Claimed 5.5-inch iPhone 6 picture shows off new design

A claimed image of the heavily rumoured 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has leaked, showing off a heavily revised handset design.

One of two iPhone 6 models expected to launch later this year, the 5.5-inch iPhone has been tipped to line up alongside a 4.7-inch offering as a direct rival to the likes of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

With the teased handset shown to be sporting an oversized display, the leaked image has hinted that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could adopt a new, squarer, 3:2 aspect ratio than the widescreen 16:9 aspect found on the iPhone 5S.

Accommodating the larger screen is a heavily refreshed design, with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 shown to feature a slimmer, more rounded finish, similar to that on the iPad mini.

As well as adopting a new look, the image has claimed that the iPhone 6 buttons will be moved, with the power button shifting from the phone’s upper edge to the right side in order to be more accessible for one-handed use.

Although we must stress that the claimed 5.5-inch iPhone 6 image is far from official, and as such should be taken with a considerable pinch of salt, the picture has emerged courtesy of reputable tipster Jimmy Lin.

Having previously shown off the updated iPhone 5 design, Lin last week teased an image of himself holding what is believed to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 test unit.

iPhone 6 leaks have been ramping up in recent weeks with a number of early looks at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 rival emerging.

It is expected that the iPhone 6 will touch down this September or October, with the 5.5-inch model hitting retailers shortly after its 4.7-nich sibling.

Both devices are expected to boast QHD displays alongside a revised camera and new A8 processing unit.

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