Recently, China’s Weibo social network shared a photo revealing the new design of the iPhone 8. A user on Weibo shared a design drawing of Apple’s 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display, named the iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Today’s drawing appears to be taken from a computer originating from Apple’s manufacturing partner. The drawing shows that an iPhone has a large screen that occupies almost the entire front of the device just like previously rumored. However, while many sources claim that the display will be curved on both sides, the drawing shows a device with slim bezels.
The drawing shows a device with a vertically aligned dual camera system and a relocated Touch ID sensor. This matches with previous rumors claiming that the iPhone 8 will not have a Home button on the front.
There are also rumors that Apple will integrate the Touch ID underneath the screen of the iPhone 8, but Timothy Arcuri analyst of Cowen & Company said Apple is having trouble integrating Touch ID under the display. So, if Apple cannot solve that problem then the Touch ID on the rear is a solution.
The drawing depicts an iPhone 8 measuring 149.5 x 72.5 x 8.6mm. The iPhone 8 will be slightly larger than a 4.7 inch iPhone. The iPhone 8 is believed to come with glass panels on the front and back and stainless steel frame. If accurate, the thickness of the iPhone 8 will be equal to the iPhone 4, which also included a glass design and stainless steel frame.
The sides of the iPhone 8 include volume up and down buttons, mute button, power button, SIM tray, and Lightning port. Besides, the device can be equipped with 2 speaker strips and there will be no 3.5mm headphone jack on the handset just like on iPhone 7.
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