While it is expected that the new iPhone models that Apple will debut later this year have a design very similar to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR last year, with a major update in the camera, likewise it is expected to keep the same screen size: If the rumors this week are true; the 2020 iPhones will have larger sizes and OLED screens.
Earlier this year, we heard reports that Apple planned to include OLED displays for all its models, and it was suggested that the company would change the size of the iPhone next year. Now, a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is often right about these rumors, confirms it.
The 2020 iPhone will have larger sizes and OLED screens
According to MacRumors, Kuo shared a research note with Taiwanese media today saying that Apple’s high-end iPhone, which will basically continue the legacy of the iPhone XS, will have dimensions of 5.4 inches and 6.7 inches, while a lower version of 6.1 inches The model in inches will continue to be available, but you will get an OLED screen. This last model is the logical successor of the iPhone XR, although it would represent the end of the Liquid Retina LCD screen that Apple created specifically for that model.
These new dimensions would represent a slight increase compared to the current iPhone XS Max, increasing by approximately 0.2 inches, while the screen of the future version of the iPhone XS would be reduced by 0.4 inches.
However, it is important to keep in mind that Kuo refers to the screen sizes, and not the actual dimensions of the 2020 iPhone models. We have not yet heard anything about the aspect ratios of the new screens, so it is also possible that the physical dimensions of the iPhone do not change significantly.
A definitive change
The size of the screen is measured diagonally from corner to corner and, therefore, is not always directly related to the actual surface area of the screen. For example, the 5.8-inch screen on the iPhone X 2017 was actually a bit smaller than the 5.5-inch screen on the iPhone 8 Plus, since the latter had a lower aspect ratio.
Apple prepares its 5G technology
Kuo also reiterates previous reports that Apple will move to 5G technology by 2020 but suggests that only high-end models will have 5G modem chips, while the successor to the iPhone XR will remain an LTE device. Kuo expects Apple to move all of its iPhones to 5G by 2021, and anticipates that the company will have its own 5G modem chips ready between 2022 and 2023.
So far we know little about the size of the next iPhone of 2020, although it is safe to say that it will be based on the iPhone 2019 that we hope to see in a couple of months, and that will include a sophisticated lens camera system for the range models High, while the successor of the iPhone XR will have a dual lens system, along with wireless two-way charging, interior navigation and, of course, a new and powerful Apple A13 chip .