The iPhone 9 and the new X models are smartphones that are already under development. Apple will only present them in ten months. But we have already received information about new additions that should appear, it was provided to us by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He mentions new antennas that will provide a higher data transfer speed in LTE networks.
iPhone X is sold like hot cakes. Also very good selling model 8 Plus. Meanwhile, Apple is already working on new models of phones with iOS. The iPhone 9 and the new X models should receive antennas with a liquid crystal polymer (LCP). These antennas are characterized by improved performance in the high frequency range, as well as in high temperature and humidity conditions. New smartphones with iOS should receive at least two such modules.
In the new iPhone, Apple should supply the LTE modem to the Intel XMM 7560 or Qualcomm Snapdragon X20. They both support 4 × 4 MIMO, whereas the current generation of iOS phones provides support for only 2 × 2 MIMO. New smartphones should allow faster data transfer from the LTE network. Even at a speed of about 1 Gbit / s.
iPhone 9, most likely, will be the only new model of the phone Apple, which will receive an LCD screen. It should be a panel with a diagonal of 6.1 inches. Next year we can also see the iPhone X 2 and X Plus. They will be equipped with OLED displays. Models 9 Plus, most likely, will not.
iPhone 9 and new models X without changes in Face ID.
In all new models, Apple plans to reduce frames and apply TrueDepth cameras with the Face ID function. Rumors suggest that we should not expect this function to be radically changed. This is due to the fact that the giant from Cupertino and so ahead of the competition for several years. Therefore, Apple will focus on other opportunities for new smartphones.