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Three iPhone 8 models rumored, one with 5.8-inch Samsung display

by Todd Haselton | December 29, 2016December 29, 2016 7:30 am PDT

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A new report suggests Apple is planning to launch three different versions of the iPhone 8 next year, including one with displays provided exclusively by Samsung.

DigiTimes said Thursday that Apple will release 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch models of the iPhone 8. Currently, Apple sells an iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display and an iPhone 7 Plus with a 5.5-inch display. That suggests there will be an iPhone 8, an iPhone 8 Plus and another model, perhaps an iPhone 8 Pro, with all of the trimmings.

Samsung reportedly has an exclusive on the AMOLED panels that will be used solely on the largest 5.8-inch iPhone 8. These are the sorts of screens Samsung has been using in its phones for a while now. The screens have earned universal praise from reviewers for their color reproduction, sharpness and clarity. This may be the model of the iPhone that has been rumored to sport a curved display; after all, Samsung uses curved AMOLED screens in the Galaxy S7 Edge and, before it was killed, used the screens in the Galaxy Note 7, too.

Quad HD iPhone and VR?

Does this mean Apple is ready to add Quad HD to the iPhone? It certainly seems that way. AMOLED has been the preferred type of display for VR, too. Daydream and Gear VR both work with screens equipped with AMOLED screens, for example, while LCD seems to have been left out of the support pile for the Daydream. Maybe that’s thinking too far ahead, but we can dream, right?

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...