Friday, April 11, 2014
iPhone 6 to sport 5.5-inch full-HD display, 4.7-inch model also coming
Apple might finally enter the screen size battle with the launch of two iPhones rumoured to sport large screen sizes.
KGI Securities analyst, Ming Chi-Kuo believes that Apple will again debut two new iPhone models this year, sporting 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch display.
Apple Insider cites Chi-Kuo who suggested that the high-end 5.5-inch iPhone model will boast a higher screen resolution at 1080x1920 pixels (full-HD), with a pixel density of 401ppi, while the 4.7-inch model is said to pack a lower resolution screen at 750x1334 pixels and will offer a pixel density of 326ppi, very much in-line with earlier reports.
Further, Chi-Kuo claims that both the upcoming iPhone 6 models will pack company's next-generation A8 chips with 1GB RAM; low temperature poly-silicon in-cell touch panels and will sport Touch ID fingerprint security. Both iPhone models anticipated to launch this year will come with NFC and metal casing.
There will be an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture on both models, already seen on iPhone 5s. Further, Chi-Kuo predicts that newer iPhone 6 models might see adoption of the optical image stabilisation and improved low-light performance.
On the design, the next iPhones' models are said to include bezels that will be 10-20 percent narrow than the the iPhone 5s, while the thickness will be 6.5-7mm.
Notably, Chi-Kuo in his extensive research note has claimed that the newer iPhone models might see the shift in power button to the side of the device to make users' comfortable with one-hand use, as is standard in larger Android phones.
Kuo suggests that the 4.7-inch iPhone model will be company's main handset driver in late 2014 and the shipments can be expected to hit 60 million units.
In addition, a report emerging out from Taiwan points that the rumoured 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model will enter production in July while the bigger 5.5-inch model is expected to enter production later.
It's worth pointing out that a recently leaked internal Apple presentation document gave the clearest indication yet that Apple seems ready to offer an iPhone with a display bigger than the 4-inch screen seen on the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s.