Apple’s iPhone 8 Launch in 2017: Specifications, Price, Display and Rumors
No doubt, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is appealing, but we can count on the next year model to be sensational as it will be launched on Apple’s 10th anniversary of the iPhones. People haven’t even made a stop on reviewing Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and rumors of the next year model are surfacing over the internet nowadays.
Expected iPhone 8 Features?
Looking back to iPhone series, we have always expected a slight revision in the upcoming models. As the rumors are breaking the internet about the launch of handset ‘iPhone 8’ next year, we can expect a couple of changes.
- All-glass Design (Edge to Edge, completely covered)
- Wireless Charging option
- OLED/AMOLED Wide Screen Display
- 8-inch Screen Size
- No Home Button
- A11 Chip
- Intel 7360 LTE modem
- Latest iOS 11 software update
Display with OLED Screens
Apple is engaged in talks with Sharp to manufacture OLED screens for its next generation models. That remains a certain feature that iPhone 8 will have OLED screens. OLED will be an add-on to the latest model as OLED offers more enhanced and saturated color format, that makes an eye catching experience of viewing photos and videos popping out of the screen. On top of that, it offers a wider angle to view and a promising less battery drain that makes OLED more important in comparison to LCD displays.
The A11 type chip will be introduced that will provide faster processing, making it more energy efficient gadget. Previously, Apple has upgraded its chip to enhance a better performance in its model updates. TSMC is expected to build the design of A11 chip on a 10-nanometer process. Certification for 10-nanometer process will be gained at the end of 2016, and the chips will be provided further to Apple in the first quarter of 2017.
Apple is rumored to work on the long-range wireless charging technology. Long range wireless charging is unique in a sense that it doesn’t require devices to be placed close to a charging source. Wireless charging might be a step taken for the 2017 iPhone as Apple just eliminated the headphone jack concept in iPhone 7, 2016. It is also rumored that Apple can partner with Energous, a firm that has developed a solution for long-range wireless charging.
Enhancement in Biometrics
iPhone 8 could use advance level biometric features like facial recognition or Iris scan. These features can be introduced to provide an access to the latest addition in the iPhone series. The Facial recognition feature is currently available in various Android smartphones, but Iris scanning feature remains uncertain to be launched in 2017 series.
A more refined Taptic engine is one of the important features that may be considered in the 2017 launch of the latest iPhone. It will be compulsory to manage this feature if Apple thinks to exclude the Home button for the iPhone 8.
Apple will presumably offer the dual-lens camera to the extended version of iPhone 8, likewise it introduced in iPhone 7 Plus. It assures the fact that the dual-lens camera feature will be only available on the extended version ‘iPhone 8 Plus.’
iPhone Release Date for U.K and U.S
Apple usually unveils its smartphones on the second week of September and almost a week or a ten-day gap is there within its announcement and release. So, we can predict that iPhone 8 will be showcased on Tuesday, September 12th or Wednesday, September 13th on its annual launch Event.
iPhone 8 Price – How much will it cost?
It’s next to impossible to assume a price tag until Apple itself releases a statement on the launch event for iPhone 8. But we can just speculate about the price looking back at Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models lofty prices. iPhone 8 is expected with a higher price tag. If you’re looking for a latest smartphone within a budget friendly price range, consider shopping from an extensive range of Android smartphones available at Zambeel. Zambeel is one of the largest online shopping portal in Pakistan, where you can buy Men & Women clothing, Fashionable Accessories, Home & Living Accessories, Laptops & Tablets, Electronic items and much more in an affordable price range.