Apple iPhone 8 leaked renders show Samsung Galaxy S8-like bezel-less display
The upcoming 10th-anniversary edition iPhone 8 has attracted a lot of speculations and the latest one comes in the form of leaked images that tend to show that Apple is also going for near bezel-less displays like the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Updated: May 10, 2017 17:19:14
Apple’s 10th-anniversary edition iPhone has attracted a lot of speculations and the latest one comes in the form of leaked images from two technology blogs.
Mobile phone leaker @OnLeaks and tech blog @GearIndia posted a series of high-quality renders on Tuesday that claim to be based on leaked factory CAD images of Apple’s upcoming OLED iPhone.
The images show Apple somehow imitating Samsung Galaxy S8 with the display. In fact, the images show a redesigned “iPhone 8” with edge-to-edge display. The renders are based on the expectation that the iPhone 8 will be 144mm tall, 71mm wide, and 77mm thick, making it slightly larger than an iPhone 7 but smaller than an iPhone 7 Plus, and slightly thicker than both.
The pictures show the smooth front glass of the edge-to-edge OLED display, which is expected to lack any sort of button indentation in favour of an entirely virtual home button. The only visible features appear in a bezeled run-off area housing the microphone hole and a dual-lens front-facing camera, which is rumored to include 3D sensing capabilities, potentially for use in facial/iris recognition or future augmented reality functionality.
On the back we can see the widely-rumored vertical orientation of another slightly protruding dual-lens camera, a change from the horizontal arrangement used on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Watch another iPhone 8 concept video here
Apple is believed to be testing several prototypes for its redesigned “tenth anniversary” iPhone and rumors have kept consumers and enthusiasts guessing whether production is behind schedule or on course for a September launch, when it is expected to be announced alongside the so-called iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
First Published: May 10, 2017 17:18:43