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Apple iPhone 4G Smartphone To Have Near HD Resolution

Taiwanese sources have apparently confirmed that Apple's next smartphone, the iPhone 4G, which will ship in June 2010 may have the highest screen resolution of its generation but will still fail to deliver HD quality content onscreen.

According to component makers who spoke to Taiwan news outlet, Digitimes (opens in new tab), Foxconn, Apple's strategic partner, will produce 4.5 million iPhone by the end of June 2010 and a whopping 19.5 million units for the rest of the year.

That's a staggering 3.25 million iPhones per month in the second half of this year. The iPhone 4G will apparently come with a 940x640 pixels IPS display with FFS technology which should give it a superior image quality compared to the Super AMOLED technology used by Nexus One and Samsung.

The iPhone 4G would need to have a 720p vertical resolution in order to qualify for the HD tag; the iPad has a native resolution of 1024x768 pixel resolution which means that the iPhone will still have a 4:3 screen ratio.

The Sony Ericsson X10, the smartphone with the highest resolution right now, can display 854x480 pixels.

Digitimes says that the iPhone 4G will run the A4, an ARM Cortex A8 SoC, 512MB RAM and a physically bigger battery. Digitimes's sources did not say whether the iPhone 4G prototypes that have been seen in Vietnam and Silicon Valley were actually the real thing.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.