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iPhone 8 to have a reserved function area below the screen

17 February 2017 4

Apple iPhone 8 will have a 5.8-inch display, which will comprise of a 5.1-inch screen and virtual function buttons below the screen. The virtual home buttons will replace the Home Button and Touch ID.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, says that the iPhone with OLED display will have similar measurements as the 4.7-inch iPhone, which will make it easy to use with one hand. He adds that it will have a similar size to the 5.5-inch iPhone, but in a 4.7-inch package, with some reserved space for the function area.

Apple will reportedly launch three models this year, which include a 5.8-inch phone with OLED display, along with two standard 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones with LCD display. Earlier reports had suggested that Apple’s tenth Anniversary phone will come with some new features like wireless charging, glass bodies and more. Kuo says, that the iPhone 5.8 inch with an OLED display with being "the only bright spot" in the 2017 iPhone line-up, while the other two devices will have some minor improvements.

The 5.8 inch iPhone 8 will have some radical design changes, battery improvements, and the new biometric sensors, which will make its price more than $1,000. Kuo says that the high price will not affect the sales of the iPhone 8, as it would offer an "innovative user experience." Kuo adds that Apple will ship 100 million iPhones in the second half of 2017, of which 60% of the devices will be the 5.8 inch iPhone with the OLED display.



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