Apple is expected to release the iPhone 8 in 2017. The new flagship from Apple will see a noticeable uptick in the number of advanced features.
A note by analyst Timothy Arcuri of financial services firm Cowen and Co., revealed that the new iPhone will have an advanced form of facial recognition technology and will sport wireless charging.
The facial recognition feature will be powered by a new infrared sensor on the front camera. Face recognition replaces fingerprint reading. However, the tech would have to be smart enough not to be tricked by an image, and used in a wide range of cases. The face-scanning feature must also be fast.
The phone will also feature an edgeless display in the form of a wrap-around OLED display. Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company believe, Apple’s decision to go with OLED screens for all three variants is heavily dependent on Samsung’s capacity to supply the screens to Apple and also on consumption of the existing LCD screens.
The report also talks about Apple redesigning the phone and going back to an all-glass body sandwiched between steel frame, much like the iPhone 4s series.
So what will iPhone 8 look like? The answer is this- the biggest of all iPhones, measuring up to 5.8 inches, along with the regular sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. It will sport an OLED display and the biggest size or read, the most expensive version, will have a ‘wraparound’ design with Touch ID under the glass.
The report also talks about iPhone 8 having a bezel-less design, although it is still unclear whether all the models will sport it or not.
Three models on iPhone 8 are expected to be launched in September 2017 as it marks the tenth year anniversary of the technology giant, Apple.
The big question is will Apple fans go for the upgraded versions of the already-existing iPhones or simply invest their money in a new Apple iPhone 8, which is set to become the most-powerful smartphone of today.