Published: Fri, April 05, 2019
Technology | By Nina Perez

2020 all-OLED iPhone lineup includes 5.4-inch model

2020 all-OLED iPhone lineup includes 5.4-inch model

Japan Display and the group are planning to build an OLED panel plant in China using Japan Display's technology to produce smartphone panels, which need a larger line that normally costs 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) or more to launch, the sources told Reuters.

Apple has now three iPhones in different screen sizes - 6.1-inch iPhone XR, a 5.8-inch iPhone XS, and a 6.46-inch iPhone XS Max - and is going to change that in 2020.

Currently, the 2018's iPhones come in 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch displays. The sources said the supply deal would mark Japan Display's foray into the OLED display market. We haven't heard much about Apple Watch Series 5, but it isn't expected to deliver a major design change.

Japan Display, formed in 2012 in a government-backedmerger of the ailing display units of Sony Corp, Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd, flagged its fifth straight year of net losses in February.

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Japan Display will start to supply OLED screens for the Apple Watch later in 2019.

Based on similar setups found in current Samsung, LG, and Huawei phones, I'd expect Apple's new triple camera setup to consist of a main wide-angle camera, an ultra-wide angle lens for shooting things like landscapes, and a zoom lens similar to the 2x telephoto setup you get on current iPhones. While Japan Display's financial troubles are far from over, any OLED partnership with Apple would provide a welcome boost to a fledgling business division.

We should also mention that the Apple insider has said that two new 6.06-inches and 6.67-inches regular iPhones are going to launch at the same time with iPhone SE2. But is this really the iPhone SE 2 though?

Rumor mill: The last few years have seen most smartphones increase in size, but some consumers would prefer to go back to less bulky devices with smaller screens. "Can Japan Display really compete with such a rival and make ends meet?"

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