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Kuo reveals iPhone 8 quad HD display will have 521 PPI density

17 February 2017 5

The Apple upcoming flagship iPhone 8 announcement is still few good months away but that doesn't stop the rumors mill from continuously releasing new leaks and info. The well-known reliable Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities stated in a recent note to clients that upcoming iPhone Retina display screen resolution will be 2436 x 1125 pixels which are almost double as compared to current gen iPhone 7 lineup. If this figure is accurate this means the device pixels density will be 521 PPI.

The Kuo Note is shared by guys behind 9to5Mac. The Kuo note also hints that iPhone 8 screen ratio will be 21:9 as opposed to 16:9 of iPhone 7. The standard 4.7-inch iPhone 7 screen resolution is 1334 x 750 pixels with 326 pixels density. The larger iPhone 7 Plus is featuring a full HD display with 401 PPI density. The first Retina display smartphone was unveiled back in 2010.

The KGI report also suggests that larger iPhone with 5.8-inches display will have only 5.1-inches space for the active display. That's the same trick Apple used for the larger iPhone Plus. Those apps which are not properly optimized for such large display, Apple will be using a 3X Retina scaling.

In a previous note, Kuo stated that iPhone 8 will be featuring a special "Function Area" which will be on the bottom side in a similar position like physical home button because of a bezel-less display. The iPhone 8 is also expected to have slightly larger battery cell because of gigantic size.

KGI analyst believes that iPhone 8 won't be featuring physical home button but instead, the company will be bringing new biometric tech for security, it could be facial recognition system as well.
(last update 29 March 2017 @ 07:42)



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