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New iPhone models with dual-SIM option and Gigabit LTE are expected to launch in 2018

The 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones expected to be released in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)
The 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones expected to be released in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)
The dual-SIM feature could end up on the OLED models already leaked a week ago. The gigabit LTE speeds will be provided by the Intel XMM 7560 and Snapdragon X20 LTE chips.

Apparently there is great demand for dual-SIM phones in the US, and Apple intends to add this feature to its 2018 iPhones, along with improved LTE speeds. According to KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could boost the LTE speeds in the gigabit range by using a combo made of Intel XMM 7560 and Snapdragon X20 LTE chips. Apple might not be the first to introduce gigabit LTE speeds, as there already are 1 Gbps downlink smartphones from Samsung on the market. The gigabit LTE feature should be paving the way for the larger adoption of the upcoming 5G standard.

The dual-SIM option might come at a premium, so it will probably end up on the OLED models announced a week ago, which also feature the bezel-less display that resembles the one found on the iPhone X. These new models are probably the equivalent of the S models from the past, as they are also expected to cost less than the iPhone X flagship.

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-11-22 (Update: 2017-11-23)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.