IPhone with LCD – the display will look more like a frameless than iPhone X

It is expected that this year Apple will present three iPhones at once. At the same time, two of them will be equipped with OLED – displays, while the third will have LCD – a panel, and it will cost $ 700-800. The Taiwanese Commercial Times reported that the LCD model will have an aspect ratio of 18: 9, as opposed to 19.5: 9 for iPhone X. Thanks to this, the new LCD iPhone the bezels will be only 0.5 mm thick on all four sides, which is less than iPhone X.

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Back in September 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that Japan Display would be the display supplier for the budget iPhone 2018. Thus, this new product will receive an advanced LCD panel that can compete with OLED last year.

From the WSJ report:

Japan Display reports that their improved LCD panels are able not only to compete, but also to outperform OLED at a lower cost. In the new Full Active displays, the bezels around the screen can be reduced to 0.5 mm on each side. For comparison, in older LCD displays it was impossible to make frames less than a few millimeters in size.

Minatake Kashio, head of Tokyo-based Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, said that OLED – displays of the current generation have displays at least a millimeter in size.

Japan Display notes that the company is working on Full Active displays that will allow manufacturers to create curved displays that only OLED panels could previously offer.

Note that the displays LCD Full Active used Xiaomi to produce their legendary Mi Mix 2.

IPhone with LCD - the display will look more like a frameless than iPhone X Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

As a result of using such displays Apple it will be possible to increase the resolution of the new iPhone up to 2160×1080 pixels. For comparison, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (Full HD), while OLED has a resolution of iPhone X – 2436-by-1125 pixels at 458 ppi.

Despite the 6.1-inch LCD display, the iPhone 2018 is expected to fit comfortably in the hand thanks to a design similar to iPhone X. the display is positioned even closer to the edges of the device. The top of the device houses a notch for the TrueDepth camera for features like Face ID and Animoji.

IPhone with LCD - the display will look more like a frameless than iPhone X

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new one iPhone will be equipped with 3 GB of RAM and a main camera from one module. In addition, the bezels on the sides of the device will be made of aluminum rather than the more expensive stainless steel. According to the same analyst, the other two models iPhone this year will equip OLED – displays and 4 GB of RAM.

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