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Apple unlikely to use a curved edge display on the iPhone 8

By Cookie Monster - on 22 Aug 2017, 12:00am

Apple unlikely to use a curved edge display on the iPhone 8

From left to right: Apple iPhone 7, Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 7 Plus. (Image source: iDROPNEWS.)

Although there is an increasing number of phones with curved display edges, Apple is unlikely to follow the trend with the iPhone 8.

A source told The Korea Herald that the iPhone 8 is unlikely to have the same curved edge display as Samsung's recent Galaxy flagship phones. Apple is said to have used a flat display panel with minimal bezels. The source also added that Apple decided to switch to OLED as it is thinner and lighter than LCD. Earlier in March, Nikkei Asian Review claimed that the curves of the display on the iPhone 8 will be gentler than that of the Galaxy S7 edge. 

As for the Face ID technology, The Korea Herald learnt from its source that the 3D sensors are able to read the user's face in "millionths of a second". Bloomberg reported last month that the phone can be unlocked within a few hundred milliseconds. The 3D sensors can also be found in the front and rear facing cameras for VR applications.

The Korea Herald reiterated that the iPhone 8 could be available a month or two later even though Apple will unveil the device in September. The delay in the availability of the iPhone 8 is due to Samsung Display not producing enough panels to meet Apple's demands. 

Source: The Korea Herald