Feb 16, 2017 06:42 AM EST
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared his new predictions about new iPhone 8. He believes that it will come with 5.8-inch OLED display panel but that some empty space will be reserved for virtual buttons. Analyst presumed that Apple's next iPhone 8 could deliver record-breaking smartphone sales for the company in 2017.
When it comes to the display it is said to take up the entire front panel of the iPhone and eliminating the bezels. That is why Apple would need to remove both the current Home button and the current Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology.
Depending on size Kuo said the OLED iPhone will have measurements similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone, allowing for one-handed operation. It is possible to make size with 5.8-inch panel because there will be no extra space outside the display as can be seen from mockup below. Apple's iPhone 8 will feature a display similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone, but in a 4.7-inch package.
Though it is not yet clear that what features those devices will adopt but Kuo still believes that Apple will also offer a standard 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD iPhones. Based on the latest research papers Kuo also said that they will include glass bodies and wireless charging but he has not gone into detail on other potential features.
Another major part is battery; iPhone 8 is expected to introduce a stacked logic board design to support bigger batteries and longer battery life. Kuo says the iPhone 8, though similar in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, will feature a battery capacity similar to the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
There are lots of new features which may attract the customers towards them like radical design changes, battery improvements, and the new biometric features. Kuo expects the OLED iPhone to cost in excess of $1,000 and He believes Apple will ship 100 million iPhones during the second half of 2017, with 60 percent of those to consist of the higher-end OLED iPhone.
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