At a time when the countdown for the launch of one of the biggest smartphone launches of the year– Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, has already begun, the focus has shifted back to Apple, which is set to launch iPhone 8, or iPhone Edition or iPhone X, later this year. Apart from the most anticipated release, Apple is also expected to launch iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in 2017– the year that also marks the tenth anniversary of the smartphone.
As we inch closer to the launch, new reports about what could very well be one of the costliest iPhones, keep pouring in. And the latest report suggests that Apple could be ditching the rumoured ‘curved’ OLED display to opt for regular OLED display in iPhone 8, a feature that made a debut in Apple phones with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple will opt for a regular OLED display with a 2.5D glass design in its upcoming smartphones, MacRumours wrote in a report citing IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam. The report further stated that the company could opt for 2:1 aspect ratio in iPhone 8, which is similar to LG G6. The flat 2.5D OLED display using glass substrate is likely to cost less.
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However, another report suggests that the new iPhone could feature a regular OLED display with slightly curved edges. Also, the new iPhone is likely to feature a home screen button that is integrated into the screen. Chances of wireless technology making a debut also remains high.
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As of now, all these are rumours and we won’t know anything for sure till the company unveils the phone in September. Till then sit tight and wait for the launch!