Analyst Claims iPhone 8 Will Come With 5.8-inch OLED Display, Wireless Charging

Apple’s next iPhone is expected to adopt a 5.8-inch wraparound AMOLED display that utilizes a fixed flex screen like Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.

That’s according to a note Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri issued to investors on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. Arcuri refers to the so-called tenth anniversary iPhone as “iPhone X”.

For the sensor, Apple may have to use Synaptics’ optical fingerprint sensor since that is the only technology currently available in the market that can work through the display cover glass. The handset will also come with some form of facial recognition that will make use of an infrared and laser sensor located near the front-facing camera.

The iPhone 8 is expected to suffer from supply issues due to the yield issues of key components, including the OLED display that Apple will be sourcing from Samsung.

Arcuri’s note corroborates many of the previous rumors and leaks surrounding the iPhone 8. Apple is expected to debut a new all-glass design sandwiching a stainless steel chassis with the new iPhones this year. This new design will allow Apple to offer wireless charging on the handsets, which will be another key selling point for them.

 


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