iPhone 8 to Feature 'Gentler' Curved Display Than Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge?

iPhone 8 to Feature 'Gentler' Curved Display Than Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge?

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Apple's next generation iPhone 8 will feature a 'gentler' curved display than Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge, reports Nikkei.

Sources tell the site that new iPhone will have an AMOLED display but the edges won't be as curved as the Galaxy partly due to challenges in making curved glass covers to match the screens.

While the curved screen will allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches and make the iPhone even sleeker, it will not offer significant new functions, the person said.

Notably, Nikkei says the design is not yet finalized and could change. China's Biel Crystal and Lens Technology are expected to supply glass backs for the handset and together with Hon Hai Precision Industry will provide the front glass covers.

It's widely expected that the 10th anniversary iPhone will be a massive update. It will purportedly have a chassis made of reinforced glass with a stainless steel metal frame and an edge-to-edge display that has no bezels on the top and bottom. Additionally, the front camera, Touch ID, speaker, and other sensors will apparently be embedded into the display. Another report claims that the device would be a clear piece of glass with a next-generation OLED screen. The 5.8-inch screen is said to feature a main 5.15-inch display area with a reserved 'function area' below for virtual buttons. The device may use a stacked logic board design freeing up space for a larger battery pack. More recently, Apple is said to be equipping the phone with wireless charging, an iris scanner or face scanner, and a 3D camera.

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