Insiders Leak iPhone 8's Design: Apple's Upcoming Smartphone Will Have A Slightly Curved Screen

17 March 2017, 10:11 am EDT By Caezar Sotto Mobile & Apps

A recent design leak has confirmed rumors about the iPhone 8's curved screen. The upcoming iPhone will add a slight curve to its display, but it will not be the same as Samsung's edge screen.

According to Nikkei, Apple is not planning to add a full curved display for the iPhone 8. The publication also added that while the phone will have a slight curve, it will serve no function. Sources close to Cupertino-based company added that "the curves will be gentler than the S7 Edge."

Nikkei staff writer Debby Wu said that insiders told her that the new screen will expand the display to 5.2 inches. It will also make the upcoming phone sleeker than the previous iPhones thanks to the slight curve.

The 5.8 OLED panel with the 5.2-inch usable screen will be flat across the front of the phone. Insiders told her that the left and right edges will curve to conform with the 2.5D glass that covers the display.

MacRumors writer Joe Rossignol agrees with the news. He said that the initial confusion about the iPhone 8's screen came from early screen tests. He added that Apple had hopes of a curved screen earlier in the design process. There were multiple tests performed on flexible substrates which started the rumors.

The fanfare surrounding an iPhone with a curved display hit the web earlier this year. Finally, the recent leak puts an end to the rumor. Apple has not released an official statement on the matter.

2017 will be a big year for smartphones, several tech giants are gearing up to take new trends. Samsung has already unveiled their plans of releasing the world's first foldable phone. Apple, on the other hand, is ready to show off their 10th anniversary iPhone, while Huawei and LG are not far behind.

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