Apple’s iPhone 8 will have OLED screens supplied by Foxconn, according to rumours. The news is that Apple will be using OLED screens in their iPhone from 2017 onward. Although iPhone 7 is yet to release, people are already waiting for iPhone 8 which is rumoured to come with many changes and improvement. Apple has also acquired Sharp, which is known for making display panels.
iPhone 8 to Have Glass Back
Update: As per Gsmarena, the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 will feature a glass back and reportedly ditch its aluminium rear. According to the publication, the glass back will be supplied by Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology from China. Although other key iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, and its subsidiaries have been working to develop glass backs but it’s unlikely that they‘ll secure the order. The front and the back glass will be held together with a metal. As of now, we don’t know anything regarding the material but the publication claims that the material will likely be aluminium or stainless steel. The glass back will make wireless charging easier. Apart from this, there’s new rumour that suggests that iPhone 8 come in three sizes, 4.7″, 5.5″, and 5”.
iPhones use traditional LDC screens which are becoming outdated these days. The display panels work well, but the screen doesn’t facilitate viewing outdoor which requires users to tune up their brightness. It eats up battery faster. So OLED displays are preferred by many people just because they tend to be much brighter and sports vivid colour reproduction. The OLED screen is very power efficient too because only the non-black pixels tend to consume power.
Terry Gou, the Foxconn chairperson, has stated that they’ll ready to ship the OLED panels to their customer before 2018. Apple will be able to manufacture iPhone 8 and get the OLED screens installed.
Forbes report, the ‘dark mode’ theme will appear on iPhone 7 and is expected to appear in the iPhone 8 too. The dark mode theme is going to be even more popular with the latter because it’ll come with OLED screen. When the screen is black for the most part and will remain turned off, less power will be consumed. So iPhone 8 is going to be a huge power saver.
It’s worth mentioning here that a screen will consume the front of iPhone 7 for the most part. So that means the home button will have to say goodbye. There also a rumour that the upcoming iPhone will feature a fingerprint sensor embedded into the display that’ll allow faster authentication.
Since Apple will probably not release the iPhone 8 before 2018 so, it’ll be some tie before we get any news on OLED screen and weather Sharp and Foxconn are going to be suppliers for iPhone 8.