It has been previously revealed that the top bezel of the iPhone 8 would be fitted with iris sensors. The new face recognition scanner along with 3D sensors will be able to scan and identify the face of the user in the millionths of a second. The 3D sensors are rumored to be present on the front as well as backside of the iPhone 8 for it AR capabilities, claims a report on The Korea Herald.
The South Korean publication has also claimed that the upcoming iPhone 8 may not feature a Touch ID sensor. Speculations are rife that the Touch ID feature will be replaced by 3D face recognition feature that is dubbed as Face ID by the rumor mill.
KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo who is well informed about the features of the highly anticipated iPhone 8 claims that Apple is at least two years ahead with its 3D face scanning technology when compared to its closest rival, Qualcomm. The U.S. based chip maker is expected to ship 3D sensing products in 2019. Xiaomi is also rumored to introduce its own 3D sensing devices, but it is now waiting for the market response of 3D sensing technology from Apple.
Another analyst named Jun Zhang from Rosenblatt has claimed that Apple iPhone 8 shipments would exceed 35 to 40 million units in the second half of 2017.He also claims that the iPhone 8 will not feature a Touch ID sensor. The below image seems to be of the 3D sensing module of the iPhone 8.
Rumors have revealed that Apple iPhone 8 would be arriving with an OLED panel. Some rumors have been claiming that the Cupertino company may use edge-to-edge display like the Samsung Galaxy S8. Fresh information coming a source that is familiar with the plans of Apple has revealed to the South Korean publication that the Cupertino company is unlikely to use the same design that is available on rivaling devices. Hence, it is expected to use a flat OLED panel than a curved display.
Samsung Display that is speculated to be providing Apple with OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 8 is the only supplier that is capable of mass producing OLED panels. Since Samsung Display is struggling to meet Apple’s demand, it is likely that the release of iPhone 8 may get delayed. Kuo has also forecasted on the same lines that the iPhone 8 may debut alongside the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus but go on sale in October or November.