The renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared another report about the future of iPhone handsets. This time, the analyst didn’t come to bring any news about the 2019 lineup, but more interesting, he brought some interesting details about the 2020 iPhone lineup. According to Mr.Kuo, all 2020 iPhones will come with OLED screens, with two new sizes and 5G support making a debut.
The analyst expects to see two premium iPhones – a 5.4-inch device and a 6.7-inch handset bearing 5G network support and OLED panels. The third will be an iPhone XR successor with a 6.1-inch OLED screen with LTE support. The latter basically confirms all speculation pointing that the 2019 iPhone XR will be the last Apple smartphone to ship with a standard LCD display.
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The 5.4-inch iPhone will a good response to all Apple fans that have clamored for a smaller premium iPhone. The current iPhone XS is the smallest premium iPhone, but it comes with a 5.8-inch display. Moving to a 5.4-inch diagonal will result in a device that is smaller than current offerings, and will probably match with previous iPhones generations. Also, it would be a good option for those who can’t stand with bigger and bigger smartphones coming every year. On the other hand, the larger iPhone XS Max will grow from a 6.5-inch screen to a 6.7-inch panel – It’ll probably be a massive iPhone.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the two 2020 iPhones with 5G will adopt Qualcomm modems as Apple’s upcoming in-house 5G modem isn’t coming before 2022. Furthermore, The 2020 iPhone XS3 and XS3 Max will support both sub-6GHz and mmWave technology. It’s interesting how the news about the 2020 iPhone lineup turn the 2019 lineup less interesting.
The 2019 iPhones are expected for late September, and while competition is already bringing 5G handsets, all the three Apple devices will rely on Intel 4G modems. The 2019 iPhone XS and XS Max will look almost identical to the 2018 units with the exception of camera design and amount of sensor. Both premium handsets will come with an extra ultrawide camera composing a triple-rear camera setup. The iPhone XR will retain its LCD display but will introduce a secondary camera sensor.