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Apple iPhone 8 to come with vertical dual camera setup, trump Samsung Galaxy S8?

Leaked Apple iPhone 8 image shows vertical dual camera setup at the edge of the phone similar to Micromax’s Dual 5 camera phone.

tech Updated: Mar 31, 2017 13:38 IST
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The 10th anniversary edition of Apple iPhone 8 may trump the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 with a verical dual camera setup, claims iDrop.

Apple might have already trumped Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ as a new leaked image shows that the 10th anniversary edition Apple iPhone 8 is going to come with vertical dual cameras at one of the edges in the rear panel in contrast to the horizontal setup in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

According to an image published by iDrop, that quotes Apple sources in the know of things, the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 will be called ‘iPhone Edition’ and will pack a vertical dual camera just like the recently released Micromax Dual 5 smartphone. The only difference is that the camera in the Micromax phone is at the centre of the rear panel.

The iDrop report suggests that the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 will come with a dual camera setup just like the recently launched Micromax Dual 5 smartphone (in the picture). ( Anirban Ghoshal/HT Photo )

iDrop further goes to say that the iPhone 8 will also come in a similar design as the Samsung Galaxy S8. This means that the device may pack a dual-curved screen with minimal bezels on top and bottom along with an OLED panel with 2.5D glass protection.

The iDrop report also suggests that the Apple iPhone 8 will look similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and will come with near bezel-less OLED display. ( iDrop )

The image also shows that the Apple iPhone 8 will come with a LED flash unit just at the bottom of the vertical camera capsule unit. iDrop also suggests that the fingerprint scanner will be located at the back of the device. Obviously, Apple has not confirmed any of these details.

Previous reports also suggest that Apple may bring in OLED screens with the 10th anniversary Appke iPhone 8 and has been in talks with large suppliers like Sharp, LG and Samsung. OLED displays have better clarity and uses less power.

Apple is planning to make 60 million iPhone 8 units with OLED displays this year—about 40 percent of their production overall, according to the report.

Other rumours about the iPhone 8 suggests wireless charging, new sensor sytem and screen embedded touchID button. Reports claim that the phone is going to cost around $1,000.

First Published: Mar 31, 2017 13:05 IST