Apple is planning to bring something Unique and Efficient like never before. As per rumors, the brand is working on 10 Different Prototypes. It is very early to clearly suggest what we’re going to experience next year. Apple has been always known for the quality of the hardware they provide in iPhone’s. I don’t think so any other companies can compete in terms of hardware provided in the iPhone 8. Moving forward these are the specs which are expected to be featured in Apple iPhone 8.
Rumors suggest that brand may come up with the Radical Re-Design in the shape of edge to edge display. It means, there will be No Bezels; not even on top or bottom. The display will be Home to Touch IDFingerprint Sensor and a Selfie Shooter. If we are talking about revolution, the Apple may get rid of a home button. This will be possible with embedding camera and touch ID system directly into the display screen.
The idea of the Edge to Edge Display looks valid. Most likely, we will see iPhone 8 with a 5.5 inch or a slightly larger display screen. Apple will use latest flexible OLED technology instead of LCD, that is necessary for enhanced contrast ratio and vibrant colors.
Speed and efficiency are the words that will define iPhone 8, thanks to a 10-nanometer A12 chip. There will be biometric additions of facial or iris scanning. As for the dual lens camera, both lenses will have a feature of Optical Image Stabilization!
Quality always comes with a price. That’s why OLED iPhone 8 will be sold as the premium model. Apple is also planning to launch models with flat display (4.7″, 5″ & 5.5″). Although the estimations may look fancy and charming, still we don’t have confirmation for any of them!
We can conclude one thing,
Apple will show up with Three Glass Models. The unit with OLED Display will be ranked as the premium version with the Bezel-Less screen. The brand will also launch 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones with the aluminum body!
iPhone 8 Features- Table:
Here is a table on some Key Features of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, The detailed description of the table’s Specs and Features are described below following the table:
Apple iPhone 8 Specs
- Battery Power: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
- Camera Features: Auto focus, Optical image stabilization, 3D-4K Resolution, Live Photo, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR (Photo/Panorama)
- Camera – Primary: 16 MP Primary Camera
- Camera – Front Facing: 8 MP Front-Facing Camera
- Colors: Silver/Space Grey/Gold/Rose Gold/Jet Black
- Features: OLED, Eye+Fingerprint Scanner, Retina Display
- Memory: (32/64/128/256) GB
- Operating System : iOS 12, upgradable to iOS 12.3.2
- Price : $1200 USD, 1069.38 Euro, 827.07 GBP
- Processor: A-12
- Release Date: Q-4, 2018
- Screen Display: 5” – 5.5” 4K screen corning, retina display
- Sensors: Barometer, compass, dust-proof, heart rate, shockproof, SPO2, thermometer
- Video Recording : 2160p @ 30 fps, 1080p @ 60 fps, 720p @ 90 fps
iPhone 8 Specifications in detail:
Camera: According to Japanese site Mac Otakara, the high-end 5.5-inch iPhone Apple is planning on introducing new vertical dual camera arrangement instead of a horizontal dual camera system. Mac Otakara‘s information is sourced from a Taiwanese supplier and has not yet been corroborated by a second source so this is still not confirmed.
It’s not clear why Apple would switch from a horizontal arrangement to a vertical arrangement, but the need to fit two cameras into a smaller body could be a factor and there might be some other reason too behind this as the sources are not confirmed.
TSMC has started designing the 10 nanometer A11 chip. According to sources, the initial stages have been completed. So chances of seeing A11 chip in next iPhone ( That is iPhone 7s) are very high! TSMC will forward the A12 chips to Apple in the first quarter of 2018. Secondly, it has confirmed orders for this chip. We are sure about one thing, Apple has the tradition of making efficient and powerful hardware. A12 chip is more of a custom instead of the exception for the company. Of course, this smaller chip is more powerful and energy efficient!
Wireless Charging: Wireless charging is nothing new to the market. But Apple’s idea is focused on long range wireless charging technology. This technology is going to be superior to current methods because you won’t have to stay close to the wireless charger! Cool! The idea sounds awesome, but Apple is facing multiple obstacles in this regard. For instance, more power is needed when if the distance is increased between transmitter and receiver. If the iPhone is far away from charging source, the battery will charge up slowly!
To overcome all the obstacles, Apple has hired a team of expert engineers. If we take wireless AirPods into account, the idea of long range wireless charging seems feasible! In this regard, rumors of glass body seem to be true. Because glass supports wireless charging. It works smoothly in the absence of aluminum casing! Apple is already seeking a supply for chips that support wireless charging. Interestingly, the rumors suggest that charging may be done with external casing or iPhone accessory!
Foxconn, Apple’s partner is checking different wireless charging modules for next iPhone. Right now, we can’t say will it be up to the mark or not!
Some Other Important Features:
Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst have strongly predicted Apple’s plans, including an iPhone with biometric features of facial recognition or iris scanning. Kuo has not talked about the scope of these features. But we can assume that these features will help in accessing phone or improving the security! According to Asian supply chain, for iris scanning, we have to wait until 2018. So, we are not sure about experiencing iris scanning in 2017!
Apple has collaborated with Taiwan-based company Xintec for scanning ships. Xintec will start production on this component in 2017 hopefully! As far storage is concerned, we may have an iPhone with NAND flash memory. After having an iPad Pro with 256 GB storage, it is possible to own an iPhone with same capacities!
Apple is planning to bring an iPhone with an enhanced haptic engine, as per Japanese site Nikkei. The high-performance motor is needed to produce complex tactile vibrations, as they are essential if Apple wants to eliminate home button. Such vibrations denote key triggers including confirmation of Touch ID payment or unlocking of the phone! Both triggers are tied to a physical home button in latest iPhone!
Considering Kuo’s predictions, a 4.7-inch iPhone will have a single camera. While premium 5.5-inch model will feature a dual lens camera with unspecified size! In upcoming models, both wide angle and telephoto lenses can have optical image stabilization. We have experienced this technology in iPhone 7 Plus with wide angle lens only!
Apple iPhone 8 Price
iPhone 7 is expected in the price range of around 1099 $ to 1499 $. So the Price of iPhone 8 would be little higher and the price of the device. Apple iPhone 8 price would be around 1199 $ to 1599$. The price is pretty high and hard to afford. So we can’t say something officially about the price now. We will have to wait for the company to say!