iPhone 6s Plus
An iPhone 6S Plus is seen at the Apple retail store in Palo Alto, California. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

If new reports are to be believed, Apple is planning to release a 5.8-inch iPhone as part of its new hardware lineup in 2017.

The report from 9To5Mac says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently published a note sharing new detail about the unannounced smartphone. There are significant changes coming to the iPhone aside from its larger size. The device will have a curved OLED display with curved glass body, as well as a glass front and back with metal sides.

Furthermore, the 5.8-inch device will have a "new form factor design" with a more narrow bezel. The published notes also say the device will have new features including wireless charging and biometric recognition, which will give users a new way to secure their devices.

With that said, the new design and features will more than likely not come to the rumored device launching this year.

The iPhone 7 device rumored to arrive this fall will have the same form factor as the current iPhone 6s. The only major different found on the coming device is the removal of the headphone jack.

Meanwhile, just last week at its media event the company unveiled the iPhone SE. The device is the same size as the iPhone 5, but has the power of an iPhone 6. This move goes to show that Apple is working to make changes in their smartphones.

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