While Apple has rallied behind its Retina display for years now, the resolution and pixel density of its flagship iPhone lineup has trailed behind its Android competitors.
The debate on whether or not “most people” can actually discern a difference, or whether or not Apple should make displays that go above-and-beyond what it deems enough for a display’s resolution, will continue to go on for years, but it looks like the iPhone 8 may be adopting a change of pace on Apple’s part.
9to5Mac has put together a look at the oft-rumored iPhone 8 OLED display, using a recent investor note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to estimate the display resolution, and pixel-per-inch density, of Apple’s upcoming flagship.
While the iPhone 7, with its 4.7-inch display, packs in around 320 PPI, this in-depth look suggests the iPhone 8 will have a pixel density around 521. On top of that, the report suggests Apple could use Retina assets at 3x scale, essentially using some iPhone 7 Plus features in a smaller form factor.
“If the numbers turn out to be accurate, the iPhone 8 would tout a pixel density greater than both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, which have 325 PPI and 401 PPI, respectively. This will be welcome news for Android users looking to switch to iPhone, who have complained at the 4.7-inch iPhone’s low-resolution display relative to other smartphones on the market.”
Going back to the investor note, Kuo believes that the iPhone 8’s OLED display will measure in at 5.8 inches in total, but that the main display will measure in at 5.15 inches. Below that, taking up the rest of the space, will be a new “Function Area,” effectively replacing Touch ID and the Home button.
The full look into the potential pixel density and resolution of the iPhone 8 can be read below. Are you hoping Apple’s upcoming flagship has a sharp resolution and plenty of pixels?
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