It looks like we are getting three phones this year, a 5.8 inches standard OLED, the Plus size 6.5 inches and a 6.1 inches SE replacement model. The last is likely to have the cheaper LCD display and might act as a SE replacement. It is time to put that form factor into well-deserved retirement.
The 6.1 inch phone may come in three colors according to the latest @Slashleaks leak including silver, red and gray. This is a dual SIM device and many speculate that this will be a China only model. People have been wanting a dual SIM iPhone for a while.
The bezel less, notched phone that we saw with the iPhone X last year is dominant in all three phones andthe home button has gone to meet its maker. Apple is jumping on the notched design while Chinese manufacturers are going a step forward with full view display and pop up front camera. The faithful home base is very loyal to anything that Apple decides for them, this won't change with this generation either.
Apple is expected to use its first 7nm SoC probably branded as A12. It is hard not to expect that this will be a very fast SoC with a lot of CPU and GPU power. Apple has been designing this part really well, but it will be hard to be happy about official pricing of the phones. We will wait and see before we jump on any comments.
Dual SIM phones might find their place even outside China, but it is likely that Apple will have different 6.1-inch version of the phone SKUs for different part of the world. What we want to say is that for some markets, the less expensive 6.1 inch phone might have dual SIM while for others it won’t.