Apple iPhone 5 to boast 4.6-inch Retina Display?
Now that Apple has launched its new iPad, attentions are drawing closer to the next big Apple gadget launch. We’re talking the iPhone 5, successor to the current Apple iPhone 4S. Bigger is better in smartphones, think Samsung SIII, and so it seems with the iPhone 5.
One news source reports that Apple’s new phone will up the screen size, with a larger 4.6-inch Retina Display and be launched in the second quarter of this year.
The report stems from an unnamed Korean sources that appear certain Apple will take the unprecedented step of super-sizing from 3.5-inches up to 4.6-inches for the iPhone 5.
That would put the iPhone 5’s screen right up there with the the largest Android smartphones. The iPhone’s closest rival right now is the Samsung Galaxy S2. It has a 4.3-inch screen. The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 is said to also have a 4.6-inch display.
It was previously believed that Apple would reluctant to shift from its usual phone screen size to avoid fragmenting apps, and getting into a situation where some App Store apps look better on some devices than others.
However, as we’ve seen with the launch of the new iPad, app developers have been prepared to tweak their apps to look better on the higher resolution of the new iPad’s Retina Display.
For now, little else is known about the rumoured iPhone 5. Critics predict a major design overhaul and more storage options. The iPhone 5 could be the first iPhone to boast memory card compatibility to take its storage beyond its internal memory.
One iPhone competitor we do know is coming soon is the HTC One X. The quad-core phone has a 4.7-inch screen, and will be launching next month.
With so much choice over the coming months, and some real iPhone competitors emerging, which phone will you be upgrading to this year?
Will you be getting the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, or waiting for the iPhone 5? Let us know.