IHS: iPhone 8 may employ a dual-curve OLED display

IHS: iPhone 8 may employ a dual-curve OLED display
The iPhone 8, or whatever Apple decides to name it, is shaping up to be a paradigm-shifter, isn't it? That's at least as analysts and their tips are concerned. First we learn from reputed Apple observer Ming Chi Kuo that it's next year's iPhone that will introduce a dramatic change in design and interaction, not the iPhone 7 this year, and now comes a comment from IHS's China head Kevin Wong that it will sport a dual curved display.

This could only mean one thing - OLED display on an iPhone, as the LCDs that Apple as been employing until now can't really bend due to the fact that they can't be made on plastic, instead of glass substrates. We have already heard from numerous sources that Apple is indeed circling the wagons around OLED screen suppliers, and we even have the first non-Samsung handset on the market with dual curved AMOLED panel, so the premise is not out of the question. Kevin Wong's exact words are that after Vivo outed the Xplay 5 with its 5.4" OLED screen that slopes to the sides like on the S7 edge, there will be more manufacturers using this technique, including Apple with next year's iPhone.

What, if any, purposes will these curved edges serve, remains to be seen, but analysts are already hinting that Apple will try and reshape the phone interaction paradigm again, introducing a front that is completely made of glass, with all buttons, sensors, earpiece and other openings, somehow incorporated within. Whether this will indeed be the case, remains to be seen, but for now we can only conclude that the eventual screen curves might serve to house virtual keys and/or embedded sensors to make the transition to a full-frontal glass phone more palatable.

source: Kevin Wang (Weibo)

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1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

No they won't, and they should call it iphone X.

56. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Who cares these daily iphone false rumours seriously...

80. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Can someone tell me please, which phone is on the picture? Looks nice.

2. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

You don't mean Galaxy iphone 8 do you ...... ha ha lol lmaoroflr....

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Galaxy phones have a curved edge screen, but ha e little function and still have home buttons, camera and mic on front. This phone is rumored to have nothing but glass on the front with no buttons or holes. A haptics engine and 3d touch will act as the home button/t ouch I'd. It's also rumored to have long range wireless charging. God knows what else will be I. This 10 anniversary phone!

8. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

i'm wondering when Apple finally ditch Home Button from iPhone, will Samsung ditch theirs too?

10. leotrim

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

hahahaah iphone is so simple u can't compare with Galaxy phones open an iphone u will see all samsung hardware :@

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So what, the Galaxy has a home button. The iPhone had it for years. Is that now a problem because Apple may drop it finally? So what are you going to do all those stupid gestures with? I rather have all 3 buttons like the Galaxies have already. We touch the screen enough. Taking away the buttons means more screen touches, more prints, more wiping. All phones will have a mic and camera on the front. You think that's going to everr change? As far as the Galaxies curved sides having limited features? At least it has features. How many features does the iPhone have? Like 3? It has Siri, 3D Touch and....hmmmm...hmmmmm nothing else...GUESS I OVER COUNTED. The Edge display alone has more features than the iPhone has by itself. Add all the Galaxy S features and it makes the iPhone look like some homeless phone from 2007.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

God do you ever stop whining? Seriously we get it, you'd bend over backwards if Samsung told you to. We just want you to write that in three sentences for Christ's sake!

22. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So what you're saying is he's you, but for Samsung instead of Apple.

35. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) I don't whine about Android phones or the platform, I use all three basically daily. B) I don't write a thesis trying to prove people wrong. C) If you're going to troll, at least be original about it. The classic "iSheep" crap is getting old. Maybe if people stopped worrying about what phones other people used and BOUGHT some of these Android flagships the OEMs wouldn't be just about bankrupted :).

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didn't try to prove anyone wrong. I usually don't have too anyways. Most iPhone fans are usually wrong. I never troll.

57. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where did I say iSheep? I simply pointed out (truthfully) that your carry Apple's water as much as Techie carries Android's.

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you're going to call someone out, don't chicken out and backtrack when they do the same to you, tedkord.

64. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

#Hypocrite.

72. Mxyzptlk unregistered

#Incompetent

68. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Again with your delusions. I'll ask a second time, where did I say iSheep? Point it out.

71. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said you did. Stop before your cheerleader, Scott, gets herself too excited up there.

81. sukrith2194 unregistered

If people didn't care what others had... Apple would be the first company to go bankrupt! It's only because of product placement and the following of the iPhone as it's a device for people who wanna think themselves as awesome that Apple is still in the market!

26. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@kiko007 Glad to see that there's a person on PhoneArena who also don't believe in Teachie's Lectures, like me... He sometimes go a tad too far to prove his point of view and to verify his impeccable love of Samsung... Might as well say: "I hate Apple and you should too..." Come-on Teachie; we live in a democracy, now don't we?!

29. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's definitely too wordy.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep. Honestly I am, I admit it. I've tried to be short. But for me, its impossible with some of what the guys say. But at least I dont troll. I try to give substance to my post and stay away from fanboyish one-liners. It prevents fanbois from ever claiming I said something I didnt say because they read something I said, and use their own meaning for what they think I said. When they can read and know exactly what I mean and the context I mean it in.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't love Samsung! I don't hate Apple! I love all tech. But when someone makes certain claims about either device compared to another, then at least be upfront. If something is a con on one, don't pic on that one as if it isn't a con on your device of choice. If your device has pro features and another device gets it, its still a pro feature. But if you are going to be specific like NTCX77 said, claiming the curved edge ob the Galaxies have limited features, but yet don't say the same about your own phone, then that makes you a hypocrite. I simply pointed it out. I didn't try to convince anyone to do anything. Stick with the case at hand. Whatever I said anywhere else has always been consistent whether its good or bad. At least I don't flip-flop like you guys do.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Exactly. His essays are ridiculously long and redundant.

65. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Mxyzptlk = redundant.

73. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Is that what she said about you?

82. ullokey

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Kltpzyxm

79. jeevanand88 unregistered

LOL!! teachie!! :D that name Suits him a loooot!!

30. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You're basically the trashy Apple version of him, except he has class.

33. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@DRS1977 "except he has class"...? Yes, he has a classroom full of iHaters and sMoths... And he is; of course; the "TEACHIE"...! No doubt that he has a CLASS to teach!

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