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Kuo: 2020 iPhones will have a smaller notch

Kuo: 2020 iPhones will have a smaller notch

Well-known analyst Ming Chi-Kuo said in a new research note shared with MyDrivers that at least one of the iPhones Apple will launch next year will feature a smaller notch than the current models. Another investor note - this time by Credit Suisse - also reveals that Apple's screen suppliers are actively working on displays without a notch. As per a report by 9to5Mac, Kuo has said that "at least one of the new iPhones introduced in 2020 will have a smaller front-faing camera cutout".

That same analyst predicts all three 2021 iPhones will be notchless, completing a transition to under-screen cameras and fingerprint authentication. The phones are said to sport under-screen front cameras and full-screen acoustic fingerprint authentication, which is likely a version of Touch ID that would work anywhere on the iPhone's display.

Last week, another report suggested that Apple would launch a new iPhone with an under-the-screen fingerprint scanner, but only in the Chinese market, as the technology would reportedly cost less than the components required for Face ID. It could be similar to Touch ID and would allow the user to touch anywhere on the iPhone's display. By removing all the Face ID sensors and placing the camera and fingerprint sensor under the display, Apple would be able to deliver flawless all-screen iPhones a year later.

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A notch-less iPhone isn't going to appear overnight. The iPhone 11 phones coming in mid-September are all expected to feature the same display design as the iPhone XS and XR phones, notch included.

Meanwhile, Foxconnis also expected to soon start trial production of the latest iPhones in India, following which it will begin full-scale assembly at its factory outside Chennai. Samsung, on the other hand, has used circular and pill-shaped front camera cutouts to avoid the notch. However, such reports and rumors must be taken with a grain of salt. It is unclear whether Apple plans to do away with Face ID on all their upcoming iPhone models in the future. Thus, ditching Face ID in favor of Touch ID seems highly unlikely for now.

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