The next Apple iPhone to be launched in 2017, the iPhone 8 might sport an OLED curved display. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple is speculated to be changing the design and the specifications of the iPhone 8 drastically. While rumours such as these have been in the air for a while now, it was reported a few weeks ago that Apple might just ditch the LCD panel for an OLED display.
The Wall Street Journal points out that the Cupertino tech giant has asked its suppliers to speed up the production of OLED and provide better OLED screens than that of Samsung. The report states that since the OLED displays are a lot more expensive, the already high priced iPhones might also carry a much higher price tag. Apple is reported to be testing more than 10 prototypes of the iPhone 8. The report states that while Apple will need Samsung for the OLED screen, it also wants the LG, Japan and Sharp displays to ramp up the production.
The report further suggests that the new iPhone 8 is expected to feature the introduction of wireless charging. Ming-Chi Kuo of the KGI Securities speculates that the iPhone 8 users would be able to charge their phones in a manner similar to that of Apple watches, which would also provide faster charging speeds. Kuo also says that the iPhone 8 would come in bezel-less OLED version and there could be a 5.8 version as the new flagship device. Apple is also reported to create the OIS feature standard in both the wide-angle lens and telephoto lens for the new iPhone 8.