Apple is expected to launch 3 iPhones this year in September. One of them will be an entry-level LCD iPhone that may debut as iPhone 9, while the other two models will be sporting OLED screens. In the previous month, well-known tipster @OnLeaks had shared the renders of the LCD iPhone to reveal its appearance and key features. Today, GizmoChina brings to you exclusive case renders of iPhone 9 that were received from a Chinese protective case firm named Sanfeng.
The design of the iPhone 9 revealed through the new case renders matches with the recent leaks. As it can be seen be seen images below, the iPhone 9 will be sporting a notched display like the iPhone X from last year. The other OLED iPhones that are expected to debut with iPhone 9 are also expected to feature notched displays.
Rumors have it that the iPhone 9 will be featuring a 6.1-inch LCD display. The handset could be equipped with Full Active display supplied by Japan Display. It could be also coming with a technology similar to MLCD+ screen on the LG G7 that will allow the iPhone 9’s screen to deliver up to 1,000 nits of brightness without consuming more power.
The iPhone 9 case renders show that the handset does not feature Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The big notch on the iPhone X suggests that the smartphone will be only provide a single option of Face ID for unlocking it by scanning the user’s face in 3D and for authenticating payments.
The backside of the iPhone 9 may feature an LED enabled single camera. The lack of dual camera on the iPhone 9 suggests that its users may not be able to enjoy advanced photography features such loseless zoom and Potrait Mode.
Like the iPhone X, the power key is placed on the right side and the left side is occupied by ring/silent switch and volume rocker. The bottom side features dual speakers with a Lightning connector in between. The iPhone 9 appears to be thick in above renders. However, recent leaks have revealed that it could be measuring 150.9 x 76.5 x 8.3mm.
There is no information on the specs of the iPhone 9. It can be assumed that it will be fueled by Apple A12 SoC like the other upcoming OLED iPhones. The entry-level iPhone 9 is likely to cost around $650.