Giant iPhone X Plus to launch in gold, offer dual-SIM support

Delia Walker
March 1, 2018

The big phone is codenamed D33, a person familiar with its development says, and at least some prototypes include a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688.

The other two predicted launches include an upgraded handset in the same size as the the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone's key features. Apple also plans a gold-colored device to help boost sales in Asia, Bloomberg reported.

Each handset will take design ques and features from the current iPhone X. Gurman said Apple wants to appeal to a wider range of consumers, including people who want a cheaper option.

According to Bloomberg, Apple iPhone X Plus will be a bigger brother of iPhone X and will come with a 6.5-inch screen. What was made clear was that all three of these iPhone models for 2018 will feature Face ID and that edge-to-edge screen of the iPhone X. The images, seen below, show a phone with a 6.5-inch display, with edge-to-edge screen design.

Apple recently announced that it was planning to release three new smartphones later in 2018, and the products appear to be a deviation from the most recent offerings.

To cater for more global markets, the larger model could come with a dual-SIM card. Knowing what we do about iPhone sales, it's not surprising that Apple is hoping to boost sales by making an affordable iPhone with numerous bells and whistles of the high-end model. However, if the company pursues the idea of eSIM technology, then the dual-SIM might not be an option.

Bloomberg further suggests that the phone will explore the idea of a dual-SIM.

The iPhone X is also set to get an upgrade come this fall, according to the report. This may be scrapped, however, if they proceed with their E-SIM tech that lets devices connect to cellular networks without inserting the traditional SIM card.

These devices were the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the hugely anticipated iPhone X. They will feature upgraded augmented reality (AR) capabilities, deeper Siri integration, digital health monitoring, and of course, Animojis. It will also use an aluminum casing instead of stainless steel found on iPhone X models to keep the cost under control.

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