Kuo: Apple to Launch Five iPhones in 2020, Including 5.4-Inch, Two 6.1-Inch, and 6.7-Inch Models With 5G

Apple plans to release five new iPhone models in 2020, according to the latest prediction from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note with TF International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo outlined his expectations for a so-called iPhone SE 2 with a 4.7-inch LCD display in the first half of 2020, followed by a higher-end all-OLED lineup consisting of 5.4-inch, two 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch models in the second half of the year.

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Kuo expects all four higher-end models to support 5G with a Qualcomm X55 modem, adding that availability of models with Sub-6G-only or Sub-6G-plus-mmWave types of 5G will vary by country.

Kuo expects the iPhone models with mmWave to be available in five markets, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom, while Apple may disable 5G functionality in countries that do not offer 5G service or have a shallow 5G penetration rate to reduce production costs.

Four new high-end iPhones in 2020 lines up with a prediction shared by JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee on Wednesday.

The so-called iPhone SE 2 is expected to resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display with bezels and a Touch ID home button, but with a faster A13 chip and 3GB of RAM. The device will continue to have a single-lens rear camera, according to Kuo, like the original iPhone SE and the iPhone 8.

The four higher-end iPhones are expected to resemble the iPhone 4, including a new metal frame that will likely sport flatter edges.

All in all, we can expect the following iPhone lineup in 2020 if Kuo is accurate:

  • 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2: LCD display, single-lens rear camera, no 5G support

  • 5.4-inch iPhone 12: OLED display, dual-lens rear camera, 5G support

  • 6.1-inch iPhone 12: OLED display, dual-lens rear camera, 5G support

  • 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro: OLED display, triple-lens rear camera, 5G support

  • 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max: OLED display, triple-lens rear camera, 5G support

Also See: Kuo: Apple to Launch 'Completely Wireless' iPhone Without Lightning Connector and 'iPhone SE 2 Plus' With Touch ID Power Button in 2021

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Top Rated Comments

redheeler Avatar
59 months ago
Way too much overlap between models. This would be a very 90s Apple thing to do.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fenderbass146 Avatar
59 months ago
Just give me a iPhone X style phone in the footprint/dimensions of the 5/5s/SE. How freaking hard is this, there are plenty of people who don't need a giant ass phone. That's why I have my ipad.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nattK Avatar
59 months ago
Man, this is getting a bit ridiculous. They're going to make buying an iPhone so much more complicated than it should be. Why can't they just stick with Pro and non-Pro? So 4 models at most if they really want to offer two sizes for each model.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tyr7 Avatar
59 months ago
When are they just going to just put the phone app on the iPad? I want to see people making calls holding a 12.9 iPad Pro to their heads.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mike... Avatar
59 months ago

The 5.4" - if the rumor and mock up are true - is *finally* going to get all the SE, 6, 7, and 8 upgrades from people complaining that the 11 Pro is *just* a bit too big.
No, I already upgraded to an iPhone 11 Pro which is too big. Now they want me to downgrade my camera to get a smaller phone? It's ridiculous.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xpxp2002 Avatar
59 months ago

No, I already upgraded to an iPhone 11 Pro which is too big. Now they want me to downgrade my camera to get a smaller phone? It's ridiculous.
Agreed. I just wish they'd make the 5.4" with the best CPU, cameras, etc. I don't want to have to choose between a 6.1" "Pro" and a 5.4" gimped model.

It's the same problem we've had for years: the Plus/Pro/bus-sized models get the good features and you have to either suffer with a device that's too big, or one that's years behind in capabilities.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)