Nikkei confirms: Apple iPhone 8 to feature 5.8-inch OLED screen

Nikkei confirms: Apple iPhone 8 to feature 5.8-inch OLED screen
Japanese news agency Nikkei has backed away from a previous story in which it called for the tenth-year anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 8, to carry a 5-inch OLED display. In a new report released today, the news agency said that the iPhone 8 will have the largest screen of the three new models expected to be released in 2017. Nikkei is now matching predictions made by others including KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Nikkei's new forecast is for the iPhone 8 to carry a 5.8-inch OLED screen. There will be a 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7s and a 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7s Plus. The latter two models will continue using LCD panels. It is the same forecast made by Kuo, who also expects all new 2018 iPhone models to feature OLED panels.

The latest rumors suggest that calling the iPhone 8's screen 5.8-inches is a misnomer because only 5.1 to 5.15-inches will feature an active display. The rest of the front panel will be a "function area" that replaces the home button with a virtual replacement. That is being done to accommodate an edge-to-edge screen on the handset. In addition, KGI's Kuo says that the iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary front-facing camera that produces 3D selfies, and provides face recognition to unlock the device and to verify identity. The face recognition feature is intended to replace Touch ID instead of relying on a fingerprint scanner.

The Nikkei added that the larger screen size will help raise the average price of an iPhone, which is currently near $700. Earlier speculation has the iPhone 8 priced at $1,000, which would make the phone a luxury item. That price could enhance the exclusivity of the device; depending on any cool new features it might sport, the anniversary edition of the iPhone could very well be a "must have" product in spite of the price.


source: Nikkei via AppleInsider

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52 Comments

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

$1000 for a phone is expensive but hardly a luxury item. Where are the gems and jewels that one do come to expect from a luxury phone.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Where are the gems and jewels that one do come to expect from a luxury phone." I think the term "luxury" has a little bit more meaning than simply "shiny". Besides, I'm pretty sure stones would interfere with cellular service.... just a guess though.

11. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Apple iPhones are luxury phone, lmfaoooooo. Yes it is a hipster phone. Hipsters junkies, thugs, dumbass idiots dummies, and illiterate buy it because it is Apple, and they buy Apple products to be different. That doesn't make it any less of a phone for everyone else. Everyone else who is not a hipster who buys the iPhone because it has a lower learning curve and/or it just simply works. iPhone's in general don't have quite as many hardware and software issues (exceptions such as iPhone4 antenna fiasco do exist) and so many other cheap flaws, but that has everything to do with the fact that Apple controls everything about the software and limits the amount of hardware they have to program and design for.

19. Unordinary unregistered

So according to your post, seems like you own an iPhone.

27. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I love that ip5s. I wish the iP7 had the same design as the iP5. Would've loved to. I really hope ip8 has resemblance off the iP5. Look whose here, read post #20_ #22.....

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You obsessed with him or what?

30. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

No Apple kid Boy, he is more like. Always mentioning me. Like he called me out on the S8 article. And how he got busted being a troll and a jerk 2 weeks ago. Which all the users agreed.

32. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Guess what, I was reading on the other article about homophobe. Darkkjeddi supports the gay community and P00fs. Something is not right about him. He could be himself one....? I didn't post or contribute anything. Since he did, he was so interested in the article.

34. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So, by your logic, not being a homophobe makes you gay? Oh wait, you don't know what logic is.

36. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Also, many people buy it because it works and their marketing campaigns are effective. A luxury item only for those that buy outright and the higher GB versions.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? So if the iPhoen dosn't have so many issues, why were 58% of them failed in Q4 2016? Why os the iPhone 6 the highest failure phone in histoiry at 29%? Why is the iPhone 6S which was suppose ot have fixed the issues, on the board of having a 23% failure rate? Why is it iOS 9 had the most firmware revisions vs any other mobile OS? ake sure you unhind the facts -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_version_history iOS 9 had 10 versions with 4 firmware revisions. 9, 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 were all full revisions. 9.3 and 9.2 all had several patches afterwards as well. All were to fix issues which Apple themselves causes with each update. But you fans talk about updates. Android doesn't need as many updates because for one, the firmware comes fully packed with features. We dont need revisions ot add catch-up features later. We have less need of firmware updates, because our updates tend to cause far less problems overall. Mostly because, first the update leaves Google and goes ot the OEM. The OEM hands their final package to carriers. That means 3 eyes get to see the update and fix any issues before final release. Apple has one set of eyes and they are failing badly. Dude you suck badly. You should really be quiet.

12. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I still have my IPhone5S which I still love.

35. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Majority will get it on a contract (a pricey contract) but won't stop those that shouldn't buy it from grading once their existing contract is up. A lot people nowadays accept a monthly mobile payment (even a pricey one) as normal. Price ain't much of a barrier when spread over 24 months.

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even though I agree. you do have to understand that in many countries, do to the pricing of the iPhone and phones like the Galaxy S and Note; these phones are considered luxury items; because these people live in a country where such items are well beyond the main populous reach. Like in the Philippines where my wife is from, the average income is $350USD per month. That's $4200 per year. The iPhone 7S Plus there costs about $43000 PHP which is about $1100USD. That would be 1 quarter of income. Whiel the S7 edge is about $35000 PHP. (Just take the number and divide by 40~45 for a estimated US cost.) For people in Europe (some EU countries) and the USA, $1000 for a product is normal depending on what it is. We expect many electronics ot be above $1000 because they are not bought at the 100M sell points as a phone. So Tv's and computers or similar we expect should cost $1000. But many TV's so more than phones on some level and dont cost $1000. Right? Consider that the Galaxy S7 edge and the Note 7 cost Samsung $280 to make with all its features, what is going to be so special about this iPhone that will have less features vs the Note 7/S7 edge? LOL That's gonna be one expensive piece of ripofff...EVER! Watch the fools stand in lines for 2 weeks prior to be first. LOL

3. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hey Nikkei, you know everything That there is to do Here's a gun, take it home Wait by the phone We'll send someone over To bring you what you need You're a one man death machine Make this city bleed

28. peace247 unregistered

iphone with a 5.8 inch screen.....so its basically a 7 inch tablet.

37. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The screen ratio is too long to be categorised as tablet. Under 6 inch is still phablet.

41. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

5.8" screen, but it will have huge bezels.....so it will be a phablet.

4. des9301

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

I don't normally like IPhones, but this years release seems to be quite exciting. May switch from Moto to either Huawei or Apple if this years Moto flagship is a dud.

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Like to hear more info on this. Will video use all the screen or just the 5.1? That price is a bit up there. Just have to wait and see.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1699; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i might get this after selling my 7 plus but i wont be suprised it costs more then 1.5k.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

1.5 is a little high. I can see 1.1 or 1.2 for the 256gig variant though.

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

There will more than likely be two storage options for the iPhone 8. 128gigs at $1000 and 256 gigs at $1100. Prices should drop back to normal when the 8s/plus comes out in 2018(wishful thinking).

45. drunkenjay

Posts: 1699; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

in australia it will be around 1.5k usd. my plus was around 1.5k aud here. which is around 1.1-1.2k usd

10. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Copy cat of Galaxy S8 and nothing new.

14. TechGirl90 unregistered

How is it a copycat of the Galaxy S8 if no leaked images of the Official iPhone 8 appeared online to make that conclusion? -_-

15. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Apple always copyies others.

17. TechGirl90 unregistered

That's true, not doubting that, but the same can also be said for any Company.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep. But fans don't see it that way. They only see when they are copied, not when they copy. You know its like how people have selective hearing, seeing and etc?!

51. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Not to the same extend as apple...

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