Apple plans huge 5.8-inch iPhone with AMOLED display , sources say

“According to a pre-publication note in DIGITIMES, which cites ‘Taiwan-based Apple supply chain makers,’ the iDevice maker is rumored to ‘have plans to launch a 5.8-inch iPhone featuring rigid AMOLED display panels in 2018 or even earlier in 2017,'” Ashraf Eassa reports for The Motley Fool.

“Samsung Display is said to be the ‘first candidate’ to supply these panels, with LG Display and Japan Display joining in later,” Eassa writes. “It’s worth noting that although LG Display should be in a position to supply AMOLED displays in high volumes in the 2017, Japan Display has said that it is targeting 2018 for the mass-production start of OLED displays.”

“According to reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to release two variants of its large-screen iPhone 7 Plus this year: one with a single-lens camera and one with a dual-lens camera. The dual-lens variant has been rumored elsewhere to be marketed as the iPhone Pro,” Eassa writes. “Although it doesn’t appear that the initial iPhone Pro will come equipped with an AMOLED display, particularly if it launches alongside the iPhone 7/7 Plus this fall, it could make a lot of sense for a second-generation iPhone Pro — which could launch in the fall of 2017 — to come equipped with such a display.”

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      1. Sorry, the disgusting monsters comment was way over the line. I just think a phone should fit comfortably in one hand, and many of the Samsung/LG phones, and even the iPhone 6+ seem to break that fundamental design constraint.

        As for the phone module on iPad mini. You are stuck to Wifi/4G, but you can definitely do that. AudioCalls with Skype/iMessage/Messenger, etc are great. Your company may not go for it though. 🙂

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