Rumour update: iPhone 8 will sport OLED display, lifting the price above $1000 mark

By : |February 20, 2017 0

Creating more rage for the yet-to-be-launched iPhone 8, this week is kicking off with some interesting rumours for the next iteration of iPhone 7.

The latest buzz says that the Cupertino giant is going to launch three devices, instead of its traditional way to launch only two iPhone devices. Perhaps, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of iPhone, Apple is planning to launch a super-premium model, which is expected to come with a hefty price rise.

The company is reportedly planning to cross its usual mark $1000 for iPhone 8 because of the new OLED display.

Currently, Apple’s iPhone sports LCD screens which demand an additional layer of light behind the screen, that’s always shining. With AMOLED display, Apple can eliminate the need for the extra layer, as pixels will do the work of lighting up the screen whenever electricity passes through them.

CIOL Rumour update: iPhone 8 will sport OLED display, lifting the price above $1000 mark

Also, with AMOLED display, Apple can make thinner products. So you can expect an iPhone that is going be roughly the size of the current iPhone 7.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next iPhone could feature a 5.8-inch OLED display. To do this, Apple is going to eliminate the bezel around the screen so that the surface of the device is just a giant screen and keep some space at the bottom for virtual buttons.

The screen would no longer be 16:9. With a pixel density of 528 PPI, iPhone 8 is expected to bring a much higher quality display than the current iPhone 7 (326 ppi) or iPhone 7 Plus (401 ppi) display. Apple might also provide different levels of “zoom”, with 3x rendering as the default setting. For example, iPhone 7 Plus delivers everything at 2208 by 1242 pixels then scale it down to 1920 by 1080.

According to KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has found a way to pack more battery into the same footprint to avoid battery-related complaints. The company is expected to adopt a stacked PCB mainboard, piling up all those transistors on top of one another. With smaller PCB board, Apple can provide more space for the battery. Check the image from 9to5mac for reference:

CIOL Rumor update: iPhone 8 will sport OLED display, lifting the price above $1000 mark

Apple recently acquired a facial recognition startup RealFace, which means that we can also expect facial authentication technology from iPhone 8. The recent rumour list also said the next iPhone would feature wireless charging; making it easier to charge the iPhone anytime.

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