iPhone 8 to feature not curved but flat display with 18:9 aspect ratio?

IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam shared information in an interview last week.

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Apple is widely rumoured to launch it’s next generation of iPhone (anticipated iPhone 8) in two different but bigger display sizes with all new design without home button, a new fingerprint scanner embedded inside the display, fast charging USB-PD with lighting port and much more.

Earlier there were rumours about the iPhone 8 screen to be curved like the Galaxy S7 edge, but now a report has emerged claiming that Apple is going for a flat screen and not curved. This piece of information comes from an interview of IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam by MacRumors. According to report, Apple has ditched plans of curved OLED display for the iPhone 8 and will now instead use a flat OLED display with similar 2.5D glass design.

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“We anticipate Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model, which is analogous to the current 2.5D glass design,” told IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam in an interview to MacRumors.

Previously, another analyst from same firm IHS had suggested iPhone 8 with a 5.8-inch curved display like the S7 edge.

This MacRumors report also notes furthermore speculations from analyst Wayne Lam, which is that Apple along with big iPhone 8 flat display may consider 18:9 aspect ratio, which he said to have referred while talking about LG G6’s 5.7-inch LCD display with a 2:1 aspect ratio.

“LG’s G6 is a study in creating large immersive screen designs that do not break the ergonomic requirements of the average human hand. By addressing dueling consumer demands for larger screens but yet more pocketable device, LG took on the challenge of re-imagining what a modern smartphone should look like and function ergonomically,” added Lam in interview.

While the continuous rumour mill will keep churning different details about much anticipated iPhone 8, there can’t be anything official about these leaks until Apple itself details it.