Apple is expected to introduce a new 5.4-inch iPhone this year, and according to a new report, this could be as big as the iPhone 8.
The 2020 iPhone lineup is about to get a lot more complicated, especially as the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to unveil a second-generation iPhone SE, presumably called iPhone 9.
The fall launch event, however, could witness the introduction of four different iPhone models, including a brand-new 5.4-inch version.
And according to a report from Japanese blog Makotakara, this 5.4-inch iPhone could have the same size as the iPhone 8, but feature all the goodies of the larger models, including a notch for Face ID and an upgraded camera.
Upgraded iPhone 8
The news isn’t surprising, however, as Apple can easily fit a larger screen into the iPhone 8 body thanks to the reduced bezels and the removal of the Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button. The cited source claims the notch will be smaller than on iPhone XS but larger than on iPhone 11.
However, Makotakara describes this device as an upgraded version of the iPhone 8, although it does say that latest-generation hardware will be used, including the A13 Bionic chip.
Details remain rather sketchy at this point, but this model is expected to become the new most affordable “premium” iPhone, as it could be placed even lower than the iPhone 11 successor. The upgraded iPhone 11 will also use OLED, but will continue to be positioned as a cheaper version of the new-generation iPhone.
Certainly, more information will reach the web in the coming months, as we get closer to the official launch date of the new models. iPhone 12 is projected to see daylight in September, and all models included in this lineup will come with 5G capabilities powered by a Qualcomm chip.