Supposed iPhone 8 schematics reveal an LG G6-like device

Supposed iPhone 8 schematics reveal an LG G6-like device

Ever since the original iPhone from 10 years ago, Apple's smartphones have had what we could call a signature design trait: large bezels (and, subsequently, unimpressive screen-to-body ratios). But this will probably change come September, when an iPhone 8 is expected to be unveiled, sporting a near-bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED display.

While we already tried to envision what the iPhone 8 could look like, we obviously can't be sure of anything until Apple officially announces the device. Nevertheless, a recently leaked image (coming from China, and seen above) allegedly shows technical drawings of an iPhone 8.

From the front, this alleged iPhone 8 looks a lot like an LG G6, though the rear and sides are totally different stories. Reportedly, the new handset measures 149 x 72.5 x 7.1, thus being about as large as the G6 (yet a tad thinner). Interestingly, there seems to be a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, alongside a vertical dual camera - both these details are unusual for an Apple smartphone.

It's important to note that these schematics claim to show an iPhone 8 in its Engineering Validation Test (EVT) phase. This means that it's certainly not a final design, and, depending on what Apple decides - or may have already decided - such an iPhone might never make it to market.

Previous rumors had it that the iPhone 8 would feature a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded into the display, though technical and production issues may force Apple to abandon this idea. Thus, a fingerprint scanner on the back would make sense, since the front of the iPhone 8 should be mostly screen with little bezel (and no space for a regular Touch ID sensor).

As a reminder, the iPhone 8 could be announced in September, likely being joined by a 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, and a 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus.

What would you think of the iPhone 8 if it were to resemble the handset seen above?

source: Weibo (in Chinese) via 9to5Mac

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107 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1163; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Hehehehehe! Apple please don't kill my vibe with this design. I'm currently waiting to choose between this and note 8.

15. yann

Posts: 608; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Never liked fingerprint on the back. It is not functional for me. If the phone is laying on the table, it will be impossible to unlock it without to picking it up. Also the camera hump looks terrible. The front is uninspiring. But I do not believe that Apple will produce such an ugly phone.

27. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

No way in hell Apple would place it's Finger Print Scanner on the back.

32. KingSam

Posts: 1371; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I dont like the scanner and apple logo. Why not put it in the logo since most cases expose it anyways. Anyone?

33. KingSam

Posts: 1371; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I dont like the scanner and apple logo. Why not put it in the logo since most cases expose it anyways. Anyone?

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that's old leak actually.. and someone already make render of it last monthhttps://www.idropnews.com/rumors/exclusive-iphone-edition-insider-information-leaked/35368/

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False. It may be impossible to unlock a iPhone without picking it up, but Android phones have alternative methods like Iris Scanner, Face Recognition, Pattern and of course passcodes. Even iPhone has passcode so what you claim is 100% false. Unless you have some featureless cheap-tastic smartphone from 10 years ago, you do not have to pick up a phone to unlock it. What you said is completely and 100% false. Yeah Apple wont produce such an ugly phone. But then, that is exactly what was said about the iPhone 6 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-6-leaks-out-again-this-time-compared-against-the-iPhone-5_id57053 Read the posts...everyone was saying it was ugly. Or Apple isn't gonna make that. YET LOW AND BEHOLD THEY DID...and you bought it and you will buy the above too. No matter how ugly it is. The fact is you have no choice because if you want an iOS devices with "its" latest features, your only option is whatever Apple gives you. That is what I love about Android and Windows. If I am not happy with a brand change, I can move to another and take almost 100% of my stuck to another brand. With Apple its do or die! That is a benefit I will never give up. Apple phones will never be my daily driver. They are my sidecar!

50. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yes, apple will release it until, it becomes a design trend... Again.

68. Leo_MC

Posts: 6642; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe Apple haters thought back then that the iPhone 6 was ugly.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17132; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's what people said when pictures leaked of the iPhone 6. But, Apple designs since Jobs passed have not been attractive.

69. Leo_MC

Posts: 6642; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iPhone 7 is a beautiful phone.

81. alanaldo

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

iphone 7 looks like all iphone phones ugly with big bezels and thick

84. tedkord

Posts: 17132; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it isn't.

85. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Try swipe, pattern, knock code, iris, face unlock. Ahh the world of choice.

97. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They should've put it in the apple logo

16. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lmao apple. This design will be the most laughable on earth.

71. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, sit down somewhere. You would say that no matter what they showed. If that design is what we get, it looks great as I love the G6 design over the S8. The FPS on the back is the only thing giving me pause. If they do it, it would need to be right where the Apple logo is.

104. techbuttcheex

Posts: 202; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

if apple does a rear finger print scanner im going to laugh my ass off. the whole iphone brand will be tarnished.

109. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

APPLE G6-8 LG+

22. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It looks pretty dorky and hardly believable... Probably a 'vision' of a 12 Y/O Chinese kid... There's no curved display, the fingerprint scanner seems to be placed at the back instead of 'somewhere' INSIDE the screen, also seems to lack wireless charging although I'm not entirely positive and... Where's Home Button...? (Where's Waldo, anyone?) I don't think Apple is going to get rid of its signature feature... Oh well, G'Day!

29. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

First of all, the latest rumor is that the fps will be on the back. Secondly, how do you know if there'll be wireless charging through a semantic? thirdly, the home button will be on the fps at the rear of the phone like you know, the afformentioned lg g6. So...

75. kennva1

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2014

I agree. I ordered a galaxy S8 to get out of my IPhone 6s plus. But I will either get the note 8 or iphone. Hoping for big things for both.

100. ddridge

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 26, 2016

Might as well pick the Note 8 now. That thing looks like a bastard child of Apple and LG. Note 8 already has leaked to have FPS built into the screen.

2. addisbad

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

Wouldn't it be cool if Apple somehow managed to make the logo on the rear the fingerprint scanner !

21. mdedenroth

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 10, 2016

Had the same thought. Why not do so... Much cleaner design

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Who doesn't have a clean designed phone?

66. addisbad

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

ergonomic if you want to put it in better and more precise words..

72. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Wow, I actually just mentioned that above, then I read your statement.

3. addisbad

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

that way the back would still look clean like every other iPhone but with more functionality...

4. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Interesting very interesting indeed. Although it would look better if the screen corners were rounded. The back looks a bit messy with that camera, logo and fingerprint sensor set up

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