iDealsChina, a partner of Apple in China, has recently shared a picture of the digitizer panel of the upcoming iPhone 5. According to the news, iPhone 5 will feature a 4 inch display in the same encasement as iPhone 4.
The edges of iPhone 5’s screen will be much thinner compared to iPhone 4 so that it could retain the old size. It is possible that the display will be expanded to the edges of the device. In addition, the phone still uses the traditional Home button, unlike earlier rumors that Apple will remove hard buttons on the front. The iPhone 5 will also have a thinner bezel on all sides featuring an edge-to-edge display. This would allow Apple to increase the display’s size and not change the device’s actual size. As predicted by experts, iPhone 5 will increase the resolution to 1136×640 pixels.
Expanding display to a larger size proves that Apple is trying to race against its biggest competitor – Android. The open OS is backed up by many leading manufacturers, this help Android smartphones become more diverse and rich with screen size from 3.7 to 5.3 inches. In 2010, iPhone is the advanced smartphone with the smallest screen, this is also the big disadvantage that many customers switched to its rival devices.