Apple’s tenth-anniversary smartphone is still months away from its official unveiling, but that hasn’t stopped rumours from flooding on the Internet. The latest leak report comes from iDrop News, which suggest that the new iPhone will be bigger than its predecessor.
The report citing “factory workers with intimate knowledge”, said the upcoming flagship will measure 143.59×70.94×7.57mm compared to the iPhone 7 which has a 138.3×67.1×7.1 mm dimension. The dimensions indicate that the new Apple device will be thicker than the current flagship model.
iDrop News further shared a few renders in which the said iPhone 8 is seen placed in between Samsung’s new flagship smartphones- Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. As per these dimensions, the iPhone 8 will likely have a ‘smaller footprint’ compared to the Galaxy S8.
Moreover, the report has also posted an image of the device to demonstrate the size in comparison to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The image reveals the iPhone 8 featuring a larger display despite being smaller in size than the iPhone 7 Plus because of its bezel-less design.
Previous rumours have suggested that Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone will come with an edge-to-edge display, TouchID fingerprint sensor will be embedded in the display. The new device is said to ditch the ‘traditional’ home button. The phone is also expected to sport glass frame, A11 processor, 5.8-inch OLED display and support wireless charging. The iPhone 8 is tipped to feature a vertical dual camera setup with LED flash placed in between the two camera sensors. The phone is also expected to come with augmented reality features and 3D imaging support.
While dimensions of the iPhone 8 have been discussed, these are still rumours which should be taken with a pinch of salt as the Cupertino tech giant is better known for making last minute changes on its devices.