Apple is reportedly planning to shake things up substantially with its next iPhone lineup. Multiple reports now indicate that the company plans to introduce different sized iPhone models in 2020 compared to what we’ve seen in the past.
A new report by Korean publication ETNews says that Apple is planning to introduce a smaller 5.4-inch iPhone, a 6.1-inch iPhone model, along with a 6.7-inch iPhone with thinner OLED displays in 2020. The report says that the upcoming 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch model will adopt a new technology from Samsung that allows manufacturers to build thinner displays and also reduces production costs. Meanwhile, LG will reportedly supply an OLED panel for the 6.1-inch iPhone model.
The report explains that these new iPhones will use a technology called Y-OCTA touch system that will allow Apple to manufacture thinner iPhone models, while also reducing component costs. That said, it remains unclear at this point whether Apple wants to make thinner iPhone models, or just use that extra space inside to increase battery capacity.
Apart from this, past reports have also indicated about Apple’s plans to introduce the iPhone SE2 sometime in Spring 2020. This model is said to be inspired by the iPhone 8 and will feature a 4.7-inch LCD display. Credible Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also suggests that Apple plans to launch a cheaper iPhone next year in order to boost its share in the mid-tier smartphone market. It could be competitively priced at around $399 and will rival smartphones from the likes of Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Kuo further notes that it’ll get powered by new A13 Bionic chipset, the company’s top-end chipset that powers the latest iPhone 11 Pro series. The chipset will be clubbed with 3GB LPDDR4X RAM, also found on the new iPhone 11. Kuo also notes that the iPhone SE2 will not be a smaller version of the iPhone 11. Instead, the handset’s form factor will be similar to the iPhone 8 making it much more compact than most of the smartphones currently available these days.