Features And Design Of Apple iPhone XI Lineup Leaked In CAD Renders
Cupertino based electronics giant, Apple is expected to launch its latest smartphones in the month of September. The upcoming handsets will allegedly be called iPhone XI (11), iPhone XI Max (11 Max) and iPhone XIR (11R) which will succeed the iPhone trio (1,2) from 2018. The 2019 iPhones have been subjected to numerous leaks and rumours which have revealed both their design and key features.
A user on the SlashLeaks website has shared CAD (Computer Aided Design) renders of the iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and the iPhone XIR which correspond with the past claims and have revealed the devices from all angles.
2019 iPhone Design
The dimensions and layout of the front fascia of the all three 2019 iPhone models are exactly the same as their respective predecessors. Hence the high end iPhone XI will have a 6.5 inch display, the standard iPhone X will have a 5.8 inch display and the economical iPhone XR will have a 6.1 inch display.
Besides, the display technology on the three 2019 iPhones is also likely to remain the same. Therefore, the two flagship variants, the iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max will have an OLED touchscreen display, while the iPhone XIR will have an LCD panel.
The major distinction that can be observed on the future iPhone models is on the rear panel. In comparison to the 2018 iPhones, all three models will have a square camera module which protrudes slightly above the surface.
Furthermore, the upcoming iPhone models will have one additional camera sensor than their 2018 predecessors. Accordingly, the iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max will have triple cameras and the iPhone XIR will have dual cameras. The supplementary sensor is reported to be a ToF sensor which is used for collecting depth information.
To further strengthen the claim, Sony had previously admitted boosting the production of its 3D camera sensors which will be used on 2019 iPhones.
Other elements on the 2019 iPhone models including the ports and buttons will also be heterogeneous as their corresponding predecessors. Thus the power button on the iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and iPhone XIR will be placed on the right and while the volume rockers and the mute switch will be placed on the right.
Disparate to 2018 iPhones, the 2019 iPhone models may get a USB Type C port. The claim can be strengthened on the basis that Apple has already equipped both the variants of the current gen iPad Pro with this type of connectors which are becoming a common sighting on electronic devices.
Although the current leak does not provide any specifications of the 2019 iPhone models, they can be derived from the leaks which were previously mentioned. The iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and iPhone XIR will be kitted with the updated Apple’s in-house developed mobile chipset which according to the chronological order will be called A13 bionic chipset. The said chipset will be fabricated using 7 nm process and will be manufactured by TSMC which has already confirmed the chipset has hit the production stage.
Also new for 2019, Apple will reportedly bundle the iPhone models with an 18 W fast charger which is sold separately for the current gen devices. Distinctively, the affordable iPhone XI R was reported to be launched in two new colours which include Green and Lavender which will replace Coral and Blue from last year.
Conclusively, all details about the 2019 iPhone will be revealed once they are officially announced at the expected September launch event.