Im in the same position as the OP. I have an 8+ (Good solid phone) with my upgrade due in march, and was seriously thinking of getting the 11 pro max but im just not enthusiastic about face id only and the notch (although still a stunning phone). So ive decided to hold out until the iphone 12 is announced which hopefully has a a form of under screen touch id on the pro models. In the meantime i have just ordered a ipad air 3 !
Hopefully apple now get their face id components slightly cheaper as its now 3 year old tech so this may mitigate the costs, but most of the rumours e.g everything apple, are saying that face id and touch id will be used together for extra security, but whether we get this with the 2020 iphones is anyones guess. Also will be interesting to see what screen resolution they use for the regular iphone 12 as its rumoured to be oled not lcd like before (1080p maybe).Can you imagine how much that will cost Apple and then us? Smaller notch, Touch ID built into the display and 5G. The 5G part won’t be cheap for them either. I have a feeling the 2020 iPhones are going to go up in price. But hey, I could be wrong.
Edit: likely keep the next iPhone 11 the same price and make it look great like they did with the 11. The 11 is worth the money, hands down. That will probably be their main focus this year as well because if they increase the price of the Pro models, they know they will see a decrease in sales with those while an increase in sales with the next iPhone 11.
I can’t see there would be any point in that personally.