Apple iPhone 8 Might Come With Sam­sung Galaxy S8-like Face Recog­ni­tion, Edge-to-Edge Display

Anirban Ghoshal

Apple’s 10th-anniversary edition iPhone 8 or sometimes referred to as iPhone X may come with Samsung Galaxy S8-like facial recognition technology and an edge-to-edge display.

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According to a StreetInsider report quoting KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is known to be one of the best Apple analysts in the world, the new iPhones, to be released sometime in September at Apple’s annual event, will come with a new 3D-sensing facial recognition technology.

New 3D-Sensing Facial Tech and Edge-to-Edge Display

The new prediction from Kuo is a part of a 10-point list that foretells about Apple’s plans for the phones in terms of specifications and expected sales.

While some of the predictions have been doing the rounds for sometime now, some of them indicate that Apple may be forced to follow Samsung Galaxy S8 for a few features such as a “under the screen home button” (which means that the TouchID has to go), an edge-to-edge display and a facial recognition phone unlock feature.

Here’s what he had to say:

We predict the OLED model won’t support fingerprint recognition, reasons being: (1) the full-screen design doesn’t work with existing capacitive fingerprint recognition, and (2) the scan-through ability of the under-display fingerprint solution still has technical challenges

Read more details in his memo.

Other Leaks and Forecasts

Other predictions from Kuo indicate that Apple may roll out three phones — the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus with new designs, OLED display and three screen sizes.

Another new prediction includes Kuo’s belief that the iPhone 8 will come in fewer color options than the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus as Apple may want to maintain the OLED iPhone’s “boutique image.”

Other forecasts fall in line with previous reports we’ve seen on the 2017 iPhones, including 64GB and 256GB storage capacities, 3GB of RAM for iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus and 2GB of RAM for iPhone 7s, and a Lightning port with the addition of USB-C Power Delivery for faster charging.

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