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Apple decides on 4.6 inch display for iPhone 5

Anuradha Shukla | March 26, 2012
Set to launch in summer, the new phone will compete with Samsung Galaxy S2.

Apple has finally decided on 4.6-inch display for iPhone 5 and intends to launch the new phone this summer.

Rob Waugh from reports that the new phone is expected to give tough competition to South Korea-based Samsung, one of the biggest competitors of Apple.

Samsung is using a 4.6 inch OLED display for its flagship Galaxy S II smartphone.

Although Apple has not confirmed this news, there is a lot of excitement regarding this launch as this information was leaked in a business newspaper in South Korea - a place known to supply raw material for Apple.

Quoting an unnamed industry source, this Korean newspaper reported that Apple has begun to place orders to its suppliers after deciding for a wider display for iPhone 5.

Similar to Apple, the news has not been confirmed by Samsung.

Controversial release

iPhone 5 has been news for quite some time now. Late last year, Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief, iLounge reported the decision about the larger display made against the wishes of the late technology pioneer Steve Jobs.

Come summer and iPhone lovers will be able to hold the next-generation iPhone that will be 8mm longer than before and offered in an aluminum casing.

The new iPhone is being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind and will feature the high-definition Retina Display, which contains several times as many pixels within the same area.


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