The upcoming iPhone 8 might imitate Samsung Galaxy S8’s edge-y feature!
There is no doubt that Apple has some major plans for the iPhone’s tenth anniversary this year. New schematics, which claim to be that of the next iPhone have surfaced online. According to the diagrams, the device’s display is said to cover nearly the entire front of the smartphone!
Shared by serial Weibo leaker KK Leaks and spotted by MacRumours, the iPhone 8 will have a 4 mm bezel around all four sides of the display, with over half of that being the 2.5D curved glass at the edges, while the remaining appear to be that of the device’s frame around the sides. It could measure 137.54mm tall and 67.54mm wide and is likely to feature a 5.768-inch OLED display.
Based on the diagrams shared, it does not look like the smartphone will have a dedicated Home button. Additionally, the renders show a vertical dual camera with the LED flash placed between the two cameras. According to MacRumours, the increased separation of the two lenses would help with augmented reality and 3D features, allowing for a greater difference in perspective.
However, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may also be pushed to October or November, rather than the usual launch which takes place in September, according to a report. It is believed that there are issues with the 3D sensing tech which is set to debut on the new device. These 3D sensors are said to take advantage of new augmented reality technology.
According to a report from Nikkei, Apple has placed an order for 70 million displays from Samsung for use in the iPhone 8. This will be the first time that Apple will adopt a curved OLED screen for its iPhones. Samsung is also said to be the sole supplier of OLED panels for the next iPhone due to having the “most advanced” technology in the field. These new iPhones will most likely be waterproof and have wireless charging.