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The latest round of Apple rumors concern the company’s impending iPhone 6c, an entry-level version of the giant’s latest smartphone flagship. Coming via Chinese site MyDrivers, which has a reputable track record having broken the news that the iPhone 6s used different chipsets in different models, the leak points to detailed specifications and launch information.

Specs include an Apple A9 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 1,642mAh battery, and a 4-inch 1136 x 640 pixel display. The regular iPhone 6s, meanwhile, comes equipped with an A9 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 1715 mAh battery. What makes the leak so interesting is the powerful brains behind the 6c’s 4-inch display. If the rumors are to be believed, then the battery, which is 4.25% smaller than the one in the iPhone 6s but driving almost 30% fewer pixels, should have superior life to both of Apple’s current generation iPhones.

In addition, since the 4-inch model has the same chipset and RAM but is driving 30% and 64% fewer pixels than the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus respectively, it should also be noticeably faster.

Lastly, the 6c will be using the same slightly curved glass as the latest generation, meaning it’ll be nearly identical to them in every way besides display size. The rumored retail price is set at 4,000 yuan ($615) for a 16GB model, a no-brainer over the $500 iPhone 5c 8GB.

Exact camera details and whether or not 3D Touch will be implemented remain unknown, as does a release date, though MyDrivers says mass production should begin in January or February.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more. In the meantime, check out the latest iPhone 7 concept.

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