Yes, it is great that the iPhone 8 comes with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, occupying almost the entire front of the device.
The rumor became even more feasible after Japan’s respected The Nihon Keizai Shinbun newspaper in Japan issued Apple’s request to Samsung for 70 million OLED panels.
10 years of the iPhone
If it was to follow the tradition, Apple should simply launch this year an iPhone7S and an iPhone7S Plus.
But 2017 marks the ten years of the iPhone’s launch via Computerannals.com;So it would come as no surprise if Apple decided to market a premium model.Who knows, with the name iPhone Edition, as the Japanese website suggests MAC Otakara .
If it comes, the premium will have an OLED screen wrapping almost the entire front of the handset, hugged by a steel material.A frosted gray?
It would be a spectacular appeal to Apple users.
On the face could eliminate the Home button physical and would pave the way for the introduction of an iris recognition system.
OLED screens are lighter, spend less battery, deliver more stable and realistic colors.(From bad, the shortest duration).
It would be a daring decision for a company that has always bet on a traditional design, totally focused on the user experience.But a very high definition screen would open space for the visual content – videos, photos and games – Apple’s big bets.
Other than that, a larger screen could be justified by a special anniversary edition.
Already a screen with high brightness, like the samsungs, is out of consideration.Of course, the color calibration will be far from the standard of the South Korean company’s smartphones.
What remains a mystery, and reason for great discussion among iPhone users, is the edge on the screen.Would it be the same as the Galaxy S6, or the Galaxy Note Edge (argh!)?
The design of Apple follows the German standard;The “beautiful” must be connected to the experience of use.Already the design of Samsung is more extravagant, its smartphones accompany a drawing full of tips, mixed with curves.
I do not believe in a very radical decision by Apple.At most, at most, a screen with a subtle curvature that would only serve a better footprint.
Curved screens, flexible screens
The production of flexible screens is one of the greatest challenges for researchers. But producing a media that resembles a sheet of paper, as you imagine, is still a thing for the future.
Curved screens have been part of smartphones for some time now. LG, with its G Flex, Samsung, the Galaxy Round. Then came the screens with curved edges, like Galaxy Note 4.
They were just attempts to win over new customers. In practice, they do not offer an advantage to the consumer. At least that was what indicated the number of handsets sold.
A quarter of the cost of a smartphone is in the production of the screen, In iPhones it reaches about $ 50, a value greater than the production of any other component (processor, memory, etc.).
Samsung’s AMOLED screens range from $ 100 to $ 160. These are values that tend to fall.
So the challenge for Apple will be to produce an OLED screen device that does not exceed the prices of the current iPhones.
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