Rossignol reports. “That will include an LCD screen, as known, and now Kuo says the device will have an aluminum frame, single-lens rear camera, and no 3D Touch.”
“Kuo believes the 6.1-inch iPhone will be a mid-range device priced between $700 and $800 in the United States, up from his previous $650 to $750 estimate,” Rossignol reports. “The device is expected to be announced around September-October as usual alongside a new 5.8-inch iPhone X and a larger 6.5-inch version dubbed iPhone X Plus.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It certainly makes sense to differentiate the mid-range iPhone(s) from the flagship iPhone(s).