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Ming-Chi Kuo on the 2020 iPhones: 5G connectivity and new screen sizes, all OLED

Ming-Chi Kuo is back with its (almost always) accurate predictions, this time focused on the iPhones that will be launched in 2020.

Render of Render “iPhone XI” | Image: MacRumors

The analyst at TF International Securities said today, in a note to investors, that Apple would be planning for next year new models of 5.4 and 6.7 inches, both with connectivity 5G, and one of 6.1 inches with 4G (LTE). They would all have screens OLED.

Basically we are probably talking about the models that will come after successors of the iPhones XS, XS Max and XR, which will be launched this year. In other words, Apple in 2020 may change the sizes of its models flagships, making the variation between them much more significant (the current ones are 5.8 and 6.5 inches, remember).

It is natural to imagine that the future device which will take the place of the current XR is not equipped with 5G, but it would finally get an OLED screen – one of the main differentials between the current lines.

The forecast that Apple will adopt 5G technology next year is entirely within the industry’s expectations, especially after the agreement signed in mid-April with Qualcomm. Also according to Kuo, the design of Apple’s own modem is now expected to be completed only for 2022 or 2023.

While for 2019 many external changes are not expected in iPhones (apart from the square cutout for cameras, as we have seen a lot around), it is quite possible that the 2020 generation with 5G will also come as a new design concept.

via MacRumors