iPhone 5 to sport metal back, sub 4-inch screen

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The iPhone 5 will sport a metal back and a screen less than four inches in size, according to a new report. Citing sources from panel suppliers, DigiTimes reports that despite recent rumors of the handset featuring a 4.2-inch panel, it will instead feature a screen that’s either the same 3.5-inches as the current model or 3.7-inches, with a thinner bezel to make the screen look larger. The report also claims that the rear of the phone will be changed to metal from the iPhone 4’s current glass design, although no specifics were offered as to what type of metal might be used. [via BGR]

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