Rumor: Apple planning massive 5.8-inch iPhone model with AMOLED display

By , Mar 8, 2016

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Citing Taiwan-based Apple supply chain makers, Taiwanese publication DigiTimes wrote in a pre-publication note yesterday that Apple is planning a huge iPhone model with a 5.8-inch screen based on the superior AMOLED display technology.

Apple is reportedly rumored to “have plans to launch a 5.8-inch iPhone featuring rigid AMOLED display panels in 2018 or even earlier in 2017,” reads the note. Currently, Apple’s iPhone 6/6s series is offered in two screen sizes—4.7 and 5.5 inches—while the older iPhone 5s and the upcoming ‘iPhone SE’ address the market segment for four-inch smartphones.

Samsung Display has been picked as Apple’s first candidate to supply AMOLED panels while LG Display and Japan Display will be added later as AMOLED suppliers. All three companies already supply Apple with mobile screens.

Both LG Display and Samsung Display should have no trouble mass-producing AMOLED displays for Apple starting next year. Japan Display, however, won’t be able to kick off mass production of AMOLED displays before 2018.

Prior rumors have posited that Apple might be prepping a major switch to OLED screen technology for iPhones by 2018, meaning we probably won’t get an (AM)OLED iPhone before an ‘iPhone 8’ refresh in 2018.

DigiTimes’ sources estimate that Apple will ship about 50 million AMOLED iPhones in the first year of availability. It is therefore entirely conceivable that Apple might at first offer AMOLED technology only on a premium, high-end iPhone model.

AMOLED screen technology offers deeper blacks, more vivid colors, better contrast and higher color saturation while consuming a fraction of the power of the traditional LCD IPS panels traditionally used in iOS devices.

Would you buy a 5.8-inch iPhone with AMOLED screen?

Source: DigiTimes

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  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Take my money!

    • Picapollo


      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Why the laughing?

  • Diogo Pires

    “Apple’s iPhone 6/6s series is offered in two screen sizes—4.8 and 5.5 inches”. It’s 4,7 inches, not 4,8 😉

  • askep3

    4 iPhones, doesn’t seem as “simple” anymore but now people can choose exactly what they want and not be stuck to one or two sizes.

    This thing will make the iPad mini almost totally obsolete

  • Delfos Sambucetti Arturaola

    yes if it has a bigger battery!!!

    • Your Mother

      In other words a Galaxy S7 Edge.

  • Brandon Valley

    Who do I click the PayPal to!!!!!

  • Lit

    damn I would have preferred a size in between the 4.7 and 5.5

    • Elias Chao

      5.2″ is the sweet spot.

  • Gucciipad

    Take my money. I don’t need an iPad mini. Nor an iPad anymore with the beautiful 5.8 screen.

  • Wow… as these phone get bigger and bigger I’m reminded of Miami Vice and their shoebox phones. I just can’t imagine wanting to have a phone that big.

  • Micke på taket

    They really need to reduce bezelsize this time,,

  • Mesut

    Amoled screens get burn. Example, if you play a game always. You will those shadows of the game on the main screen even when you dont play

    • Your Mother

      False, from Galaxy S2 to current S7 Edge there has never been such an issue.

      Stop making things up about a product you’ve never used.

  • TheShade247

    Planning planning planning… This never comes to reality.

    • iPhoneWINS

      nope apple is boring

      • Rowan09

        Which company is not boring?

    • Burge

      iPad mini, iPad pro, Apple Watch just to name a few things that did happen after planing. Oh and every other device that Apple now make.

      This is a rumour and to be honest is not proven.

    • Your Mother

      It has, it’s called the Galaxy S7 Edge


    After seeing Samsung drop test amoled is not as durable as lcd, wouldn’t affect me as I don’t drop my phone but still something to think about.

    • Benedict

      Latest AMOLED is even foldable – don’t know what you saw but you should watch the latest S7 drop and bend tests where the display still works after everything is broken and the iphone’s screen is off.

  • iPhoneWINS

    larger iPhone would be cool

    • Rodrigo Freijanes

      Larger screen with smallers bezels.

  • Leguro

    Now imagine that without a bezel.

  • Cristian B

    Really glad I’m skipping the 7

    • TechToch

      Really glad that I skipped the 6s ☺️

  • Jamessmooth

    YES! Perfect! I’ve wished the 6s+ was just a bit bigger… This would be perfect.

    • M_Hawke


    • TechToch

      with smaller bezzels yes

  • Jakob

    The solution for the missing IR blaster on the iPhones, Note 5 and S7:


    Please, please just check it out.

    We don’t have money for ads like the others.

    We have only you.

  • Jerry

    Is this gonna come with a satchel? Who the he’ll wants a phone this big? The 6plus already is too big

    • M_Hawke

      It will come with its own iCar to transport it. 🙂

  • Redd

    It’s called a phone for a reason. Might as well just get a tablet.

  • Javier Gore


  • Bigfoot Expert

    I hope they don’t replace the iPad mini. Its my favorite iOS device by far. I love the idea of a mini iPad

  • Airla Domenech

    Follow @LA5LAM3 on Twitter and you wont regret it. All you have to do is ask for a follow back.

  • Danny Valentino

    Ok Apple, nice of you to be planning on an even larger iPhone. Now just do us a favor and bring back the 17″ MacBook Pro. Retina of course.

  • M_Hawke

    A larger phone? Nah, I don’t think so. I’m finding that my 6 Plus sometimes is a bit too big.

    I remember when Fanboys were deriding Samsung for their huge line up. And now there are those below who are embracing a larger iPhone? Well “embrace” is what you’re going to have to do with a phone that big. 😉

    • Rodrigo Freijanes

      Small bezels can accommodate bigger screen.

      • M_Hawke

        Yes, but I don’t want a bigger screen. It is a stretch for my thumb as it is.

  • Rodrigo Freijanes

    I was an AMOLED fan when Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was my device, but when I changed to iPhone 6 Plu, I find out the LCD technology on iPhone is better. White is really white, colors are more accurate, natural. Apple, please, don’t adopt AMOLED technology.
    About growing screen size, ok, but with small bezels.

    • TechToch

      Who cares about white color Amoled goves True BLACK

  • Guy

    5.8 would be a bad idea just asked Mr. Moto Nexus 6.

  • Guy

    “The iPhone 7 that we should get”

    Apple give OLED screens, 32gb of storage for base line models and finally more free iCloud Backup storage.