The iPhone 16 series may get even thinner bezels thanks to “borderless” technology

The iPhone 16 series may get even thinner bezels thanks to

BRS stands for Border Reduction Structure. This technology is specifically aimed at reducing the bottom bezel or chin of all four models of the iPhone 16 series. Specifically, this technology focuses on minimizing the bottom bezel by rolling up the copper wires under the panel.

The Korean source Sisa Journal notes that Samsung Display, BOE, and LG Display, which will supply panels for the iPhone 16 series, have acquired this technology. However, an important factor will be the level of production profitability. An industry representative said: “The entry barrier for the technology itself is not high, but the production volume situation may change for each company when it actually reaches mass production.”

In addition to the thinner bezel, the regular iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will reportedly feature the same panel size and type as last year’s non-Pro models. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus offer a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch LTPS (low temperature polycrystalline silicone) panel with a frequency of 60 Hz, respectively.

However, there may be a slight increase in display size for the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. According to market research agency Omdia, the iPhone 16 Pro could have a 6.3-inch display (last year’s model had a 6.1-inch display), and the iPhone 16 Pro Max could offer a 6.9-inch display (the iPhone 15 Pro Max had a 6.7-inch panel). In terms of display technology, these larger panels will be the same LTPO as last year’s Pro models.

If you’re expecting the rumored under-display technology (UDC) to hide some of the sensors from Dynamic Island, be patient. Kang Min-soo, senior researcher at Omdia, said: “Apple is trying to change the shape of the display again by hiding the camera behind the display or hiding Face ID, but the UDC technology continues to be delayed.” He added that it could even be delayed until 2027.


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