Several reports surfacing online indicate that Apple is planning to launch large display iPhone model this year in order to compete with rivals such as Samsung, LG, HTC and Sony in the phablet segment.

Leaked image of upcoming iPhone

Leaked image of upcoming iPhone

To support the report, a French website Nowhereelse has evidently published an image leaked by a Chinese website showing the dimensions of the upcoming iPhone. The leaked image apparently reveals that the upcoming iPhone model will have a dimension of 150mm long and 85mm wide, which is almost similar in size to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which is 151.2mm long and 79.2mm wide.

According to the report, this iPhone will have at least 5-inch display. Several reports in the past too have claimed that Apple is working on smartphones with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens, which are likely to be unveiled in September this year.

Japan Display, a major Apple supplier, unveiled a 5.5-inch scratch-resistant sapphire glass display 10MP camera, panel with 2K resolution (2560x1440p) earlier this week. This has sparked speculation that the same panel may be used in the upcoming iPhone phablet.

The jump to 2K resolution would be a big one for Apple as iPhones only support 1136x640p resolution. This panel would also mean that the next iPhone would have pixel density of 538ppi, much higher than the 326ppi of Apple’s Retina display.

The other rumoured features of iPhone 6 includes 10MP camera, scratch-resistant sapphire glass display, bezel-less display, solar charging, health-centric apps and faster Wi-Fi access.