Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in September, two of which will have OLED displays and a third, more affordable model with an LCD screen. A new report from Business Korea has now said the LCD display used in the budget model may in fact be an MLCD+ panel, the very same one used in the LG G7 ThinQ

The budget iPhone X (not the final name, of course) will have a 6.1-inch screen, again the same as the LG G7 ThinQ, capable of achieving greater brightness levels than LCD or OLED panels. It's all thanks to an extra fourth white sub-pixel, whereas regular LCD panels make do with red, green and blue pixels. 

The screen on the LG G7, for example, can reach a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, far greater than the 804 nits peak brightness of the current iPhone X's OLED display. While the MLCD+ panel in the G7 can reach 1,000 nits, it's only when a boost setting is activated, otherwise it runs at 800 nits by default. Whether or not Apple will be able to implement its own tweaks to make the MLCD+ panel even brighter remains unclear.

The other advantage of using an MLCD+ panel is that it uses less power than regular LCD, something that may delight current iPhone owners who feel battery life isn't always as good as it could be. MLCD+ panels can also display 100 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, which means the budget iPhone will have improved colour accuracy.

Apple's budget iPhone X is expected to feature a notch design, and going by this report, it could be the exact same as the LG G7's, which means a smaller notch than the current iPhone X. Elsewhere, it will likely have an aluminium frame, a single-lens rear camera and no 3D Touch support. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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