In 2017, Apple had skipped the iPhone 9 moniker to launch iPhone X alongside iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones. A new report that surfaced few days into the New Year had revealed that Apple may launch the iPhone 9 series smartphone this year. The lineup is expected to include iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus. It is said that the iPhone 9 could be arriving as the spiritual successor for the 4-inch iPhone SE phone from 2016. Reputed leakster and industry expert @OnLeaks has partnered with Geeksblog to bring the CAD renders of the rumored iPhone 9.
iPhone 9 renders
The iPhone 9 is expected to measure around 138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8mm. At the camera bump, its thickness may increase to 8.6mm. The renders of the smartphone show that it has thick bezels above and below its 4.7-inch display. Instead of the super Retina XDR OLED displays found on the new iPhones, the iPhone 9 may feature a Liquid Retina LCD screen.
The iPhone 9 is likely to offer an aspect ratio of 16:9. The chin of the device features the good old Touch ID sensor. This suggests that the smartphone won’t be equipped with the advanced Face ID biometric recognition feature.
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The right edge of the iPhone 9 has a power button. The volume rocker and an alert slider can be found on the left side of the device. A Lightning port can be seen positioned between the two external speakers on the bottom edge of the smartphone.
The smartphone is expected to be equipped with frosted glass on its rear that will allow it look different from the iPhone 8. At the top left corner of the rear shell is a single camera with LED flash. The company’s logo can be seen at the center of its back panel.
iPhone 9 specifications and price (Rumored)
The iPhone 9 is likely to be driven by the Apple A13 Bionic chipset which fuels the iPhone 11 series. The SoC could be coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It may arrive in 64 GB and 128 GB storage editions. The iPhone 9 may boot to iOS 13. The iPhone 9 may arrive with an attractive price tag of $399 for it base model and it could be available in colors like silver, space gray and red.
Rumors surrounding the iPhone 9 have claimed that Apple will carry out its mass production as soon as next month. This suggest that the Cupertino company could be announcing the iPhone 9 series in March this year.
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