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Two 6.1-inch iPhones Coming, Will Start at $550 (Report)

Adding to the growing pile of 2018 iPhone rumors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a research note that there may be two 6.1-inch iPhones this year, including one with dual SIM card slots. That's according to a report from MacRumors.

The 2017 iPhone lineup. Credit: Tom's Guide

(Image credit: The 2017 iPhone lineup. Credit: Tom's Guide)

Kuo suggests that a dual-SIM iPhone could fall between $650 and $750, while the standard model would be cheaper, between $550 and $650. A dual SIM option could also be more popular in Asia, where more phones that support that feature are already built, as well as among travelers worldwide. The 6.1-inch iPhones will likely feature LCD displays, while OLED models will be far more pricey. Kuo also believes the 6.5-inch OLED model will have dual-SIM capabilities.

It's possible, Kuo says, that the cheaper iPhone will hit mass production a few weeks later because of the decision to add the dual-SIM capability, and that Apple expects to see strong sales of the device.

Three new iPhones
, in the style of the iPhone X, are expected this fall, including the 6.1-inch LCD version, 5.8 inch and 6.5-inch OLED model. A new version of the iPhone SE has been an on-again, off-again rumor, most recently seen in a Eurasian regulatory filing pointing at a potential May launch.

Andrew E. Freedman

Andrew E. Freedman is an editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming as well as keeping up with the latest news. He holds a M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Kotaku, PCMag, Complex, Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag among others.