Apple iPhone 8 To Sport 5.8-Inch Screen, Set To Release Alongside iPhone 7s And iPhone 7s Plus
After the phenomenal success of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, Apple, it seems, has decided to redesign its range of smartphones to better compete with other OEMs in the market.
A few days ago, it was reported that the next flagship smartphone from Apple, dubbed the iPhone 8, will be the first ever device from the company to sport an OLED screen. However, it was unclear if the device would boast a 5-inch screen which was indicated by some reports or whether it would come with a bigger display.
A report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has reflected though that the display will be 5.8 inches, out of which 5.15 inches would be the usable screen and the rest would be taken up by the virtual home button.
A report from Nikkei Asian Review now reveals that the iPhone 8 will sport a massive 5.8-inch OLED display. If this report is to be believed, then the device would sport the biggest screen ever for an iPhone.
People may feel that a 5.8-inch iPhone would perhaps be too big, but it must be noted that according to speculations, the device will ditch the home button which would mean that it would probably come with less bezels on the top and the bottom of the screen. The overall dimension of the phone may be similar to the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus.
The report also goes on to state that the iPhone 8, which many believe will be dubbed the iPhone X, will launch with two updated versions of the iPhone 7, namely the iPhone7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
Nikkei also reveals that the iPhone 8 will be considerably more expensive than the iPhone 7. Although an exact price has not been stated, it is believed to bear a price tag of over $1000 upon its release.
Other Rumored Specs
Speculations and unconfirmed reports have stated that a variant of the next flagship smartphone from Apple may sport 3 GB of RAM and the lowest variant will come with 64 GB of internal storage.
Till now, iPhones have sported 32 GB storage in the base models. However, if reports are to be believed, this may soon change. The highest internal memory that is rumored to be provided by the iPhone 8 will be 256 GB.
The company may launch the device sometime in the middle of 2017 and it would likely be available by the latter part of the year.
However, it has been reported that Apple intends to begin mass production of the iPhone 8 in July preparing for the high demand it expects upon its release in the markets.
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