Reuters: new iPhone 5 to have a 4.6 inch display. Is Apple finally getting rid of the tiny 3.5 inch screen?
The Retina Display on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S may be gorgeous, but its size makes it so 2007, and just SMALL when compared to what other high-end smartphones are offering. Even low-end handsets now come in 3.5 inch flavors.
So Apple may have finally decided it’s time for its smartphone to grow up, literally.
Quoting a Korean publication, Reuters has it that the new iPhone – possibly called iPhone 5 – will feature a 4.6 inch Retina Display. Apparently, the Cupertino company has placed orders to its display suppliers (Samsung and LG) for the new screen, and is getting ready to release the iPhone 5 “around the second quarter.”
While I do think that the new iPhone’s screen will be larger than 3.5 inches, I find it hard to believe that Apple wants to make the device so big (as to accommodate a 4.6 inch display). But we’ll see, right?
Reuters is semi-erroneously reporting that Samsung’s Galaxy S II (launched last year) already uses a 4.6 inch display. In reality, some S II versions (including the original i9100) have 4.3 inch screens, some 4.5 inch screens, and only a few, introduced towards the end of 2011, go up to 4.65 inches.
Samsung may use a 4.7 inch display for its upcoming Galaxy S III, which will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and could hit the market in April, coming as one of the new iPhone’s main competitors.
If you liked the post, you might find these interesting too:
- iPhone 5′s display will measure at least 4 inches, new report claims
- Rumor: new iPhone 5 has a 4 inch display with 1136 x 640 pixels, will run iOS 6
- iPhone 4′s retina display better than AMOLED? Not really, says Samsung
- Rumor: iPhone 5 to have a metal chassis and a 3.5-3.7-inch screen after all
- Apple’s new iPad Mini 2 (with Retina display) could be 30% more expensive than current models