As well as playing host to a new, eye-watering display, it has been suggested that the iPhone 5S will adopt a new form factor, with the next-gen handset tipped to sport a narrower bezel akin to that of the iPad mini.
Originating from the Chinese supply chain, the latest iPhone 5S rumours have claimed that although retaining the same 4-inch size as the current iPhone 5, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 rival will take things to new realms of realism and detail, doubling the screen’s number of pixels.
Making the jump from 730,000 pixels across a 4-inch form to 1.5 million pixels on the same amount of display real estate, the iPhone 5S screen will reportedly eclipse the image quality of any current smartphone powerhouse, including the HTC One and Google Nexus 4.
We must stress, however, that these reports are far from confirmed and go against the belief that the iPhone 5S will be little more than an incremental upgrade on the way to a dramatically overhauled iPhone 6.
iPhone 5S Rumours
With many iPhone 5S rumours having done the rounds in the recent weeks and months, latest reports have suggested that Apple’s next-generation handset will be made available in ‘6-8 colours’, with leaks having shown the device will land in blue, orange and grey colour schemes among others.
Tipped as a gradual progression over the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S has been rumoured as featuring a speedier quad-core processor than its predecessor, with improved camera optics also reportedly on the cards.
Expected to feature a similar form factor to the current model, an iPhone 5S release date has been mooted for September, with launch stock of the eagerly awaited device expected to enter production next month.
Can’t decide which handset’s for you, read our iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head for guidance.