iPhone 8 mystery: Leaked images show contradictory designs, vertical dual camera

Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone has attracted too many rumours but now images are out contradicting the design of the upcoming smartphone that the company is expected to showcase in September.

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 08:02:55

By HT Correspondent

Apple’s iPhone 8 has attracted a lot of rumours but the latest ones suggest that the phone is all set to come with vertical dual cameras. (Benjamin Geskin)

iPhone-maker Apple is scheduled to launch its 10th anniversary edition iPhone 8 or iPhone X in September and as always the phone has attracted too many rumours.

The iPhone 8, which is expected to come with advanced augmented reality (AR) abilities, might move the Samsung Galaxy S8 way and have a hidden home button underneath the screen.

However, what seems interesting is that leaked images of the phone, are now contradicting each other. Few live images of an iPhone 8 dummy model have been leaked by tipster Benjamin Geskin shed light on its design.

The images indicate that the iPhone 8 will sport a glass back with 2.5D curved glass and a vertical dual camera setup. The front is also all glass, with no bezel visible. There is also no fingerprint scanner at the back, and no Home Button in the front, indicating that the fingerprint scanner will indeed be embedded underneath the display. The metal edges house the buttons just as they are on current iPhone models, but the power button does seem to be a bit more elongated.

Watch the concept look of iPhone 8 here

The picture shows the chassis design of the upcoming iPhone 8. ( Benjamin Geskin )

Geskin also claimed that the iPhone 8 will sport dual front cameras as well - a first for the series if true - and will be 7.1mm thin. Geskin also notes that the camera bump is still visible, and is not flushed as expected. These are CNC dummy models from Foxconn, according to the tipster, and he also leaked schematics based on blueprints, and it shows the amount of area that will be the display in the front, as well as the dual front camera setup.

Another iPhone 8 chassis design leak that appeared on Chinese Twitter-like site Weibo reiterates the vertical dual camera setup at the back. Sadly, this leak shows a rear fingerprint sensor below the Apple logo, conflicting with earlier reports. The Weibo renders are based on schematic leaks, and it shows the space for volume rocker and mute switch as well. Also, this leak shows a metal casing, while the earlier one had a glass back.

Speculations suggest that the upcoming iPhone 8 may come with an OLED display which will help in battery saving, and is also tipped to be waterproof and dustproof. The smartphone is also expected to sport some sort of advanced wireless charging capabilities as well.

First Published: Apr 25, 2017 08:00:36


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