Concept video renders an iPhone 8 with a rear low-power display, and just one camera

Concept video renders an iPhone 8 with a rear low-power display, and just one camera
The graphical design prowess of artist Jermaine Smit is at it again, this time imagining what the iPhone could look like with the obligatory complete redesign that should be coming next year. Dubbed tentatively iPhone 8, the unit offers a 2K display, in line with the current Android flagship times, but there is a more unique twist in the screen department than a mere pixel density count upgrade.

The iPhone 8 in the concept render below is visualized with not one, but two displays, where one is the high-res main panel, and the other is a low-power screen, similar to what the Russian Yota phone is doing. The rear screen is pretty basic, and saves on battery when you don't need the full brilliance of the main one, like you can do now with the popSlate case

Moreover, in this made-up narrative, the extra panel has allowed Apple to use only one top-shelf camera, seeing that now we have a screen on the back to preview our selfies, too. What do you think about this one - too outrageous, or "Apple, take note"?



1. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I like the idea but Ive? I've no idea!

11. waddup121 unregistered

iPhone 8 lol

2. untouchable

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 04, 2010

The way Apple works, this is more like iPhone 18 than 8

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

iPhone 8 from 2018 with 480p... seems legit

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Are you guys seriously eating this up? look at the design - it's a joke... wow

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

My post is sarcasm thats why I said in the end "seems legit"

4. AlikMalix unregistered

I believe this is a joke - a parody... none of those features are good or improve experience... the voice even sounds like that guy that makes parody videos of J.Ive's commentary...

5. EngleBertZombie

Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015

id give it a 50/50 the laser keyboard no way, but the second low end display and single camera seems like something apple would do in the far future.

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

2K display in 2018, Wireless Charging "introduction". Same Apple.

9. joee0208

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

WTF did i just watch?

14. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

a concept xD

10. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hopefully it also has 2GB of RAM.

13. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

good question but i am pretty sure it will have 2GB

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hopefully the camera will be 16MP by then. Because they use 8MP since the iPhone 4. Hopefully that' a 1440p display, because at Apple's pace it will be slightly higher than 1080, but lower than 1440p. Laser keyboard? Apple would consider that gimmicky. Force Touch 2.0 would be better. That way you can send heartbeats and doodles. The design? Actually the iPhone 5S has the better look. Dual glass phones are stupid. Yes I like my S6 Edge and I like the iPhone 4/4S too, doesn't make it any less stupid because I like it. But at least glass on the back in this case, serves a purpose. A dual screen phone? Why? Unless they were in the style of a book, I see no benefit. Now in a racing game, what would be cool is, on the front screen your view was from inside the car, flip it over and the view is from the bumper, without physically changing the camera view, that could be cool. Wireless charging? I honestly don't see Apple adding it until 2020 when it can charge a battery from 0 to 100 in just 30 mins. After all, they haven't even added fast charging which is a very clean cheap solution. Maybe by then, the iPhone will have cool features like UFS 3.0, quick charge 3.0, 3GB of RAm, a better one handed mode and split screen apps.

15. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

It was intriguing until they mentioned a laser keyboard. "Not only is it useful, you look cool too." Goddammit

16. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

heheh xD well it's pretty hard to make some nice sentences. You should see what i thought of before, that was wurse :P

17. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

Oh did you make the video? Kudos for the cool idea of two screens. I had a similar idea that I think Apple patented where the front and back cameras reflect light onto one sensor, so essentially there is one camera, two openings. We might see this in the near future. I think two screens would be limited to low power screens like e-ink on Yota and that other new phone.

18. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

yeah I did. I think it's my best looking video. Maybe not my best looking concept but I wanted to make something different you know? Shock a bit with something strange? And i kinda felt that my iPhone 7 could have bin better. And yes the e-ink makes more sense but i did it like this because i felt that you could then use it as selfie camera to. I think I can do better designs then this so who knows:P And thnx! :D Takes a long time to make video's hehe

19. tacoburrito

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

hahah fresh new look. good stuff.

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