Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
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IPhone without a notch above screen planned for 2021

IPhone without a notch above screen planned for 2021

Or at least if two new rumors are true.

The company is also working towards the bigger goal of completely removing the notch, and the way to do that would be to place the whole Face ID module under the screen, so it works through the display, but is hidden from view.

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Published by DigiTimes, which has a prolific but sometimes spotty history with leak and rumor accuracy, it's not the first time we've heard about the current iPhones being the last hurrah for 3D Touch. As a result, all upcoming iPhone models are expected to either lose the notch entirely or feature a smaller notch than the existing models. Kuo said that Apple will be reducing the camera-array size in the notch to give more usable area for viewing. These new iPhones which are going to represent iPhone 11 series, are not going to be 5G enabled and will be launched in 2020.

Note that these reports say nothing about the iPhones coming out this year - these will likely all have a notch and be quite similar to the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR.

According to Kuo, the number of cameras must also grow further in 2020.

The new range of iPhones are expected to feature OLED displays with varying screen sizes of 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches and 6.7-inches.

Apple first started building iPhones in India in order to comply with the requirements of the local government, a move which helped the company reduce production costs and, at the same time, benefit from the local boom in the smartphone market. It is possible that this China-specific model is the same iPhone Kuo mentioned with a smaller notch. This might effectively remove the top notch along with a design change touting a more prominent display and full-screen fingerprint authentication. Interestingly, the report alleges that that trio of devices will also lack Face ID - instead opting for a full-screen fingerprint scanner and an under-display front-facing camera.

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