Ready for the 6" iPhone? Apple tipped to release a 5.85" iPhone 9 and 6.46" 9 Plus next year

Since Samsung is still the largest mobile OLED display supplier globally, it is no wonder that the first rumors about the screen sizes of next year's iPhone 9 and 9 Plus, or whatever Apple calls them, is coming from industry sources in Korea. Allegedly, Apple will be releasing two phones next year - one with a 5.85" OLED display, like the diagonal rumored for the iPhone 8, and a larger one with a 6.46" panel.

Given the trend for bezel-less designs, we'd expect the 6"+ iPhone 9 Plus to actually be the size of the current 7 Plus or even smaller, so we wouldn't gasp with disgust that Apple could release a giant shovel of a phone just yet. The more logical explanation is that it will have a larger and smaller iPhone to choose from, as usual, with the smaller one being an upgrade of the "all-screen" iPhone 8 that is likely to be unveiled next month, and the larger one having a similar edge-less design, but with a longer screen diagonal. 

This jibes with the rumors that Apple will be moving to iPhones with OLED displays a year earlier than the 2019 plan, and will eventually have three OLED iPhones to choose from next year, the tentative 8, 9 and 9 Plus. Apparently, Apple scrapped the plans to issue a 5.28" OLED iPhone next year, given the current consumer trend of ever-larger displays in relatively compact bodies. The sources say that the work on next year's iPhones with Samsung and other parts suppliers has started earlier than usual, and the team from Cupertino may order as many as 170 million OLED panels for its Fall 2018 iPhone crop.



1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

3.5in is the perfect


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Man i kind of think if apple had implemented a bottom notch that housed a bottom speaker this phone would have been more unique. But that top notch is awkward to look at and makes me feel uncomfortable.

9. Nopers unregistered

It was when all we did was listen to music, text, email and occasionally surf the web. Now we watch films, read full articles, take lots of photos, edit those photos and we want lots of screen real estate and lots of battery capacity. Screen size will only stop growing when we can no longer fit our phones in our pockets any more.

32. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Thats what she said.

2. gigicoaste

Posts: 456; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

6.46".. sure that will not be huge for PA since it comes from Apple.. all the other are monstrous, right?

3. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

So now Apple blindly following in the footsteps of Samsung?

5. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

How exactly? By minimizing the size of the bezels and making the corners rounded? LG did that first so basically Samsung copied LG.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seeing that LG and Samsung are in the same country, how hard is it for LG to know or have an idea what Samsung is doing. You claim is BS, because Samsung had curved displays on phones before LG. Just because LG released a phone first that has a curved display. doesn't;t mean they had the idea or concept first. This article stated that several OEM's would be bring curved display product to the market around the same time, and they did. Stop being biased to a single OEM. It is stupid to do so. You work for zero of these companies. Such tech takes years to perfect and release. You have zero inside knowledge on when any OEM started any new concept for a product. Coming to market frist doesn't mean they had the idea first. And the LG Flex was garbage compared to Samsung curved phones and now LG is copying Samsung's curved phones. The LG V30 looks like the S8.

4. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

iphonies will celebrate each and every bigger iphone that comes out...alot of iphonies realize big is great LOL i find that the blu studio 7.0 lte 7 inch screen is the perfect size for me, but darn the specs LOL...1gb ram/8gb storage LOL

6. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

Waiting for apple fanboys comment about oled screens

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You do realize that those displays will be having this year tech and not the [bad] one from S4 and 5?

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Your so call bad one get best display for their respectively year. It's the high cost made them prohibitive to be incorporated into iPhone till 2017. Even these very day apple fan may end up paying extra if they opted for an iPhone with OLED display. Apple so called retina display can't even beat some China branded mid range phone in a YouTube shootout.

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Whatever, dude, I'm not going to argue with a person blinded by hatred.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am not blinded by fandom either. If you Google for the shootout you would find it. I am just not interested in rubbing salt to wound. It's the Apple fan that has a constant need to justify their high price smartphone that need to troll on non-iOS users. I know I get what I pay for therefore I am a satisfied user.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I don't have to google for something I have already seen with my own eyes and something that has been thoroughly documented. Those displays have terrible color reproduction with super-saturated tones.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Obviously don't even have the basic knowledge about screen mode and color calibration. Reinforcing the idea of computer idiot flocking to iPhone.

16. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Lol, save your fingers man, if you're not praising Leo_mcs divine fruity, you're obviously "blinded by hatred". The dude is the very definition of a hypocrite, he'll be demanding objectivity from you, while remaining a blind fanboy himself, turning a blind eye to the facts and evidence you point out to him, as evidenced above.

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

As long as it heavily distorts the natural colors, there's nothing to be said, and S4's display does just that. That phone is so dead and buried that its display doesn't matter much, but still, it's very bad one.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't expect a bias fruit guy to be objective. He is basically saying only OLED mounted on an iPhone is good OLED screen. Why because it's Apple so it got to be good! This may work for him but I am more objective, I demand more than just a fruit branding. I demand other consideration such as value for money, customization, not being tied to a brand and full control over how I manage my data. Lastly, I don't consider Apple IPS panel as the best it's good with great color accuracy but I have seen better QHD display. Of course for an apple user they only have one choice, one reference so the point of comparing is also moot. I completely sympathize with them.

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I was just saying that the displays on S4 and S5 are terrible; Samsung upped the quality starting with S6 and made some damn good displays after that.

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I believe there nothing wrong with S4 and S5 because professional review with specialize tools has certified it to be the best display for 2014 and 2015. I know because I using a Note 3 now to type this message which occupy the best display slot for 2013. It's 2017 I dare say the note 3 display is still respectable. You can say whatever you want the research record in stored in DisplayMate record 2013. Furthermore, iPhone OLED is yet to release but the Apple fan has already firmly state that it's going to be best. Why is that the case? Lastly, I do have to agree that Apple is the best display for you while the rest of us we do have better displays with cheaper prices to choose from. To many of us, iPhone screen is just average with top notch marketing.

37. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"The iPhone 5 is SIGNIFICANTLY BRIGHTER than the Galaxy S4, particularly for screens with mostly peak white backgrounds. Its color calibration is A BIT BETTER, although the Galaxy S4 has a more accurate White. The Galaxy S4 has ... much darker blacks, and better screen uniformity than the iPhone 5." In the same article is a detailed comparison where almost every iPhone 5's parameter regarding the colors (viewing experience) is better than what S4 got. So get your Samsung dick out of your ass, before saying another word.

22. mikehunta727 unregistered

DisplayMate has the 7 and 7 Plus as the best LCD panels in a smartphone period so it's definitely better than a lot of midranger's displays

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's is false. Link please? Because the iPhone 7 did not even beat the S7 display. And it surely can't beat the S8 and Note 8 display. DisplayMate has rated the Note 8 display to be the most accurate display and best display available right now. So what you said is simply not true. Go to DisplayMate and actually read the iPhone 7 display info and compare it to the S7, S8 and Note 8. Your claim is completely false!

34. mikehunta727 unregistered An Outstanding Smartphone Display "The display on the iPhone 7 is a Truly Impressive Top Performing Display and a major upgrade and enhancement to the display on the iPhone 6. It is by far the best performing mobile LCD display that we have ever tested, and it breaks many display performance records." I said best LCD panel, not best smartphone display out there, I know Galaxy has had better display for a few years now. But reading comprehension, it helps. And looks like my "claim" is actually true :(, sorry bro try again According to DisplayMate, at the time of it's review, it was #1 in some metrics like lowest screen reflectancy, etc. Obviously not anymore but yeah. You have been informed now

30. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Not only it was the best LCD, but it is also better than S7 in every key points.

36. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Your so called best LCD is actually a budget panel costing 100 Yuan in China flea market.

38. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I don't care if it can be picked up for free in the corn fields of China as long as it offers quality.

39. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

BTW, a "budget" panel with 3D touch and cinematic colors... You only find this in the latest and most expensive phones released this year, you find anything similar in flea markets.

40. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just sharing a piece of fact about Shenzhen. People could repair or swap parts like they do with PC notebook. They do it to their mobile. RAM and storage upgrade is common. 3D touch is the very definition of gimmick. Sheeple can continue to live in their little bubble.

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