There have been mixed reports about iPhone 7S and iPhone 8 and while we try to figure out which model will be eventually launched, reports have surfaced on the web that claim that at least one 2017 iPhone model will have a 5.8-inch AMOLED made by Samsung Display.
This report, by DigiTimes, says that the AMOLED display will be used in top-most variants of the next iPhone (iPhone 7S or iPhone 8?) and this significant change will come at a time when Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. According to the report, the displays will be manufactured exclusively by Samsung Display.
The 5.8-inch AMOLED displays will initially be produced in minimal quantities starting March, and production will be ramped up post May-June, the report claims. Citing unnamed sources, the report also says that at most 20 million units will be produced by Samsung per month.
The report also claims that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models won’t switch to OLED displays just yet, and stay on TFT-LCD, but 2018 could speak a different story. According to the source, global shipments of the AMOLED variant are estimated to be at 60-70 million units in 2017. While this report claims that the third variant will be larger, another report indicates that a 5-inch premium variant is in the offing.
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, backs the 5.8-inch rumour. In any case, all of the rumours are still in their nascent stages, and it’s too early to take them seriously. For now, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 are all rumoured to be launched next year.
The iPhone 8 is expected to have an all glass body, ditching the metal back and edges seen currently. It is said to be devoid of a Home Button, with the display supporting fingerprint reading and 3D Touch. It is expected to sport advanced wireless charging that will not require the user to place the device on a charging station or even very close to it. It is also tipped to come with an iris scanner and support 3D photography.