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Rumored 5.8" OLED iPhone Said to Have 5.1" to 5.2" Active Display Area

Apple is widely rumored to release its first iPhone with an OLED display next year, but reports have been conflicting about its potential screen size.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said Apple will launch a 5.8-inch iPhone with a curved OLED display and glass casing next year, while Barclays analysts recently called for a 5-inch iPhone with a curved, bezel-free OLED display. Japanese website Nikkei also expects a new glass-backed 5-inch iPhone.

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Now, in a new research note, Kuo said the much-rumored premium iPhone model will indeed have a 5.8-inch OLED panel, but with a smaller actual active display area of between 5.1 and 5.2 inches. Kuo said this is for "specific design purposes," which likely points towards a wraparound or curved display of some sort.
We predict OLED iPhone will be 5.1-5.2”, despite various market speculation. In terms of the display size of the OLED iPhone, current information from the upstream points to 5.8”, while that from the downstream points to 5”, which does not conflict, in our view. We predict OLED iPhone will adopt a 5.7-5.8” flexible OLED panel (with Samsung (KR) as the exclusive supplier). Nonetheless, for ‘specific design purposes’, the actual active area may be around 5.1-5.2”. Other than the OLED model, we expect Apple to launch new 4.7” and 5.5” TFT-LCD iPhone models.
Kuo reiterated the all-new OLED-based iPhone will be accompanied by new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones with traditional LCD displays.



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14 weeks ago
I predict 800 more stories predicting screen size before next iphone event :p
Rating: 21 Votes
14 weeks ago

So, what will it be?

* Magical Retina display
* Ultra HD Retina display
* Retina Pro display
* Retina s display
* Super duper mega high res Retina display
* Retina 180 display (curved)


Retina Display - Courage Edition
Rating: 14 Votes
14 weeks ago
WT actual F ... why say 2 words when 200 will do, and actually make things no clearer.

The OLED phone will definitely have a size associated with it, as well as a mass, if an OLED phone is actually released.

You read it here first.

All hail me.
Rating: 8 Votes
14 weeks ago
Quite a confusing explanation!
Rating: 7 Votes
14 weeks ago
HOLD ON EVERYBODY.
THE GREAT MING-CHI KUO HAS SPOKEN. AGAIN!
Rating: 7 Votes
14 weeks ago
I'm thinking they'll have the 7s and 7s Plus and this'll be the anniversary edition/model
Rating: 7 Votes
14 weeks ago
Also, we need a touch-bar on new iPhone! :rolleyes:
Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago

WT actual F ... why say 2 words when 200 will do, and actually make things no clearer.

The OLED phone will definitely have a size associated with it, as well as a mass, if an OLED phone is actually released.

You read it here first.

All hail me.


Congrats on making us more confused with your clarification.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago
5.8" screen with only 5.1-5.2 area being touch sensitive? Is this another one of those features from the same basket which contained the idea to have speaker holes at the top of the new Macbook, but actual speakers being located closer to the touchpad?
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

No it will be just Retina based on new technology OLED technology that will be revolutionary. Why? Because Apple said so and so it shall be.

All hail APPLE!


OLED now is not OLED 5 years ago, so waiting for the tech to be perfected (they were pretty bad until last 2 years) and yields/quality go higher (Apple needs to produce more than 1 million phone) before actually using it IS WHAT APPLE DOES.

Seems you actually have no clue what Apple's philosophy actually is.
Rating: 3 Votes

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