Apple seems to have reduced the cost of manufacturing its smartphones. As Digitimes reports, the fabrication of the successor to the iPhone X can cost up to 10% less than the current cell phone.
Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin says the cost of producing an iPhone X was around $ 400 in 2017.
The US company plans to launch three iPhones in 2018: a second generation iPhoen X, also with a 5.8-inch OLED display; a device that can be considered an “iPhone X Plus” with a 6.5-inch OLED display; and a 6.1-inch LCD screen with a more affordable price.
According to Lin, Apple was also developing an iPhone with a 5.85-inch LCD screen, but the project was suspended earlier this year and it is unclear if it will be resumed.
In addition, due to the weak demand of the iPhone X, Apple has reduced the orders of OLED display of the manufacturer Samsung, giving to the South Korean company bargaining power to be present in the future apparatuses of Apple.