Apple iPhone 8 may not get a curved display as Samsung Galaxy S8

An analyst from JP Morgan has claimed that Apple may veer away from curved displays, contrary to the rumours, such as on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

tech Updated: Apr 01, 2017 14:57 IST
The 10th anniversary iPhone 8 may not come with curved edges but an OLED display to optimise power. Reports also suggest that the phone may come with a 3D sensing front camera.

The upcoming 10th anniversary edition iPhone 8 may not get a curved display (at least not as much as the Samsung Galaxy S8) but will feature an OLED display, an analyst has claimed.

JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall has said that Apple might be veering away from an edge to edge display but definitely will sport an OLED display.

Apple iPhones now use a LCD screen but an OLED display can help Apple offer better display with low power consumption. Several reports have suggested that Apple has been in talks with display manufacturers such as Sharp, LG and Samsung for procuring the new displays.

Also, Apple has been suffering from optimising battery performance on its iPhones. An OLED display might help ease the problem to some extent.

However, it might not be all good news as the OLED display will increase the price of the phone. According to Hall, the forthcoming iPhone line will definitively hit an estimated $1,000. But Hall didn’t say which variant will get the price bump.

Hall also says that iPhone 8 will retain the 3GB RAM configuration on the premium variant. It added that NAND Flash providers along with the other suppliers are slated to “benefit from the potential content increase in the upcoming iPhone.”

Other reports suggest that Apple iPhone 8, which is expected to be showcased on September, will come with a new vertical dual camera setup. A Forbes report also claims that the 10th anniversary phone will come with a 3D sensing augmented reality front camera which will be supported by Himax Technologies.

This purported iPhone 8 feature was previously predicted by famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claimed that the device would come with a revolutionary 3D sensing camera. Kuo revealed that the feature would also come with discreet infrared transmitter and receiver modules that could provide new ways to experience the 3D world.

Meanwhile Apple is also expected to release the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus before launching the anniversary edition.

First Published: Apr 01, 2017 14:56 IST