Apple’s iPhone 12 series has not been announced yet and we’re already hearing details on next year’s flagships.
Ross Young, an experienced display analyst, has come forward to lay out what he expects to see from next year’s “iPhone 13” lineup (via MacRumors). The note comes from Mizuho Securities, and it also talks about the “iPhone SE 3” for good measure, the handset that will probably, some day, replace the current iPhone SE model you can buy right now.
According to Ross’s tweets and a shared image, the iPhone 13 models will come with same-sized displays like the iPhone 12 devices. Also, all four phones in the forthcoming series will have integrated touch (Y-Octa) panels. The exact sizes of their panels are as listed below.
- iPhone 13 – 5.42-inch
- iPhone 13 – 6.06-inch
- iPhone 13 Pro – 6.06-inch
- iPhone 13 Pro Max – 6.67-inch
Though all the models will have OLED panels, their suppliers will be different. For instance, SDC (Samsung Display Co., Ltd.) will be supplying panels for Pro Max as well as the smaller model.
Like DSCC, Mizuho Securities also says no new iPhone SE model in 2021, have to wait till 2022. They do say all iPhone 13 models will have integrated touch, BOE will join LGD on both 6.1″ models, mini and 13 will adopt 12 Pro Max camera sensors, & sensor size will increase on Pro. pic.twitter.com/G9f6cz8dm0
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 2, 2020
On the other hand, LGD (LG Display) will be providing panels for all the models except the top variant. Lastly, BOE will be supplying panels for the Pro and standard iPhone 13.
According to Young, one of the most significant developments on the iPhone 13 Pro models will be the inclusion of 120Hz ProMotion displays. The displays will feature variable refresh rates with the use of LTPO display technology. There have been several rumors and mixed reports in the past few weeks that highlight that the iPhone 12 series will not come with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Apart from this, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max camera sensor size will increase and the standard variants will receive the same sensor size as that of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Hence, cameras on all variants will see a major bump.
Other than Apple’s iPhone 13, the analyst also mentions that there will be no iPhone SE 3 next year and that it will be made available in the Spring of 2022. The third-gen iPhone SE is expected to feature a bigger 6.1-inch LCD display, Touch ID, sub-6GHz 5G connectivity, and the same camera sensors as that of the current iPhone 11.