2017 is expected to be year of phone’s flagship campaign. And we’re months away from any new iPhone announcement, rumors about the next-generation iPhone are already starting to find their way to the surface. One such rumor is a two-in-one that suggests that not only is the next-generation iPhone going to have an AMOLED display, but that we’ll also see a 5.8-inch device in addition to the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants.
According to the report, which DigiTimes
“Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants will continue to have TFT-LCD display panels and only the 5.8-inch variation will have the AMOLED display. Furthermore, it’s reported that rival smart-device manufacturer Samsung will be the exclusive supplier of the AMOLED panel while Japan-based Nissha Printing will be supplying the touch sensors for the device.
Orders for the 5.8-inch AMOLED variant are expected to be in the realm of 60-70 million units, according to Digitimes, and production for the smartphone will begin as early as March and increasing output as May-June approaches.”
Apple will launch 4.7-, 5.5- and 5.8-inch new iPhone models in second-half 2017, with TFT-LCD panels to be used in the former two models and AMOLED for the 5.8-inch one, the sources said. Global shipments of the AMOLED iPhone in 2017 are estimated at 60-70 million units, the sources noted.
Apple is in the habit of splitting its orders to multiple suppliers for the same component, but 2017 might be an exception.It could be predicted that apple will launch two modelm next year.