Apple’s iPhone 8 to reportedly sport 5.8-inch screen

Apple’s iPhone 8 to reportedly sport 5.8-inch screen

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc.'s next flagship smartphone, dubbed the iPhone 8, will reportedly be the first ever device from the tech giant to sport an OLED screen to better compete with rival devices in the highly-competitive market.

However, it remains unclear if the iPhone 8 would feature a 5-inch screen as suggested by some reports or whether it would sport a larger screen.

According to a report from KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, the screen of the reported device will be 5.8 inches out of which 5.15 inches would be the utilizable screen. The remaining portion would be occupied by the virtual home button.

Mr. Kuo also believes the fingerprint recognition system will eventually be replaced by a facial recognition system to make the smartphone even more secure.

Speaking on the topic, Mr. Kuo added, "However, if the technical challenges cannot be overcome, we believe a combination of fingerprint and facial recognition is another possible solution."

However, some people may feel that a 5.8 inch iPhone would perhaps be too large, and the company may finally decide that the overall dimension of the smartphone should be similar to the iPhone 7 or the 7 Plus.

The tech giant is largely expected to introduce the iPhone 8 sometime in the middle of this year and it would likely be available for purchase by the later part of the year.

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