Apple is preparing a new display without notch design for their new iPhones. This new display will be based on OLED and it is heard that it will be applied to new iPhones that will be released in 2019.
“Apple decided to get rid of notch design starting from 2019 models and is having discussions with relevant companies.” said a representative for an industry. “It seems that Apple is planning to implement full-screen that is more complete to its new iPhones.”
Apple will keep its face recognition technology called ‘Face ID’ for 2019 models. As a result, industries are interested on how Apple will be able to place receiver, front-camera, and Face ID feature and implement full-screen at the same time. Some display industries think that Apple will either drill holes into OLED panels or use BM (Black Matrix) area within displays.
Apple has been looking to implement full-screen design on its iPhones. “Our vision always has been to create a iPhone that has its front completely filled with a display.” said Apple while releasing iPhone X last year.
Apple is planning to release two 2018 models with OLED display and a 2018 model with LCD display during this fall.
It is heard that OLED models will be available in 5.85-inch display and 6.46-inch display while a LCD model will be available only in 6.04-inch model. All three of these models will have Face ID function and it is heard that there will be less bezel and smaller notch design.
Some phone manufacturers are copying Apple iPhone X design like ASUS from Taiwan who introduced its Smartphone called ZenFone 5 that looks exactly like Apple’s iPhone X at MWC 2018.
Other Chinese Smartphone manufacturers are imitating and applying notch design to their new Smartphones.
Rumors are saying even LG Electronics are also preparing new Smartphones with similar design as Apple’s notch design.