iPhone 8 Rumors: 2017 Device Could Get Third Model, 5-inch & 5.8-inch Screens
Early iPhone 8 rumors pointed out the 2017 device could feature a sleek bezeless design, which features a screen that extends all the way to the bottom of the phone, effectively eliminating the physical home button. So what does this mean? With the extra real estate, it should mean the iPhone 8 will receive an even bigger screen.
Via Mac Rumors, Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O’Malley and Jerry Zhang reported the iPhone 8 could feature a new 5-inch and 5.8 Inch bezel-free design with a curved screen next year.
the Barclays Research analyst cited sources within Apple’s supply chain in Asia and claimed the iPhones are likely to retain familiar physical dimensions despite the new screen sizes.
Via MacRumors, the upcoming 5.8-inch iPhone 8 may also feature OLED technology to produce brighter and sharper images while boasting greater energy efficiency.
The latest alleged reports are consistent to findings from the highly reliable KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who reported Apple’s 5.8-inch iPhone with a curved OLED display as early as March. A Nikkei website also reported that the premium 5.8-inch model will be positioned alongside the 5-inch and 4.7 inch iPhone.
From Kuo: “We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.”