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There may be two iPhone 8 Plus models next year

The iPhone 8 is currently rumored for a late 2017 release date, and the latest news suggests we’ll see three versions of the phone, instead of the traditional two.

Apple may be readying an iPhone 8 Plus with an LCD screen, as well as another 5.5-inch phone with an OLED display. Each would almost certainly feature the dual-lens camera setup introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus too.

Those phones would sit alongside the normal 4.7-inch LCD display iPhone 8 with a single-lens main camera.

We can confidently predict that the more premium version of the iPhone 8 Plus will also be more expensive than the other two versions of the phone.

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The rumor comes from a KGI Securities analyst, and KGI isn't always accurate on upcoming Apple announcements, so we should take this with a pinch of salt.

Right now little is actually known about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the phones may not actually be ready to launch until 2018.

If Apple follows its usual release schedule, next year we'd expect to see the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus announced.

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.