The curved screen in the iPhone 8 is a bendy display made from plastic, rather than the iPhone’s common screen made up of glass. It is made particularly from organic light emitted diodes (OLED). This improves the photo quality of the device. This will also be thinner and lighter than the old iPhone screens. This report was based on Korea Herald.
Furthermore, the newspaper also reported that the curved screen may feature sensors that will enable the phone to respond when touched on any part of it. It is up to Apple if they should adopt this feature.
Samsung as a Supplier
The iPhone 8 rumors claim that the curved screens were ordered from Samsung Display. The orders of the new phone material will be placed by Samsung. “Samsung is capable of supplying a little less than 100 million units of curved OLED displays to Apple,” the source said. This number is less than half of Apple’s annual sales of the iPhone.
It is known that plastic OLED has been used for curved panels for Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7 Edge. The glass OLED is normally used for flat panels. Other panels are flat versions that will use liquid crystal displays from LG Display and JDI.
Mac Rumors also claims that the OLED screen will introduce a thinner device which consequently consumes less power. This offers a better display with higher contrast ratio and more true to life colors.
On current news reports, LG Display, which is Apple’s longtime LCD supplier, is currently working with the gadgets company and Google to develop foldable panels for outward-folding smartphones. We may be seeing foldable panels for Apple, Google and Microsoft in 2018.
On more iPhone 8 rumors, the radical redesign has an edge-to-edge display according to Mac Rumors. The top and bottom bezels where the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the front-facing camera are found will be removed. Mac Rumors also claimed that there will be no Home button as well. This display would take up the entire front of the iPhone.
Additionally, the site claims that the iPhone 8 is set for release on 2017. The year marks the 10th anniversary of the multi-billion dollar company.