iPhone 5S specs: double the resolution of iPhone 5, iPad mini-style bezel

iPhone 5S specs: double the resolution of iPhone 5, iPad mini-style bezelAs far as resolution goes, the iPhone 5 is arguably pretty lame by today’s standards, though the relatively small display size still yields an eye-melting PPI of 326.

Steve Jobs touted the sweet spot for humans as 300PPI, and as such, it might come as a surprise to hear that the iPhone 5S is tipped to boast twice the resolution of the iPhone 5.

That’s the story according to Chinese-language site WeiPhone, with credit going to anonymous “insiders”.

They’re saying that the iPhone 5’s 727,040 pixels (640 x 1136) will double to 1.5 million on the iPhone 5S.

Working roughly with a 16:9 aspect ratio, that’d make a resolution of something like – this took me aaages to figure out – 918 x 1632, and a PPI of 468, which is pretty close to the HTC One.

Mind-bending math aside, WeiPhone adds that the iPhone 5S will also have a slimmer iPad mini-style bezel – something that’s also rumoured for the fifth gen iPad or iPad 5 or whatever we’re calling it.

Other rumoured iPhone 5S specs include a 13MP rear camera and fingerprint scanner thingy.

At the earliest, we might get a glimpse of the iPhone 5S at WWDC 2013 (which gets underway in just under two weeks), but more realistically we’re looking at a fall – or “autumn” – launch.

As WeiPhone concludes: "please continue to focus on front faithful."

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SamuraisShadow  May. 28, 2013 at 17:17

Yeah, it'll still be miles and miles behind the HTC ONE and the S4. Thank God it's not 2009 where the best phone was made by Apple and if you wanted good support you had to invest there.

JanSt / MOD  May. 28, 2013 at 19:06

It's not double the resolution. Hint: it's more. Google: "geometry" :p

@SamuraiShadow: in what regard will it be miles and miles behind the One or S4? Also: there were, in many regards, better phones in 2009. It's all subjective.

lcurdie / MOD  May. 28, 2013 at 19:17

It's not double the resolution. Hint: it's more. Google: "geometry" :p

@SamuraiShadow: in what regard will it be miles and miles behind the One or S4? Also: there were, in many regards, better phones in 2009. It's all subjective.


Indeed, double the pixels. I went with the rest of the mobile media. Peer pressure :p

JanSt / MOD  May. 28, 2013 at 19:22

Ah, peer pressure ;)

Marekj  May. 28, 2013 at 20:04

I could be tempted by the 5S after a couple of years in the Android world. The 5 was nearly enough to tempt me back, but an improvement to the already class-leading camera and sharper display would probably swing it.

Having said that, there may well be something Android flavoured that takes my fancy in the mean time,

an1  Jun. 7, 2013 at 23:36

Yawn, some spec whoring, and another 0.2ghz faster processor gets all the fan boys riled up and their wallets ready to empty nearly a grand on something only slightly better than what they had already.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2013 at 07:23

an1,
I don't see any riled up fanboys... Send us a pic, will you :p

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2013 at 07:24

Oh, gotcha - you meant Android fanboys who empty their wallet for the SGS4 Mini - my bad :D

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