According to industry sources the new iPhone 8 will feature an enlarged and elongated 5.8-inch display surrounded by reduced bezels of 4mm on all sides. The OLED display uses organic light-emitting diode technology and will not only deliver better image quality but will also consume less power than previous plasma displays. The top of the display is expected to house the front facing camera as well as sensors and possibly connectivity and battery status. What is interesting is the fact that Samsung will supply the majority of OLED displays in future iPhones which in turn could see them improve the iPhone rivalling Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges. So watch this space!
Predictions are that the iPhone 8 won’t be as prone to accidental input like the Infinity and Edge displays on Samsung’s premium Galaxy smartphones. There is also a new bottom edge render which is confirmation for Apple not bringing back the headphone jack after it was removed from the iPhone 7. The lightning port is set to remain the same but the overall battery life will improve significantly. This is due to a new L-shaped battery configuration in a smaller chassis. The stereo speakers will be a carryover from the iPhone 7 with a combination of the bottom speaker and an amplified earpiece.
We expect to see the power button double in size and there are rumours that it may replace touch ID on the display as Apple already has been granted a patent for this technology.
The iPhone 8 is set to have a dual rear protruding camera with new vertical alignment, replacing the horizontally aligned dual rear camera of the iPhone 7 Plus. While the exact resolution is still unknown it is expected to be 12MP wide-angle. This change to the camera emphasizes Apple’s big drive into Augmented Reality where vertically aligned cameras are more effective as the phone is held in a landscape orientation.