Apple’s 6.5-inch OLED iPhone to feature horizontal Face ID support
2017 was the year when Apple firstly started introducing OLED phones (buying OLED panels from Samsung though) and the tenth-anniversary smartphone, iPhone X did so well in terms of sales that no one believes it truly, except Apple. Now, as we know Apple is putting some more OLED magic at stake to boost its sales and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone looks a pretty obvious solution to this. We’re still months away but almost everything about the three new iPhones has been leaked. Now comes another info from Mac Otakara, revealing how big the big OLED iPhone might be.
The 6.5-inch OLED will be physically the same as the iPhone 8 Plus last year, according to a “reliable supplier source” of the Japanese media outlet, Mac Otakara. That means it will be 158.4 mm long and 78.1 mm wide. One difference, however, will be the thickness, which is 0.2 mm thicker than the iPhone 8 Plus at 7.7 mm to account for the larger, vertically-arranged dual cameras.
Of course, they might have the same physical size but the screen sizes are worlds apart. The iPhone 8 Plus only has a 5.5-inch screen, an LCD panel for that matter. The still unnamed OLED iPhone will have a 6.5-inch screen, thanks to the removal of bezels and the Touch ID button as well.
On the other side of the spectrum, the only LCD iPhone, which will also come in an edge-to-edge form, is now said to be even smaller than earlier leaked. Instead of having a 6.1-inch screen, sources are claiming it will only have a 6-inch panel. It will also have a Face ID TrueDepth camera but only one camera at the back.
As for the direct iPhone X successor, nothing’s going to change about that dramatically. It will have the same 5.8-inch screen and dimensions as the first iPhone X. The only difference will be the larger camera sensor and larger lens on the back.
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