iPhone 8 Specifications, Release: Wireless Charging, 3-D Sensors, All-Glass Chassis Expected [Video]
Apple iPhone 8 is one of the highly-anticipated devices with powerful specs to come this year. iPhone 8 has been said to sport a radical design far different what we currently see. This news is coming for speculations brought about by famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, analyst Kuo has claimed that the Apple has taken steps to radically change the smartphone's overall design, screen area, display size, navigation, and security technology. The highlight of what Kuo claimed is that the company will be removing the traditional Apple home button.
And in its place will be a 'function area' that will be similar to the Touch Bar in the new MacBook Pro, as per Forbes. The 'function area' is expected to be flexible, changing functions depending on what the user is currently doing.
According to the IndianExpress, the new iPhone is also expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, and the most rumored wireless charging. The 3-D sensors will also be part of the upcoming iPhone 8 features. Rather than representing major breakthrough most of these innovations have been available in competing phones for several years.
These speculations say that iPhone 8 will be an almost bezel-less phone. This means that the smartphone will come in a whopping 5.8-inch OLED display housed in a chassis similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Not including the possible 'function area'; the usable size of the screen will be around 5.15 inches.
BGR reported that the new iPhone 8 will be having a stainless steel frame in the middle of the mobile's glass exterior. It will feature an OLED display, which will eliminate the home button and also incorporated the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Other features in the iPhone 8 include quick charging and wireless charging and an all-glass chassis. With its radical design and features, the iPhone 8 could be the tech giant's biggest venture till date. This doesn't add up the infamous absence of the 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7 of course.
The release of the iPhone 8, which is also known as the iPhone X to fans, would be a nice way to celebrate the brand's 10th anniversary if Kuo's claims are to be analyzed. However, the latest flagship from Apple could also probably end up as company's most expensive smartphone.