Apple’s 2020 iPhones Could Feature Thinner OLED Displays

Apple’s 2020 iPhones Could Feature Thinner OLED Displays

Here’s a new 2020 iPhone rumor for you to digest along with Thursday’s Thanksgiving spread. Korea’s ETNews says Apple plans to release 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones with thinner OLED displays in 2020.

The report claims that 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch new iPhone models will be released in the fall of 2020 that are expected to include three different sizes of OLED panels.

The “Pro” and “Pro Max” models will adopt a Samsung technology called Y-OCTA that allows touchscreen circuitry to be directly patterned on the OLED panel without the need for a separate layer, resulting in a thinner display and lower production costs.

The lower-cost 6.1-inch model will use the traditional film-based displays supplied by both Samsung and LG, the report says.

While the displays may be thinner, it’s unclear if the thinner display technology would result in a thinner iPhone. This year’s iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are both slightly thicker and heavier than their predecessors, as both devices boast larger batteries.

Other rumors indicate the 2020 iPhone could also feature a redesigned metal frame that would be similar to the iPhone, 5G support, and up to 6GB of RAM.

As usual, take this report with a grain or two of your favorite Thanksgiving seasoning, as any rumors we hear are just that until Apple unveils the 2020 iPhone lineup nearly a year from now.