While the iPhone 8 is still a few months away from its official launch, rumors about iPhone 9 have already started making their way to the internet. A report from The Bell claims that Apple will be launching the iPhone 9 with two different screen sizes: 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch.
The company has already signed a deal with Samsung to supply it with the relevant OLED panels as well. The Korean company is expected to ship Apple almost 180 million OLED panels in 2018 as well. Apple has been looking for other OLED suppliers, but if this report is anything to go by, it looks like the company has not met with any success so far.
“The two companies have recently signed a non-disclosure agreement on general conditions, including the screen size,” an industry sources was quoted as saying in the report. “Other details such as screen design and functions could be adjusted considering the phone is still under development.”
Since the iPhone 9 is still in early stages of development, other aspects of the device are yet to be finalised.
Apple is already rumored to launch an OLED iPhone 8 this year with a 5.8-inch display. Despite the bigger display, the handset will be smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus, which will be launching alongside it, thanks to its bezel-less design.
With Apple launching a 5.8-inch iPhone this year, it does make sense for the company to completely overhaul its smartphone lineup in 2018 and consolidate it by only offering two models with different screen sizes. While smartphones with 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch display might sound a bit too big, a bezel-less design will help make them more ergonomic.
The iPhone 9 is still more than 1.5 years away from its official launch though and in early stages of development, so for now, this report should ideally be taken with a pinch of salt.
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