Apple's Rumored 6.1-Inch iPhone Said to Be 18:9 With 2,160×1,080 Resolution and Ultra-Slim Bezels

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone isn't expected to feature an OLED display like the iPhone X, the device will still have a more advanced LCD display than previous iPhones, according to Taiwan's Commercial Times.

    Japan Display's Full Active LCD

    The report, translated from Chinese, claims Apple will be adopting Japan Display's so-called "Full Active" LCD technology. Unlike traditional LCDs, like those of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Full Active LCDs only require ultra-slim 0.5mm bezels on all four sides, even smaller than those on the iPhone X.

    Japan Display says its Full Active LCDs are six-inch displays with a resolution of 2,160×1,080 pixels. Accordingly, the panels have an 18:9 aspect ratio, meaning their length is double their width.

    This suggests the 6.1-inch iPhone will have a taller display, likely with a cutout for the TrueDepth camera system, although not quite as tall as the iPhone X with its unique 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is already rumored to resemble the iPhone X's nearly full-screen design, so this would make sense.

    A 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 2,160×1,080 pixels would have around 395 pixels per inch. KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo said the 6.1-inch iPhone's display will have 320-330 PPI, however, so there's conflicting information.

    This rumor is consistent with a report from The Wall Street Journal in September, which said Apple was considering using Japan Display's advanced LCD panels in some 2018 iPhone models. Full Active LCDs have already been used by some Chinese smartphone makers, including Xiaomi for its Mi Mix 2.

    The use of Full Active LCDs instead of OLED displays is one design compromise that will allow Apple to sell the 6.1-inch iPhone at a cheaper price point. Others include an aluminum frame instead of stainless steel, a single-lens instead of dual-lens rear camera, and no 3D Touch, according to Kuo.

    In a research note obtained by MacRumors today, Kuo predicted the 6.1-inch iPhone will be a mid-range device priced between $700 and $800 in the United States, up from his previous $650 to $750 estimate.

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  2. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    if it's tft lcd (as kuo predicts) it might have better screen response time than the more expensive iphones and could even have a 120hz+ refresh rate if apple wants to

  3. misterpip macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2011
    If it had Pro-Motion like the recent iPad Pro, it might be its best selling point
  4. Aussi3 macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2012
    Facesticks on the App store
    Limited by its technology again. It might be good if people are looking for a cheaper device I suppose
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    So the camera and other stuff just be part of that thin bezel at the top?
  6. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    All iPhone LCDs are TFT. They are TFT-IPS. TFT is the tech behind all current LCDs. Many are confusing this as TN vs IPS, and IPS is superior. Both are TFT.
  7. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    Something does not add up. At least the mystery is nice, coming from a year of leaks.
  8. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2017
    While I'm guaranteed to update to whatever comes out this fall, I'm not really sure what more I could want from an iPhone, beyond iPhone X. Most of what I would want to see is in software, not hardware.
  9. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017


    There will inevitably be a couple of posters who think thin-bezel LCD and notch are not possible.
  10. zea macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2014
  11. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    $650 sounded pretty low.
  12. jamface macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2016
    If I want to see strawberries in such high resolution I'll just buy some actual strawberries I can also eat and which don't have any bezel. Phones are too expensive.
  13. DanielEAndersson macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2015
    If you buy a phone you can take a picture of the strawberries before you eat them and have both.
  14. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    No, it will have a notch like the X.
  15. redgreenski macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2017
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Long term, iOS and software all that matters. Hardware is superficial that eventually wears off. The User becomes more immersed into the software, which is why iOS has such a strong following for its fluid, simplistic straightforward approach. (And of course the security).
  17. karinatwork macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2009
    British Columbia, Canada
    No 3D touch? Come on. That's a huge step backwards.
  18. MacFather macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2012
  19. yadmonkey macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2002
    Western Spiral
    This is one of my many arguments against the obsession with edge-to-edge that gave us the notch. I don't notice bezels on my 7+ as soon as I start using it (I did continue to notice the notch on my iPhone X before I returned it). I wouldn't mind smaller bezels, but not at the cost of symmetry and functionality (yes, I think the home button functions better than FaceID).
  20. bchery21 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2009
    Boston, MA
    If this is priced at ~$700 I'll probably buy for my wife.
  21. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    Tall and narrow again - waiting for this fad to pass!
  22. BootsWalking macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2014
    Nice - put that in an iPhone 7/8 (not +) form factor and I'm in.
  23. Relentless Power, Jan 23, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    One might argue that 3D touch is not as useful as others think, which by not including it on a 6.1 iPhone, will actually help reduce the cost of the new iPhone. Therefore others might see the price point more attractive.
  24. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    We want no bezels!

    ~no bezels arrive~

    There is nowhere to hold it and I'm accidentally pressing things because the touch rejection isn't perfect!
    We need some bezels!

    ~rinse, repeat~

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