Apple’s iPhone 8 is not due to launch until autumn. But already the first murmurings surrounding plans for 2018’s iPhone 9 are emerging in South Korea.
Reports from Samsung’s home country claim the Galaxy smartphone–maker has struck a deal with Apple to produce OLED screens for next year’s model, which will come in two sizes: 5.28 inches and 6.46 inches.
Samsung is already said to be Apple’s exclusive OLED supplier for the iPhone 8, amid rumours that it is manufacturing as many as 80 million panels for the Cupertino company in 2017 alone. Those displays are believed to measure 5.8 inches.
Apple’s existing 4.7–inch iPhone 7 and 5.5–inch iPhone 7 Plus are likely to be updated this year as so-called ‘s’ models, to be released alongside the top-of-the-range iPhone 8.
However, this latest rumour suggests that for these 's' updates Apple will be moving away from the design template it has favoured since the iPhone 6, first released in 2014.
In the meantime, chatter around the iPhone 8 continues to grow, with speculation rife that it will include an in–screen Touch ID scanner, vertical VR–friendly camera and all–glass design mooted.
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