Not so long ago we reported about new Apple iPhone 8 leaked images that revealed vital information about this flagship.
While the leaked images weren’t very clear, we now have much better-looking images of the rumored Apple iPhone 8 and there is a lot in common with what was leaked before. For starters, earlier reports had shown that the phone will be coming in with a curved dual-edge display screen like the one we see on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Another feature that these leaked images had confirmed is the missing physical home button.
Well, this is indeed going to be the case, at least according to the latest reports coming from Slashleaks. Apparently, Apple will be skipping the iPhone 7S and instead jump to the iPhone 8 as far as names are concerned. In addition to this, the tech giant will also be making some huge steps forwards when it comes to the overall design of the new phone as well as the material used.
Apple iPhones have relied heavily on a full metal design, something that meant no flagship iPhone has had the chance to come in with one feature that Samsung Galaxy users have been enjoying for some time now – wireless charging. The fact that Apple used metallic designs meant that this feature could not be achieved, but the iPhone 8 will reportedly come with this feature, meaning the rumor about an all-glass design is on the cards.
The image also confirms that there is no physical home button, instead, this feature will be moved to the display screen, much like what happens with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. With this removal of the physical home button, it means the iPhone 8 gets a thinner bottom bezel, hence a larger screen display of 5 inches as opposed to the 4.7 inches of the current iPhone 7. As it is, this screen will no longer be an LCD panel, instead, Cupertino will finally make the long-awaited switch to OLED panels.
Another feature that will also be making its way to the iPhone 8 is IP68 dust and water resistance certification, moving on from the slightly weaker IP67 certification used on the 2016 models. It remains to be seen where Apple will place the Touch ID, but it is possible this could find a new home on the display screen, something that Xiaomi already does with the Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus flagships.