Apple iPhone 8 will have plastic, curved, OLED display

Apple’s much awaited new iPhone for 2017 is widely anticipated to be a sweeping departure from the present aluminum and glass design. According to reports, the new display in the forthcoming major new phone, presently labeled iPhone 8 by the rumor mill, will be a plastic OLED panel with curves all around.

This report restates the concept of Apple launching 3 new phones in the coming year including  one flagship OLED-display phone and 2 less-radical models that appear to be like the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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We don’t really know if the plastic OLED panel is what the phone users would feel or if the plastic area is covered with a glass coating on the iPhone 8. Apple has trusted on Corning ‘Gorilla Glass’ in all its phones till now with glass displays normally measured as more premium compared to plastic materials.

Curved glass is employed on the present iPhone and Apple Watch at the edges as well. That is why it is not evident why Apple would choose a plastic OLED display with the next year’s  model. According to reports, the component is being made by Samsung Display.

A source acquaint with the issue told The Korea Herald

 The OLED version of the new iPhone will all be curved as Apple ordered all plastic OLED — not glass — from Samsung Display. Samsung is capable of supplying a little less than 100 million units of curved OLED displays to Apple.

Some earlier reports suggested that the iPhone 8 display will be ‘all-glass’ with the OLED panel covering around the sides of the chassis. We don’t really know the details but the Touch ID Home Button is likely to be integrated into the screen as well to make the new device nearly bezel-less.

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KGI expressed earlier on that the iPhone 8 will adopt wireless charging, while the charger might be an extra purchase than included in the box. The Korea Herald expressed that Apple is taking into account new ‘sensing technology’ that gives the device power to respond when the user touches it’s any side not simply the main face touchscreen.

While the flagship premium model for the next year will be the iPhone 8 with curved OLED display, there will be slight revisions to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well. These may include internal component upgrades and be positioned as more affordable choices that may enable the iPhone 8 to be priced more lavishly compared than before. According to reports, ‘iPhone 7s’ devices will continue to employ flat LCD display panels.