Is Apple about to go “huge” with the iPhone 8?

31 December, 2016 Apple

According to multiple rumors and reports all around the internet, Apple might just launch the biggest iPhone yet in 2017. What this means is that Apple will (reportedly) launch three variants of the iPhone 8 next year, which will include a massive 5.8-inch version along with the usual iPhone 8 (4.7-inch) and iPhone 8 Plus (5.5-inch). This huge iPhone 8 will not only sport the largest display ever on an iPhone, but also an OLED panel made by Samsung. The other two of the iPhones will continue to use TFT-LCD panels as always.

According to DigiTimes,

"Apple will launch 4.7-, 5.5- and 5.8-inch new iPhone models in second-half 2017, with TFT-LCD panels to be used in the former two models and AMOLED for the 5.8-inch one...Global shipments of the AMOLED iPhone in 2017 are estimated at 60-70 million units..."

To be honest, even though multiple sources are claiming it, it feels awkward to believe that Apple will actually opt for a 5.8-inch display, given how much they had mocked large screen smartphones in the past. Nevertheless, some experts are of the opinion that the size of the largest variant of the iPhone 8 will not be a problem because of the "all-curve" display on it. Apparently, an "Edgeless" display that's curved on all the four sides will be making its way onto the iPhone 8 as well. We will find out what's what when the products are actually launched near the middle of 2017.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


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