iPhone 13 to feature 120Hz display, larger batteries, smaller notch, more
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday shared new details on Apple’s next-generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 13. According to the analyst, the new device will feature a 120Hz “ProMotion” display, larger batteries, a smaller notch, and more.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 13 will be “the same as the iPhone 12 series” with four different models and the same screen sizes.
In his research note to investors on Monday, the analyst dismissed earlier rumors that claimed Apple may ditch the Lightning connector for a portless design this year, reporting that “the iPhone will continue to use the Lightning port in the foreseeable future.”
The device will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 modem, which offers several 5G networking improvements, reports Kuo, and that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will use more power-efficient LTPO display technology.
Kuo suggests the new devices will be heavier than the current-generation models, mainly down to the larger battery. The analyst says internally, the new hardware will have space-saving in mind, by integrating the SIM card slot with the motherboard and reducing the thickness of some Face ID components.
On the topic of Face ID, it is said that for the first time, Apple will shrink the TrueDepth camera system, often referred to as the notch, on the front of the device, with that being one of the “main hardware specification changes.”