Rumor: iPhone 8 will full screen display but slightly curved

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Nikkei Asian Review wrote that Apple’s  5.8-inch iPhone will have a display based on AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) technology that is slightly curved on the edges but do not worry it’s not as curved as Samsung’s Galaxy phones. Apple always does the designing job perfectly and it’ always better than any other smartphones. As they copied Apple design style.

A source familiar with the handset’s design said the curve of the iPhone 8 screen will be “gentler” than the screen curvature of Samsung’s Edge handsets because of the challenges of making curved glass covers to match screens.

The sleek AMOLED display will be supplied by Samsung Display and is said to offer clearer pictures and allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches, with the previously rumored function area with tappable shortcuts positioned at the bottom where the Home button and the Touch ID sensor are located on current iPhones.

China’s Biel Crystal and Lens Technology will supply the glass backs for 2017 iPhones.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted iPhone 8 would adopt an all-glass design to support wireless charging. Together with key iPhone assembler Foxconn, Biel Crystal and Lens Technology will also provide the front glass covers.

Here are other advantages of OLED and AMOLED screens over LCD ones:

  • Higher resolution
  • Lower power consumption
  • Sharper images
  • Thinner and lighter display assembly
  • Better color accuracy
  • Better visibility under direct sunlight
  • Deeper blacks
  • Better color saturation
  • Better viewing angles
  • Higher peak brightness

The report argues that because AMOLED screens have been adopted by most Android smartphones Apple may be unable to offer any game-changing functions with iPhone 8’s curved screens.

“Some reports suggest in recent days that Apple will only give the premium handset a flat display, but the source said that would not be using OLED optimally,” reads the report. For what it’s worth, Nikkei’s source stated that iPhone 8’s design has not been finalized and could still change.

Apple has released the iOS 10.3 beta 6, watchOS 3.2 beta 6 to developers. If you are interested in installing the iOS beta versions, then register your iPhone to Apple Developer Account now and install the beta versions.

iPhone 8 may not release in September alongside the iterative LCD-based iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus updates due to manufacturing issues related to the mass production of the handset’s enhanced 3D Touch module.


Source: IDB

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