As per a report emerging from South Korea, Apple plans to release 2020 iPhones in newer 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models, thus widening the gap between the Pro and Pro Max models in terms of display size. It is said that Apple will use Samsung’s Y-OCTA technology for these displays which allows touchscreen circuits to be placed directly on the OLED panel without requiring an additional layer. This, in turn, can mean that the iPhones next year maybe even thinner compared to the 2019 iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max models.
Additionally, Apple may also save a fraction of its production costs using this technology. It’s worth pointing out that the iPhone 11 Pro duo are actually thicker and bulkier than the 2018 flagships, the iPhone XS and the XS Max. This is primarily due to the fact that the new iPhones pack a larger battery, an aspect that has greatly helped Apple’s “all-day battery life” claim.
As for the standard iPhone 12 (the iPhone 11 successor), reports suggest that it will retain the same 6.1-inch LCD panel which is the same size as the iPhone 11. The film-based displays on the iPhone 12 will reportedly be supplied by Samsung and LG.
The 2020 iPhone is expected to bring a wide array of upgrades, in addition to what’s mentioned above. This includes 5G support, an advanced rear camera with 3D sensing, upgraded RAM capacity, and a metal frame. There have also been reports of the company using a secure under-display fingerprint scanner to offer a viable alternative to its Face ID authentication system. However, it’s unclear if this technology will be unveiled next year or with the 2021 iPhones.
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Source: ET News