Apple will reportedly be launching a new iPhone with a 4.7-inch LCD display in March 2020. The device will be based on iPhone 8’s design and is speculated to come with a notch. The new iPhone is said to be powered by Apple’s new A13 chipset which will also be used in the next iteration of the iPhones and will make its debut later this year itself. The iPhone with 4.7-inch display is expected to come with a single rear camera and will have 128GB of storage.
Earlier, we saw that Apple was increasing the prices of the earlier model of iPhones to maintain its high-end luxury brand status when all the other companies were doing the exact opposite to attract more users. But now, according to reports, Apple is planning to enter the mid-range segment of smartphones as well and the iPhone with the 4.7-inch screen might be the device aimed at the mid-range segment price category.
According to a report by DigiTimes, the iPhone with 4.7-inch LCD display will most probably launch in 2020 and it will be a revised version of the iPhone 8. Earlier a report about Apple planning to launch three new iPhones with a ‘resized’ screen size featuring OLED display panel also surfaced online. With news about iPhone with 4.7-inch LCD display circulating online, it may be possible that the Cupertino-based company is planning to launch four iPhones next year.
Talking about the specifications of the iPhone with LCD display, it will reportedly be powered by Apple’s A13 chipset and will feature a single rear-camera setup. The reports also mention that the device will come with 128GB of internal storage and it will be released on March 2020 next year. It has also been said that the production of this iPhone model will be handled by the Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron. According to the report, Apple might order around 20 million units of the device.
The report also suggests that the abovementioned iPhone will hold a price tag of NT$20,000 (approximately Rs 45,000). There is also a possibility that the upcoming model of iPhone will use the existing Touch ID for unlocking the device instead of going for the Face ID the newer model of iPhones use.
If the reports are true, then we can see Apple focusing on the mid-range smartphone segment which is ruled by the Chinese smartphone makers and Samsung. The upcoming iPhone might be targeted towards the consumers who want to use an iPhone without burning a hole in their pockets.