Apple’s iPhone 8 will come with a curved OLED screen and feature new touchscreen smarts capable of registering presses made on all sides of the device.
That’s the latest word from sources in Korea, which claim that Apple has ordered 100 million OLED displays from Samsung. The Korean tech giant will be the sole supplier of OLED tech to Apple in 2017.
A curved screen iPhone 8 has long been rumoured, but this is the clearest indication yet that Apple is forging ahead with it. The insiders say the device will partially resemble Samsung’s hugely successful Galaxy S7 Edge.
Because Apple sells upwards of 200 million iPhones every year, it’s expected that the OLED displays will be limited to just the top–end model, which is said to measure 5.5–inches.
Interestingly, it appears Apple is looking at ways to make the entire device touch sensitive, meaning users could potentially tap the back and sides of the phone in order to complete actions on the display. No further details were revealed by the anonymous sources.
The iPhone 8 is expected to launch in late 2017, with an improved 3D dual lens camera said to be one of the leading features.
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