According to Nikkei, the next Apple smartphone  will put recent rumors to bed: by year-end will be presented three new iPhone, one with a 5.8-inch OLED screen display. The other two will mount devices instead of an LCD screen.

One of three new iPhone will have a 5.8-inch OLED screen, while the other two models will mount an LCD screen of 4.7 and 5.5. inches. The three smartphones will have the back made entirely of glass with metal reinforcements, as Apple will use a solution already seen on the latest iPhone. The 5.8-inch model will have a new design, but only a part will be devoted to the actual “screen”: in practice, the primary display where the iOS interface is displayed will be 5.15 inches, while the rest will be used to insert a whole series of virtual keys, with the key home until you get to a portion of the screen devoted to other advanced features.

However, this would not mean that the size of the device would be increased, since one of the big bets for this 2017 by all smartphone manufacturers is the tendency to reduce the frames surrounding the screen. We have already seen it with the recently presented in the MWC LG G6 and we will see it next day 29 in the event that has prepared Samsung, where he will announce his new Galaxy S8.

The competition is starting to take a lot of useful screen space on its terminals, and Apple can not be left behind in this aspect, even more so when its devices will be presented almost six months apart from those of its most direct rival. Thus, the next iPhones are expected to have fewer frames and more usable screen space without significantly changing the size of the product.

What will happen with the Touch ID after reducing these frames remains a mystery, as it is unlikely that Apple decides to change the location of the fingerprint reader to the back of the iPhone, as we know will happen with the next Galaxy. Will it be integrated, then, on the screen itself?

(Source: Nikkei, Top image: iPhone 8 transparent concept)

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