Apple iPhone 8 is the talk of the town and the long list of rumors continue to grow with each passing day. The latest is that there’s a large phablet sized phone set to be part of the lineup.
Earlier speculations confirmed that Apple is going with three different phones in 2017. One of them will be the conventional 4.7-inch model, another the 5.5-inch while a third one which has been leaked now will be really huge sporting a 5.8-inch display. The company has one of the biggest supply chains in the world and has so many third-party companies working for them. It is really difficult to keep the information contained.
According to a report on Digitimes, “the Apple will announce the new iPhone 8 in the second half of 2017. The sizes are 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and the 5.8-inch display with TFT LCD panels. The biggest screen of them all will sport a beautiful AMOLED display for the first time in Apple history.” Samsung has been using the display for many years now but despite their iOS operating system and the increasing resolutions, the Cupertino giant never opted for AMOLED screens until now.
The report also confirmed that these panels will exclusively be manufactured by Samsung because despite being a competitor, the company has access to the best technology to produce these displays. The jump is unprecedented as others including Google, Motorola and LG continue to stick with smaller sized displays to make them more usable.
Apple may also go with an edge display design just like the Galaxy S7 Edge. The brand adds that they look forward to sell around 60 to 70 million units next year. If everything goes as predicted, it will be the biggest year for the brand. The Apple iPhone 8 with a 5.8-inch display will be priced at a premium level making them more expensive than other models.
Commemorating the 10th anniversary celebrations since iPhone 1 got launched and paved way for the entire world to embrace a fully connected future, Apple plans to launch this big phone. It could be a onetime experimental choice for 2017 and may not be repeated other years. Creating a market for such models is difficult but if they confirm that it will be limited edition variants, people will scurry to own this device.
The competitors are preparing with their own big guns including phones with stylus, bigger displays, better batteries and maybe get rid of the home button to look futuristic.
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