Another analyst shop tips bezel-less 5" and 5.8" iPhone 8 models

Another analyst shop tips bezel-less 5
There is a lot of speculation about next year's iPhone 8 lately, mainly because the tenth anniversary iPhone edition is said to sport a groundbreaking "all-glass" design that will be fitting larger displays in the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus footprint. That same concept is similar to the one rumored for the Galaxy S8 models as well - curved 5.7" and 6.2" panels wrapped around the sides, and with home buttons embedded in the display in order to achieve 90% screen-to-body ratio.

Where there is smoke, there is fire, and we indeed had the reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tip not long ago that the iPhone 8 Plus, or whatever it gets called, will sport a 5.8" AMOLED display. Now, Barclays analysts have recently issued a memo to clients after a research trip to Apple suppliers in Asia, which corroborates the enlarged iPhone 8 screen speculation.


Funny enough, the 5.8-incher that will allegedly fit in the current 5.5" frame, is supposed to be the one that comes with the rumored AMOLED display, while the alleged 5-incher is said to come with an LCD screen. How will the eventual 5" iPhone 8 fit in something close to the current frame size of the 7, remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure - 2017 is shaping up to be the year of radical redesigns to die for, at least on paper.

source: MacRumors

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36 Comments

1. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Will probably look like a gs7 edge and not like mi mix style.. they will add touch bars on the edges lol

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Will probably look like the iPhone 7 glossy version but with glass instead and slightly reduced bezels. The fact that they always start with amazing concepts and dreams and end up with less than the year before is sad really.

19. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

tbh one thing i still like about iphone is the aluminum body. i own s7 and its great but the glass back is gross and cheap looking.

36. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

ifans always dream of the best and latest and some unrealistic design...and they will get an iPhone screen with 15℅ brighter compared t o previous year model!!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Oh, Apple is finally going to acknowledge how wrong they were, when they were downplaying the brnefits of AMOLED displays while praising their "retina" LCD!

3. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

That are now copying Samsung and Android. Big screens, Dropbox down display, etc, etc.

23. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Trojan_horse you sound just like TechieXP. Trash everything about Apple and love everything about Samsung especially the Note 7. Every company has their pros and cons, and so is iOS and Android. They make each other better.

28. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Well in reality apple is a trash so whatever he talks it makes sense.

5. alexiboat

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 13, 2016

IPhone8 5" for me

8. Unordinary unregistered

Please, just make it comfortable / practical. I don't care if it is bezel free, but if it is, make it practical to hold in your hand where your thumb/fingers don't get in the way of reading etc etc etc.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

What a douch bag move. Always giving the juicier features to the bigger model and later we'll say people "just love" big phones. Take a leaf from Google(pixel) and Sony, Apple.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Apple like their big bezels so I don't think this is going to be true. But it's a rumor, I dont take any rumors at heart no matter what it's about or who it's about.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You couldn't be more wrong. If anything rumors seem to be quite on point in the last 3 years. Safe for the gaffe which was the HTC M9 from evan blass! :D

20. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If it was 4 or 5 months away I would agree, but not 8 or 9 months away.

16. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You couldn't be more wrong. If anything rumors seem to be quite on point in the last 3 years. Safe for the gaffe which was the HTC M9 from evan blass! :D

30. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, the only reason the iPhone still has its current bezels is because of the home button and the LCD screen. Both are rumored to be gone in 2017.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

On a second thought, if the iphone can put the touch bar on the edges though. It'll be dope AF

14. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

But then again, I think to myself that the lg v10 already had a second display (which is what a touch bar is). Its just that I'd have preferred it on the edges of the iphone8 as it'll make the phone look futuristic, will be a proper second screen and will help eliminate bezels without getting too tall (unlike the useless edge features on the galaxy S7). Before someone crusifies me that some android manufacturer already had them.

21. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Apple will engineer AMOLED technology to work correctly, so the iPhone won't be a laggy slow-opening glitchfest. Current phones that utilize AMOLED screens alway, ALWAYS have or develop "slowness", due to trying to push too many pixels. Not to mention the unfortunate fact that no other phone manufacturer has the luxury of 1) The expertise of designing ALL parts of the phone and 2) The engineering and scientific staff that Apple is lucky to employ. You android geniuses do realize that Apple develops their own AMOLED screen technology, right?

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

*apple will engineer AMOLED technology to work correctly , so the iPhone won't be a laggy slow-opening glitchfest* you do know screen type has nothing to do with thats right? As for the rest you again completely wrong. Apple dont design all part several part are of the shelf they do design the SOC. There is amazing team at other OEM you dead wrong if you think apple has the best team. Apple did not even develops there own lcd screen so again dead wrong. You are the worst apple fan i ever saw.

29. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Sigh! He is a classic example of how naive and misinformed isheeps are.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, OK LOL

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

groundbreaking all glass design... bad choice of word i would say lol.

32. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Lol... the pettiness on a mobile phone website's comment section is astounding.

34. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Amoled screen = fail

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Stupidity = Fail!

35. monoke

Posts: 1195; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Let the bezel-less revolution begin! Props to mi mix and aquos for getting it kick started. Can't wait.

37. sebstin

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Perfect... 4.5", 5" and 5.7" variants to capture all markets..

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple possibly at it again. Short-canging the $650 model, to push people to by the more expensive model, to pay extra for stuff, that's been on other phones for at leats 3 years already. I can't wait until they are released, so I can laugh my @$$ off at how stupid zombies really are. There is nothing wrong with sticking with a brand or even a same model year after year. But I like when Samsung chose to have the S and Note share at least the basic hardware configuration. The iphone should share the same features as far as CPU, GPU, cameras and display resolution or at leats let the small one be 1080p while the larger one is 1440. At least make an effort to justify paying more. They don't even try, because the lazy brained morons will just buy it because its an iPhone. If retail food places did food like Apple does the iPhone, pizza for example would come with Cheese only and for an extra $100, you can have pepperoni. But that would be your only choices. Thank God everyone isn't like Apple.They need to do better or those sales are going to keep :slip-sliding away". I want the anniversary one to be more than what others have had since 2014 or earlier. Sounds like it will just be Apple playing catch-up. But if they can just impress me just a little, I may buy one to have as nostalgia. I still have my first Apple II, IIe, IIc and IIGS and my PowerBook. Come on Apple, do something worth praising you for!

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