Take a peek at the first iPhone 8 dummy unit that actually looks like a real product


Another day, another alleged iPhone 8 dummy unit has been spotted online. However, this time the pictures come from a somewhat reputable source, serial leakster @OnLeaks, and also for the first time ever their subject actually looks like a real product that may hit the store shelves soon, instead of an incomplete attempt at recreating one.

Or in other words, consider this as the closest thing we've gotten to a real look at the iPhone 8 so far. So let's dive in:

The front of the dummy shows us little we haven't seen yet: the rumored cutout at the top of the screen is present, and when looked at from this angle, it actually looks considerably smaller than some renders we've seen in the past. Also, do note that there is no front camera hole present on this unit, further giving credence to our dummy unit theory. Another thing that's shown in full view are the display's rounded corners, which give the phone a somewhat sleeker look (if you're into that sort of thing, of course).


The first thing we see on the back is a design element that immediately makes the unit look much better than what we've seen in previous alleged leaks. That is, the glass back sports a curved cut, giving the device a much sleeker profile. The top left corner, however, is taken up by the considerably large camera bump – although it's hard to say given there's only one picture of the back, it looks to be at least as thick as the one on the iPhone 7 Plus. And given that the dual-camera configuration here is larger than the one in the 7 Plus, the overall impression is that of a heavier-looking rear panel.

And lastly, the left side of the device shows the familiar volume buttons and mute switch, while the right isn't visible in any of the two photos. And at least one other thing looks to be missing from this unit: a fingerprint scanner. Don't get your hopes high for it actually being successfully embedded into the screen – not even Apple itself is sure about this part.

Whatever the situation with the fingerprint scanner is, this sure looks like a dummy for a unit close to production. Still, given there's still three months left until the device's expected unveiling date, there's a fair bit of wiggle room for last-minute hardware changes, so we'll just have to wait and see.

source: @OnLeaks

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77 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

This is not a nice design. It’s actually boring but then again it’s about what it can do and can not do. Let’s wait and see

2. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Am I the only one who notices? It's basically the same iPhone. Apple is going to say it's the best iPhone ever produced because it's 20% faster, etc... just like every year.

5. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

No.. it really won't. OLED screen, No bezels, huge AR capabilities, 3D facial recognition scanning, Iris scanner, fps in the display, L-shaped battery, glass redesign C'mon man. What else do you want? This updates going to be huge.

13. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Basically, we had these features like OLED screens for YEARS now. (L-shaped battery is a thing you praise?) Apple is just trying to catch up, but held back features of what Android users are using so that iOS users will say, "wow!".

16. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I'm still waiting to hear a SINGLE android flagship that can boast of hardware as advanced as these. (All in a single flagship) by 2019 Oled screen, 3d sensing tech, stereo speakers, dual front and rear cameras, under screen fps, AR capabilities, 3d touch, motion co-rocessor, facial recognition, wireless charging, A11 soc, bezelles design and this is just the hardware alone. I'm waiting.

21. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Well all the rumors are pointing towards the Note 8 having pretty much every feature you just listed except of course the A11 SoC, which if you ask me was kind of dumb to include. Of course no Android phone is going to have a chip made by Apple. Plus I have I don't think even the iPhone's have anything called a motion co-rocessor so...

27. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The note 8 will not have AR capabilities, will not have 3d sensing, will not have 3d touch, will not have such soc (A11), will not have dual ff cameras, will not have motion co-processor, will not have hardware based facial recognition, will not be faster, will not have a better screen to body ratio. So theres that.

30. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Heck, the note 8 will not have an under screen fps, will not have a 256g storage internal storage, will not have a reworked motherboard for better battery efficiency.

60. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

256gb storage? I've got 288gb on my S7 Edge.

67. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO You people are making way to much of this under the screen FPS out to be more then it is. So what if anyone ever does it, it's not the big a deal.

69. antifanboyism

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 20, 2017

The iPhone 8 will not have hdr display and also QHd is not guarranted and will not have great camera . It will have dual speakers but it will not have quad DAC . It will have a11 chip but will not have dual apps to use at same instant .It will have bezeless display but not going have to have massive battery like Mi Mix bigger than 4000 mah . It will have 256Gb but will not have fastest modem from Qualcomm . Headphonnnnnnnnneee jack. Tell me if I forgot to mention something .

23. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Everyone will be happy if apple can include all these features in a single flagship. But you forget that there is a difference between boasting and implementing. Every year if there is any flagship which fall short of expectation, it is iphone. So wait till 2019.

31. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You mean the GS7/note 7/GS8/note 8 which was suppose to have a 4k screen, 6gig ram, underglass fps, 3d touch, dual cameras, stereo speakers, and a 4,000mah battery? Ok then.

46. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Well lets just focus on the s8 for now since it's out. 1. S8 has a QHD AMOLED infinity display with over 1000 nits that supports HDR. Also it the best performing display(display mate). 2.S8 has a customizable Always on display where you can change the clock style, calendar and color, and even add a pic or colored background. Not only that you can download more right from the Always on settings menu. 3.Got faster charging, and FAST wireless charging. 4. Got a longer battery life 5.Got a better camera the s8 among other phone beat iPhone in camera performance, DxoMark stated iPhone 7 is tied with several other phones for 11th place. Don't give me that the iPhone 8 isn't out yet because the Galaxy s6 and s7 stll beats iPhone 7 in overall camera performance, which came out before the iPhone 7. 6.Samsung has 64 GB with expandable memory, I can't transfer all my data from 1 phone to another in less than a minute. Got google assisstance built in as well as Bixby to control my phone.(I have the beta and it awesome so far) 7.The best in class mobile VR support 8.Samsung pay work everywhere(almost) 9.I already have and iris scanner, and face recognition. 10. I can download any app and interface I want without rooting. 11. I have a heart rate monitor which I can use to snap pics, silent calls when my phone is upside down etc. 12. Bixby beta is awesome I can even tell her to restart my phone and add a contact or edit a pic. 13.Bixby vision tell me what I'm looking at and I like how I can extract text and translate with google on the spot. 14. I already have AR built into my camera every smartphone can look at pokemon go. 15. has a secure folder 16.GigaByte LTE 17. Bluetooth 5.0 18. IP 68 19. I can even download additional camera modes and filter right from the camera app like rear camera selfie, dual camera and animated gif. 20. edge shortcut panels 21. better included headphones, headphone jack Also I have the most software features of any phone by far.. let me give you an example..... Lets take the gallery app for ex, I can pinch to change the grid, I can edit pics base off the type like I can make a person taller, change skin tone, make eyes bigger, face slimmer, I can crop, smooth skin, rotate and stretch and image even tilt it, apply filters, add stickers and other images to a pic, add diffent type of censor filter to for privacy, add text and style the text, draw on it change the pen, change the color etc. I can edit geo information, It automatically creates stories, I can share albums and pics and stories to other Samsung phones via the gallery app. I can bluetooth pics to PC or any other phone except a iPhone. I can NFC share and pair. Can turn a video into a gif and edit the gif. I can search with AI show pictures of cars, People, mom, etc. I can use bixby to look for a pic online or an item on Amazon in my gallery, I can run my finger over multiple pics faster and select them without tapping each one. those are just some from the gallery app

59. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

OMG, LMAO!!! Edge panel shortcuts? bixby vision? camera modes? headphones? heartrate monitor? launchers? bixby beta? always-on display? fast wireless charging? Software based facial recognition? 64gig memory? Btw, Samsung has AR? LMAOOOOO!!!! Do you even know the meaning of hardware or at the very least modern hardware? Listen dude, apple could push out 95% of those features through a software update if they wanted. *FACEPALM*

51. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

GS8+ already has a 6GB version. Therefore, note 8 will get some 6GB variant after its release. Secondly, i did not say that apple, samsung, lg should include all the features that are rumored to be available. But when it comes to implementation /rumour ratio android OEM do better than apple. Maybe apple will change that in 2018/2019. Wait and watch.

24. AxelFoley unregistered

I'm still waiting for Apple worshippers who now claim wireless charging is a hardware feature to boast about to admit they are hypocrites who will praise anything Apple does, even if they previously said wireless charging was a gimmick. "1. Bankz (Posts: 1630; Member since: 08 Apr 2016) No, because it has practically no advantages, slow, still uses cords and can't be used when placed."

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Well done in your last paragraph, @AxelFoley... you just outed Bankz on his double standards.

34. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

God knows i could careless about inductive charging and go with a metal back phone tbh. It practically is a useless as a standalone feature to me but its still what u android army likes to brag about. So, apple have thrown one in for good measure. Its called the trolls edition. Btw, me seeing no use for it doesnt stop the iphone 8 from having it (for those that want it) which is the point in my original post.

40. AxelFoley unregistered

So, you're saying Apple throws in useless gimmicks. Ok.

43. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

That feature has practically no uses or advantages TO ME but Wether someone else see's importance in it is left for them. Infact, i'd rather they drop the feature and go with a metal backing imo. Glass backs are horrible for an every day mobile device (even though beautiful). I just wish apple goes jet black (best of both worlds) and forgoes inductive charging imo.

61. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's true of every feature, therefore there are no gimmicks.

32. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

u speak like u already have the said device in Hand, wishes doesnt always come true

73. M.O.A.B

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

just dont raise the hype too much apple kid, because at the end all what you've stated are based on rumors, you have been repeating the same s*ht over and over in every samsung and apple article as if you are 100% sure that this is the deal ! i just want to see your face when half of what you mentioned doesn't see the light .. or even worse if the note 8 had them and the iphone 8 didn't,, just waiting for that moment to be true

75. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1549; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I'm still waiting for Apple to have all the features and hardware of a single flagship Android device....well not really, because I'm smart enough to know different flagships have different features. iPhone is missing basic things like a headphone jack and a universal charging port. After years it will finally have wireless charging, but still no word of a quick charge solution. It may have more base storage, but you spend more to get it when expandable storage will give you more storage at a much cheaper price. iPhone won't have an active digitizer for stylus input, highly doubt it'll have a QHD screen. We already know it will have less RAM, and fewer multitasking capabilities. The software will still be locked down, and limited compared to even stock Android, much less the extra features Samsung and others include. Both Samsung AND Apple are struggling with the finger print scanner under the screen, I'll be surprised if either phone has it this year. My point is the new iPhone doesn't have EVERYTHING, no phone does.

17. Nopers unregistered

So what if Android phones have had these features for years? Apple are just giving iOS users fewer reasons to switch, do you see what flagship phones are out this year and then only buy a phone from 4 years ago? NOPE. The L shaped battery is a big thing because It will allow Apple to use lots of the internal space for battery, they could probably fit 3500mAH in that size of a phone but it will probably be closer to 3000.

25. AxelFoley unregistered

....says "who cares about Android having things first". .....Then, applauds Apple because the "could probably" have an L-shaped battery first. Apple worshippers can't go 2 sentences without contradicting themselves.

33. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Haha! "L-shaped battery". "This updates going to be huge". You should change your name to BradyTrump

77. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Hahahahah L shaped battery?? rofl

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

So, the S8 is completely redesigned right?

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