iPhone 8 Rumored to Feature Flexible OLED Display and New Pressure-Sensitive 3D Touch Sensor

iPhone 6s - Touch ID

The “iPhone 8,” which is believed to be Apple’s flagship for 2017, is rumored to feature a ton of changes and new additions when compared to previous generations.

One such rumor that refuses to die down is the inclusion of an OLED display, which KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is once again echoing today in the latest analyst’s note. As reported by 9to5Mac, the upcoming flagship handset will utilize a flexible OLED display panel, which could mean the display curves around the sides of the handset itself.

But, using that technology means that Apple has to make a change with the current implementation of 3D Touch, as they are not compatible with one another. So, Kuo expects Apple to switch from an “FBCB sensor to a film sensor,” which means it will feature a wider range of 3D Touch pressure levels, and an overall higher sensitivity.

Kuo adds that Apple will implement a metal structural portion around the 3D Touch area, because an OLED panel is more fragile than LCD panels. However, Kuo does not say whether or not this part of the design will be external or internal.

The iPhone 8 is rumored to have quite a few new additions to the iPhone lineup. It is believed to feature wireless charging, new Touch ID and facial recognition software, better waterproofing, and more.

Are you getting excited to see what the iPhone 8 has in store for us?

[via 9to5Mac]