Apple is expected to launch numerous new devices in 2018 and a 6.1-inch iPhone X is one such device. The rumored 6.1-inch model is turning into the most-anticipated device of the bunch at this point.
Now a new report from the Commercial Times suggests that the 6.1-inch iPhone model will feature an LCD display – unlike the OLED iPhone X successors – but also details that the new handset will have a far more advanced display than what we have seen on previous LCD models.
By further going into specific details, the news outlet indicated that Apple will make use of Japan Display’s “Full Active” LCD technology for the 6.1-inch display. If true, this is going to be an important change because it would mean that 6.1-inch will have bezels even thinner than the current iPhone X. It is because the Full Active display LCD panels require bezels to measure in at 0.5mm – which is thinner than the current iPhone X.
The 6.1-inch iPhone is rumored to feature iPhone X-like “notch design.” This new report suggests that the phone will have a ratio of 18:9 which would make it less tall than the iPhone X with a 19:5 aspect ratio. If true, Apple will put the 6.1-inch iPhone in-line with a majority of the leading Android smartphones that have already adopted 18:9 aspect ratio for their design.
It is not the first time that we are hearing about a Full Active display on an upcoming iPhone. Back in September 2017, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Apple was interested in featuring Full Active LCD displays in some of the 2018 iPhone models from the Japan Display. However, it was not clear which iPhone model would adopt this display tech. Now, considering all the rumors and reports, Apple is expected to launch two iPhone X successors with LED displays and an LCD variant with a 6.1-inch display.
It is interesting to see how much traction this 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model is getting well ahead of its launch in late 2018. Even the trusted Ming-Chi Kuo weigh in on the matter is a hint that it is a pretty noteworthy smartphone even if it is rumored to lack 3D Touch and feature only a single camera.
[via Commercial Times]