KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo once again unveils information on what Apple plans to do in the near future. This time, Ming predicts that a new premium iPhone model will join the next year's lineup alongside the 4.7 and 5.5 inch models.
This new device would have a completely new design with a glass casing instead of metal and use technology OLED screen, reiterating what was said in previous reports.
Kuo implies that although the OLED screen of the iPhone could use a 5.7 or 5.8 inch panel manufactured by Samsung, the "active screen area" would be around 5.1 to 5.2 inches (again classic " Black frames "). The report reiterates that only the premium iPhone model will use OLED display.
We predict that OLED will be the iPhone will be about 5.1 / 5.2 ", despite the various market speculation, as told by the analyst.
Also, Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the future iPhone, in its premium model possess a curved screen, following the trend that marked a beginning with its model Samsung Galaxy Edge.
The current iPhone 7 Plus 4.7 - inch and 5.5 - inch model will be updated next year, but retain the classic TFT-LCD screens instead of changing the OLEDs.
Although not the largest phone in the lineup, the iPhone with OLED display should feature "significant changes in form factor" and internal conformation, in regards to the integration of new technologies from Apple to turn the next iPhone into the new Reference of the market of mobile telephony.
For the moment, the biggest bet of the company of Cupertino is to redesign the exterior of the iPhone accompanied by a glass cover instead of metal and integrate, at least in the premium model, an OLED technology screen and curved.