Some iPhones might get even bigger in 2020.
Apple reportedly plans to release two phones with 5G in 2020, one of which will pack a 6.7-inch OLED screen, according to one of the most reliable Apple analysts.
Ming-Chi Kuo sent a note to investors claiming Apple will put out three different iPhone models in 2020. Apple will boost next year’s iPhone XS Max successor from a 6.5-inch display to a slightly larger 6.7-inch screen. The flagship phone will pack a 5G modem that lets it work with high-speed cellular networks currently rolling out around the world.
However, the 2020 iPhone XS successor will shrink slightly to a 5.45-inch screen, Kuo predicts. That’s a slight downgrade from the current 5.8-inch display currently in use. Like the larger model, it will work with 5G.
The 2020 iPhone XR equivalent will measure the same 6.1-inch size but will feature an OLED display rather than the current LCD screen. This low-end model won’t work with 5G cellular networks.
2020 iPhones with 5G modems
Qualcomm reportedly will provide the 5G modems inside the 2020 iPhones. Broadcom will provide RF power amplifiers.
Kuo reports that Apple’s in-house 5G modem will be ready for use by 2022 or 2023, allowing Apple to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm.
What about the 2019 iPhones?
The 2019 iPhone lineup is expected to contain few outward upgrades, other than the square camera array in the back. Internal improvements will likely be the biggest focus this year. It’s unclear if Apple will make significant design changes to the 2020 iPhone lineup.