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5.8-inch OLED variant of the iPhone 8 coming, report says

by Josh Levenson | March 6, 2017March 6, 2017 7:00 am PST

Apple may launch a variant of the iPhone 8 with a 5.8-inch OLED display, as well as two smaller, presumably more affordable LCD-toting devices, revealed Japanese business outlet Nikkei Asian Review on Sunday, backing up similar rumors.

It’s believed that the 5.8-inch model will sport an edge-to-edge display, though only 5.1-inches will be available for practical use as the rest of the space is rumored to be reserved for a Touch Bar-style function area, which will replace the traditional home button.

The two lower-end models, on the other hand, will reportedly pack 5.5- and 4.7-inch panels. However, it remains unclear whether they’ll also be graced with the new function area, or will feature the same taptic home key as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

As you’d expect, the larger OLED display will have an affect on the price of the next-generation iPhone, with a recent report hinting that it could retail for more than $1,000.

3D face recognition, too

It certainly seems like Apple has big plans for the iPhone 8 (after all, this year marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone). Aside from a fresh design, it’s also thought to have 3D face recognition technology on board and wireless charging capabilities.

Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...