Kuo: 5.4", 6.7" iPhones with 5G and 6.1" LTE iPhone coming in 2020, all OLED

Ivan, 17 June 2019

According to a report by renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup will be all OLED with two new screen sizes and be the first to have 5G.

Kuo expects that there will be two premium iPhones - a 5.4-inch OLED and a 6.7-inch OLED, both with 5G - and the third will be an iPhone XR successor with a 6.1-inch OLED that will max out at LTE.

This means Apple will finally address the needs of the fans who've been clamoring for a smaller premium iPhone - the current iPhone XS has a 5.8-inch display and weighs nearly 180g. Moving to a 5.4-inch diagonal would result in a significantly more compact device.

On the other hand the large iPhone will grow from a 6.5-inch OLED to a 6.7-inch one, likely reaching massive size.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo the two 2020 iPhones with 5G (the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models) will use Qualcomm modems as Apple's in-house 5G modem isn't expected until 2022. The 2020 iPhone 12 and 12 Max will support both sub-6GHz and mmWave technology.

Meanwhile the 2019 iPhone lineup, which is expected this fall, will rely on Intel 4G modems, despite Intel's move to exit the modem business, as that decision came after the deal to provide the next iPhones with LTE support.

As for Apple's upcoming 2019 iPhone lineup - it's expected that the iPhone 11 and 11 Max will look almost identical to the XS and XS Max but will add an ultrawide camera while the iPhone XR successor will retain its LCD but get a second camera (likely a telephoto unit).

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Y I didn't mean the regular one, but there've been rumors that there'll be three versions: XL, regular and mini.

  • Anonymous

For me, any phone with bigger screen than 5.5 inch (bezelless!) what cost over 300 dollar is overpriced. Any shovel what cost more than 300 dollar is overpriced. Shovels are more easy to produce than compact. Maybe this is the reason, phone companies...

  • Anonymous

Doesn't sound like it'll be mini. In fact, they say it will be the same size, but taller, so apparently small means bigger/taller. SMH