Report: Apple iPhone Xs Plus to carry 6.5-inch OLED panel with resolution of 1242 x 2688

Report: Apple iPhone Xs Plus to carry 6.5-inch OLED panel with resolution of 1242 x 2688
Earlier this year, KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told us to expect three new iPhone models for 2018. The Apple iPhone Xs will be a sequel to the current iPhone X, featuring a 5.8-inch OLED panel. The Apple iPhone Xs Plus will come with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and the Apple iPhone 9 will be equipped with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. Unlike the other two models, the iPhone 9 will sport just one camera on back and will not support 3D Touch; all three models should come with the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID.

This morning, Bloomberg passed along some leaked information related to the 2018 iPhone units that Apple will unveil later this year. The anonymous sources that talked to Bloomberg basically repeated exactly what KGI's Kuo said last month, but with some new and additional information. For example, the Apple iPhone Xs Plus has a code name of D33, and the huge 6.5-inch OLED display carries a resolution of 1242 x 2688. That would provide the screen with a pixel density of 455ppi, close to the 459ppi reading on the iPhone X.

Speaking of the Apple iPhone X, Bloomberg says that the sequel to the tenth-anniversary model will have the code name of D32, and should continue to sport a 5.8-inch OLED display. Also, the iPhone Xs Plus and the iPhone Xs will both be available in gold. In some regions, the two units will offer dual-SIM capabilities. Apple is considering the use of E-SIM technology, which would allow a phone to connect to multiple carriers without requiring a physical SIM card.

Apple is making a change to its low end model for 2018. As we pointed out earlier in the story, the Apple iPhone 9 will have all of the most wanted features from the more expensive "Xs" line, such as the edge-to-edge display, the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID; Apple will keep the price down by cutting out other things. For example, it will have aluminum corners, a glass back, an LCD display, no support for 3D Touch, and only one camera on back.

It is certainly interesting that the sources Bloomberg spoke with have the same information obtained by Ming-Chi Kuo. Still, it is only February and we have seven long months to go before Apple introduces its 2018 iPhone lineup. In other words, things can change by the time we get to September.

source: Bloomberg

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45 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

So not even 1440p

4. bucky

Posts: 3764; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

So you need 1440p on your 6” phone? Even though I have an X now I have yet to see any difference apart from blacks being better.

11. toukale

Posts: 588; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Hey, it's all about the spec sheet that's it. Some folks just need as many check marks as possible no matter what. As long as their spec sheet is longer than the other guys then it's all good.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 6584; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wrong, it's not about the spec sheet. Besides if you use your smartphone with any VR or AR headsets, then you can definitely see the difference those higher resolutions give you. With any AR or VR headset the screen is split in half. Not to mention the stupid notch makes the actual 2688 less. So it's closer to 2560, which works out to 1280x1242 per eye. Resolutions that Android flagships were near for years. Now they are going further with 2880, 2960, and 4k. All better for AR and VR headsets. I notice it's always iPhone users that always say that those higher resolutions don't matter, but they most certainly do matter.

20. yyzamin

Posts: 375; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

99.99% of consumers are not going to use their phone with a VR headset. Quality and performance over specs everyday of the week.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 6584; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You are right that iPhone users don't use their smartphones for VR, because iPhones suck for VR. Even Apple knows this because the resolutions are so low and pathetic. Speaking solely the truth here, and from experience. But for the Android world that has had the luxury of higher resolution displays for years now. There is a lot of VR applications now. With new arrivals every week. But like I said earlier Apples iPhone suck for VR. Even Apple themselves don't support it. So what about Mira Prisim, or Star Wars Jedi Knight challenges AR headsets? Hmm. Not to mention some other AR headsets are arriving soon. The thing is even for AR the higher resolution displays also help in those scenarios. Also with more apps and headsets arriving, the percentage of consumers continue to rise. You can be a blind sheep yyzamin, CreeDiddy, Bucky, or toukale, but then others are not so blind to the lies you guys spew.

31. mackan84

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Haven’t you learned anything about Apple yet? The VR and AR market is in its infancy for at least 2-3 year more. Apple won’t sacrifice development cost on such a tiny market. They wait and see how it progresses then releases something for the established market with a twist. That’s how they’re on top. There is an article here saying Apple might release an ar headset in 2020. I’ve never heard of anyone buying a vr headset for they’re phone that didn’t come with it for free

35. sgodsell

Posts: 6584; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No, it doesn't have anything to do with seeing how it will progress. Apple knows that both AR and VR are going to grow. However iOS is poorly suited for both AR and VR headsets. As it stands today there is no home screen to launch and run either AR or VR apps. With iPhones you have to run the app and place it in the headset. If you want to run a different AR or VR app, then you have to pull the iPhone out of the headset to run a different app. With Android there is a number of AR and VR launchers or platforms that allow users to stay in the AR or VR headset. Like Daydream, Gear VR, as well as some launchers specific to running VR or AR apps. Users can stay in those headsets and never take out the smartphone to run different apps. Why do you think Apple is going to make a different OS called rOS (reality OS). It's because iOS is not conducive for either AR or VR. But Android already does fully support both AR and VR headsets.

21. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You are off topic. He didn't mention AR or VR applications...He's talking about daily viewing of the phone is simply no difference. That is a true statement.

26. mike2959

Posts: 687; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

It depends on what you are using the phone for..4K on a phone and you’re not using it for AR or VR? That’s like having a super charger when the speed limit is 15 mph. Not needed.

29. DolmioMan

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

But Apple aren’t focusing on VR for their phone, so but if a moot point there isn’t it buddy? At normal reading distances the iPhone X is fine.

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I agree...resolution contributes to small fraction of screen and picture quality.

32. worldpeace

Posts: 3024; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's still too expensive for them.. They'll start using 1440p when the other move to 4K

34. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ummm... no. In fact, it is likely more expensive for them to create these wacky resolutions.

36. RoyalMike unregistered

New iPhone X ad celebrates marriage equality in Australia... It shows Apple is for (we know)

2. cncrim

Posts: 1515; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Were they said iphone X will touch ID on the back? Then it turn out wrong.

3. gamehead unregistered

I expect something else to be taken away this year.

6. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1067; Member since: May 01, 2017

You act like Cook has a gun to your head forcing to buy it

33. gamehead unregistered

What? XD

5. Jrod99

Posts: 673; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

How big will the 6.5 compare to the current plus size? Physical size that is. Hope it’s no bigger then plus but all screen.

7. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Somthing between Note 8 and V30 I think, but wider as V30.

25. Klinton

Posts: 1407; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

The real screen size of the current iPhone X is not more than 5.5'' . Even if Apple say 5.8''. Right? So, 6.5'' (if there is notch too) will be around 6 ''. For details ask Samsung. They will produce(invent) it.

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

What is it iphones with weird resolutions?

9. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Apple is kinda like that weird kid in middle school who HAS to do his own thing all the time.

10. toukale

Posts: 588; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Yep, you can do that when you own the whole ecosystem like they do.

30. DolmioMan

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

It’s to do with the scaling factor. I think you’ll find that this is a perfect 3x scaling of the base resolution of the plus models after adjusting for the new aspect ratio.

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I will be getting this phone...

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Note 8 with 6.3" is almost a tv control, imagine this one.

17. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It will be nearly same bcuz of notch design

15. Foxgabanna

Posts: 561; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I will pay for this.

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