A new YouTube video comparing dummy models of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) upcoming iPhone 6 to the iPhone 5s and other popular handsets, suggests that the Cupertino-based tech giant could be targeting the so-called “phablet” segment, which is currently dominated by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd’s (KRX:005935) Galaxy Note series.
The video, posted by a YouTube channel called TechSmartt, shows dummy models of both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the rumored iPhone 6, pitting them against other devices such as the Galaxy Note 3 and LG G3. While both the purported iPhone 6 models look noticeably larger than the iPhone 5s in the video, the 5.5-inch version also eclipses rival products from Samsung and LG, which are considered to have produced some of the largest handsets available in the market.
In the video, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model looks slightly taller than the Galaxy Note 3, which comes with a 5.7-inch display. The extra height on the iPhone 6 is attributed to the extended bezel area on the top and bottom of the device’s display, which carries the ear speaker, a proximity sensor, the front-facing camera and the Home button with Touch ID fingerprint sensor, according to AppleInsider.
The new video is similar to another size comparison of the iPhone 6 to other devices, which found that the 4.7-inch version of the next-generation iPhone could be of the same height or even taller than some Android handsets that feature screens slightly larger than 4.7 inches.
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According to the narrator in the video, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model could be too large to fit comfortably into one hand for some users. And, lacking a Galaxy Note-like stylus, the bigger iPhone 6 may require the use of both hands to type or navigate the user interface, AppleInsider reported.
Apple is rumored to release the iPhone 6 sometime in September or October. And, German wireless-network provider Deutsche Telekom has even reportedly instructed its call center representatives to tempt customers to stay with the carrier for the Sept. 19 launch of the highly-anticipated iPhone 6.
Meanwhile, Tavis McCourt, an analyst at Raymond James Financial Inc. (NYSE:RJF), said in a research note earlier this week that Apple might charge $100 more for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, compared to the price of the current version of the device.