A new report from Nikkei Asian Review claims that we have heard from other sources so far: Apple will be launching three new iPhone variants this year, with the third new model featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display.
A previous report from Nikkei had claimed that instead of a 4.7-inch display, Apple would be launching a 5-inch iPhone this year. However, in line with other leaks and reports, Nikkei now believes that the other two iPhones will continue to feature a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display.
The third and more expensive iPhone variant will also help Apple in increasing the average selling price of the iPhone which should ultimately help its bottom line. This new iPhone 8 variant is expected to be priced upwards of $1000 and is reportedly targeted at ‘Apple-crazed folks’ out there.
Multiple reliable sources have confirmed that Apple will be using a 5.8-inch curved OLED panel for the new iPhone 8 variant. Apple will be sourcing the display from Samsung, though it has asked its other suppliers to look into building OLED panels for the future.
This new variant is also expected to feature a bezel-less design, and despite its display size, it will be smaller in dimensions than the 5.5-inch iPhone. Out of the 5.8-inches though, Apple will be reserving some portion of the display for a function area at the bottom of the phone that will replace the physical home button that also features the Touch ID sensor. Apple is planning on integrating the Touch ID sensor right into the display on the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 and has reportedly developed its own solution for the same.
Apple is also expected to debut a revolutionary 3D selfie camera on the iPhone 8 that will be used for facial or iris recognition. Other new features that Apple is expected to debut with iPhone 8 include an all-glass design, wireless charging, and fast wired charging with USB-PD support.
Will you buy the OLED iPhone 8 if it comes with a 5.8-inch screen and a price tag of more than $1000?[Via Nikkei]