The iPhone 8 Will feature Curved OLEDs Manufactured By Samsung, Claims Nikkei

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Mar 15, 2017
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The iPhone 8 is a regular feature of the rumor mill. Sources expect that Apple will launch a special device this year, to commemorate the lineup’s tenth anniversary. A lot of new features will make it on the iPhone 8 and mark the first serious attempt by Apple to overhaul the iconic flagship lineup. Even if it means borrowing a leaf from its top competitor, Samsung. Today, we’ve got more information on the device’s alleged OLED display. Take a look below to find out more.

The Apple iPhone 8 Will Feature Curved OLED Displays Manufactured Solely By Samsung

Globalization is a double-edged sword. At one end, we’re able to communicate with folks at opposite ends of the world in the blink of an eye. Manufacturers too are able to ably utilize different materials and services from different countries. At the other end, leaks and rumors are a common feature, leaving little room for curiosity before product launches in the tech world. Today, we’ve got some more information straight out of China. It’s about the iPhone 8 and confirms a critical upgrade for the device.

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Sources have previously speculated that Apple will equip the iPhone 8 with OLED displays. It’ll mark a big win for Apple fans, as the company hasn’t adopted the technology yet. OLEDs provide sharper displays and improve overall device performance. Samsung is undoubtedly king in this area, with the company’s Galaxy S lineup using curved OLEDs efficiently for quite a while. Now, Apple’s got similar plans for the iPhone 8, according to today’s source.

“The curve will be gentler than screens in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. . .[and will] allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches and make the iPhone even sleeker. [however] it will not offer significant new functions”, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. In short, for Apple, curved OLED screens on the iPhone 8 will only serve a design function. Samsung’s displays, on the other hand, allow for quick access of certain device functions, without having to use the main screen.

The iPhone 8 will also feature upgraded design materials, which include glass and ceramics. These will facilitate wireless charging on the device, which is another feature that’s already present in the Android world. Apple, as Nikkei also suggests, is currently prototyping the iPhone 8. Given that a good six months are left until the device’s launch, Cupertino looks to be trying extra hard for that perfect combination of design, specifications, and features.

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