Recent iPhone 5 rumors claimed that Apple would give the new smartphone a bigger screen, bumping to at least 4 inches, but a recent report by DigiTimes offers a contrary take.
DigiTimes, citing sources from “upstream panel suppliers,” claims that the iPhone 5 will not sport a 4.2-inch touch screen. “Despite rumors about iPhone 5 featuring a 4.2-inch panel circulating within the IT market for a while, following a leak from Apple’s website in Switzerland in early August, sources from upstream panel suppliers have recently revealed that the iPhone 5’s panel size will still be less than (four inches),” the report said.
Its sources added that the upcoming iPhone will either stay with the current 3.5-inch screen or grow to 3.7-inches. The smartphone will also have a design to enable the bezel of the panel to be thinner, making the screen look larger.
The report also added that the back of the iPhone 5 will be changed to a metall chassis, from the iPhone 4’s reinforced glass.
Back in April, Joshua Topolsky of This Is My Next reported that the iPhone will have a 3.7-inch screen and will still maintain the 960 x 640 resolution of the display of the iPhone 4. This means that the company can only increase the screen size by a little so that there will be no drop in the quality of the images.
“Rumors have been suggesting that the size would bump up to 4 inches, but at that size with the current resolution, pixel density drops to 288, making it harder for Apple to use the [Retina Display] branding,” said Topolsky.
Other iPhone rumors said that the iPhone 5 will include an 8-megapixel camera, Full-HD video recording, dual core A5 processor and a new ultra-thin design.