Video: hands-on with alleged iPhone 8 dummy makes us crave the real thing

Video: hands-on with alleged iPhone 8 dummy makes us crave the real thing
The iPhone 8 is getting leaked a lot recently and rightly so — it's shaping up to be the hottest phone to be announced in the second half of this year. Well, we could say the same about the Galaxy Note 8, but we'd have to avoid that exact adjective. 

Enough going on tangents. We can't expect all of the rumors about the next Apple flagship to be true, but there are a lot of sources reaffirming each other's leaks. Everyone agrees that the “premium edition” iPhone that's going to be unveiled this September will have super-thin bezels, a very compact body for its 5.15-inch display, and a dual camera module in a vertical setup.

Now, we've seen renders, cases, and some crude dummy units leak in pictures below. But tech journalist Shai Mizrachi has actually recorded a video with a pretty nice dummy unit, which is allegedly modelled after the real thing (meaning – the iPhone 8, as it's going to appear when launched).

Mr. Mizrachi has leaked some information about the iPhone 7, LG G6, LG G5 in the past and his sources have been more or less on point. So, we would say that there's a huge chance this dummy is legitimate.

The phone looks really, really sleek with the rumored glass sandwich design reaffirmed. It is said that Apple is finally adopting wireless charging, which is why the iPhone 8 will need a glass panel on its back — the feature can't work with bare aluminum. There is no fingerprint scanner on the back — thankfully — refuting earlier rumors that there might be one just below the Apple logo. The dual camera module is wider, but protrudes less than the one on the iPhone 7 Plus. We'll see if that's how it turns out on the actual iPhone 8.

via: 9to5Mac

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1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

9.9 for sure from iphonearena!!!

3. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Interesting that you mention that... The only phone that's ever got 9.9 in our reviews is the unlikely Palm Pre that only few remember

16. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Good one to troll the trolls back

57. AxelFoley unregistered

Have you "craved" any other phones?

69. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I wish there was a standard in which you guys score. It's mainly subjective. Saying a phones feels 'big' in hand shouldn't be counted against the phone. Maybe for your hands, but not for others. Phone's should be scored on a defined point system. Not based on who ever is reviewing the phone. One gripe is the amount of time it takes an Iphone to charge is absurdly long compared to every other flagship, but this doesn't end up as a con for any Iphone. Why? Iphone7 takes 141 minutes to fully charge a 1960MaH battery. That's 13.9 Mah per minute average. S8 takes 100 minutes to charge a 3000Mah battery. That's 30 Mah per minute average. (I understand QuickCharge variances at certain battery percentage levels) But how is this not even talked about?

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

It deserves at least a 10 this fantastic design....with iOS 11, bye bye Android phones.

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

iOS 11 will be just like iOS 10 and iOS 9. You're still going to only be allowed to do what Apple wants you to do. There is nothing to make your phone personal. Living inside a prison may be ok for some.....

17. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

most users dont have time to sit and change launchers and system fonts...others do. Theres 2 sides...

70. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You say that now. Won't the new iOS allow to change your 'widgets' in the drawer that pulls up from the bottom? So when Apple will let you change it, then you will be on all on board to 'change' things.

22. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

As if we all have the time to change widgets and launchers. The iphone UX is still the most beautiful in the world. Now all of android wants to immitate it by making their icons uniform, with whites all around the UX. Something the iphone already did 10 years ago.

26. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

This is the major problem with iPhone. Majority of things they did, they did 10 years ago.

64. yyzamin

Posts: 380; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It's funny how 10 years Android is adopting a 10 year old system wide color.

34. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol that's not a fantastic design.

56. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It doesn't deserve a 10 with that horrible gap in the screen where the camera and sensors will be.

62. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Fantastic design hmm..... Are you talking about Galaxy S8?

66. LiveFaith

Posts: 389; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Well, at least your admitting the current substandard nature of iOS and the iPhones as compared to Android.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

My oh my. September can't come soon enough. 3 of the worlds biggest and most influential tech companies are going head to head against each other with their monsters in a long while. Apple are releasing the redesigned iphone 8, Google are releasing the redesigned pixel 2, Microsoft are releasing the potentially "Game changing" Surface mobile ffs. Honestly, this is going to be the biggest end of year back drop of all time for smartphones. My body is ready *mxy style*.

27. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Uep...and EVERYTHING that was a negative about Samsung, wipp be positve foe Apple. They wont talk about hating dual glass design, or how such is a fingerprint magnet, or how wirwlwss charhing is a gimmick, or how LED displays have burnin issues.... All that will go out thw To me its just an iOhone 7 with no button and a rotated canera, because that is the best they could do.

33. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Are you too young to realize that the iPhone 4 from 2010 had a glass sandwich design? That's where Samsung, Sony and LG got its idea from.

39. whatev

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Omg, this guy is like this other well known guy that writes long essays and make so many misspellings that it's required a translator to understand what his trying to say, is this him?

58. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Yes it is Techie. His other account must have got banned. Sadly we didn't get rid of the troll.

42. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"They won't talk about hating dual glass design, or how such is a fingerprint magnet, or how wireless charhing is a gimmick, or how LED displays have burnin issues" All this is so true. Bankz being one of the biggest ones that said how stupid all that is when Samsung did it.

28. Diego!

Posts: 863; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

9.98 cons: no 3.5mm jack

36. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Shut up Troll

40. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Pot calling the kettle black

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1346; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

can't lie looks great. But the catch is to see it functioning and that wont happen till the release date.

23. peace247 unregistered

Am i the only one who thinks this looks ugly as fak?

24. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

No you're not the only one

29. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

No. I am sure otywr do too. I dont think it looks terrible. It just looks boring. A boring design for a boring OS. Perfect together. Rven though i loved the S6 edge design, i felt the S7 edge was boring. The S8 brought new life. Thw downsides of using the same design iver and over is it gets boring. The Note had a new deaign every year...AWESOME. The iPhone using the same design 4 years in a row is lame and sad. Apple money, nothing to look forward too. After the Note 8, i will be moving to gwt a new phone on a 2 year rotation vs buyingnew each year. Its just not worth it and phones dont change enough per year to justify th3 expense any longer

32. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

You are tech savvy so you may consider ios and iphone to be boring. But many non- tech guys will prefer the simplicity of iphone. It is purely subjective thing. But i think this simplicity of iphone which is its biggest selling point, is being challenged by the rise of tech savvy class in contemporary time and will continue to be challenged in future. This is done at a much faster rate than what apple imagined. Apple should have realized it around 2 years back. It will be interesting to see how apple adapt to changing times.

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