According to a report from Korean news site ETNews, quoting sources in the smartphone industry, in 2020, the major focus of innovation at Apple Inc will be to bring in variations in the screen sizes of its iPhones with both larger and smaller screen sizes of the models currently available.
a new iPhone with the largest screen yet, at 6.7 inches, iPhone with a 6.1-inch screen and a smaller 5.4-inch iPhone will be launched in 2020 by Apple, claimed the ETNews report. The iPhone 11 Pro Max with a 6.5-inch screen, the iPhone 11 Pro with a 5.8-inch screen and the iPhone 11 with a 6.1-inch screen were the models that were launched in 2019 by Apple.
The 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch screens are being planned to be sourced from Samsung while the same OLED technology from the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be used, the report said. It was also reported that an OLED panel for the 6.1-inch model will also be supplied by LG.
No comments from Apple about the report were available.
An LCD screen is currently used in Apple’s iPhone 11. While being cheaper than OLED, the major disadvantage of LCD is that it is not able to offer the same wide range of colors or bright whites and deep blacks that OLED screens can and therefore the latter is apparently more popular among customers for viewing photos and movies.
It is likely Apple will introduce “more than four” iPhones, noting that “a model will support 5G”, the ETNews report said. Faster 5G modems will be present in all of Apple’s flagship 2020 iPhones, said leading Apple analyst TF International Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo.
It is likely that Apple will launch a new cheaper $399 iPhone, possibly called the iPhone SE2, in the first quarter of 2020, Kuo has also said , even though it is expected that most of the iPhones that are to be launched by Apple in 2020 will be done in September of that year. The same form factor as the current iPhone 8 is expected to be used in the new cheaper $399 iPhone, with the exception that it will probably have the new chips offered in Apple’s iPhone 11 series devices. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch screen.
(Adapted from CNBC.com)