Yesterday, GizmoChina had presented case renders of the upcoming iPhone 9 that will be arriving as an entry-level smartphone with LCD screen. Apart from the LCD iPhone, the Apple is also expected to introduce two OLED iPhones. One of them is likely to succeed the iPhone X from last year and the other one is expected to arrive as the largest ever iPhone. The rumor mill has dubbed the latter device as iPhone X Plus. Sanfeng, a China-based case manufacturing company has started producing case molds for making protective cases for the upcoming iPhones. It has provided GizmoChina with the case renders of the Plus model. Instead of calling it as iPhone X Plus, the case maker has used the “iPhone 9 Plus” moniker for it.
The case renders of the iPhone 9 Plus reveals that it will be sporting the same design as the iPhone X. The frontside of the smartphone is mainly occupied by the edge-to-edge screen that features a notch. All the necessary sensors for 3D facial recognition will be present inside the notch. Rumors have it that the iPhone 9 Plus would be housing a massive OLED display of 6.5 inches inside a body that measures 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm.
Like the iPhone X, the right edge of the iPhone 9 Plus features a power key whereas the left edge has ring/silent switch and the volume controller. The bottom edge of the iPhone 9 Plus is not visible in these renders. It could be housing a Lightning connector placed between the two speaker grills.
Some rumors have claimed the Plus model arriving this year would be housing a triple camera setup. However, the case renders reveal that Apple may stick vertical dual camera setup like the iPhone X.
The case manufacturer did not reveal any details on the specs of the iPhone 9 Plus. Recent reports reveal that the large-sized iPhone could be housing a battery of around 3,000mAh capacity and it could be fueled by the Apple A12 SoC. Since the iPhone X was introduced with a starting price of $999 last year, the iPhone 9 Plus could come with a higher price tag.
Since the case maker has already started producing case molds, its cases for the upcoming iPhones will be available in August just in time for the new iPhones that are pegged to debut in September.