Apple iPhone 8 is expected to launch in September of 2017 to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Substantial leaks have led people to believe that the device, will feature a front facing touch ID beneath the display and a bezel size of only 4mm. This bezel will be uniform throughout the device which. Below, are the expected features of Apple iPhone 8. (rumors)
Apple iPhone 8 Display (Expected)
Apple have adopted a radical display redesign in the iPhone 8. So, you should expect a huge difference when it comes to the size and shape. We are going to get a larger and stylish screen when compared to other smartphones in the market.
When it comes to the type of the display, rumors are clearly pointing to a curved AMOLED. This will be a break away from the usual LCD panel, which is flat.
Now, there are huge advantages to having an AMOLED display. Chief among them is improved blacks and whites(contrast). Also you get a more vibrant color reproduction with improved battery performance.
For your info, the curvature of the iPhone 8 won’t be as much as that of Samsung. In fact, the display itself won’t have a large physical curvature. Instead the edges of the display panel won’t be flat, it will have rounded edges.
You might get more options when it comes to the Apple iPhone 8 screen sizes. There are 3 options here; 4.7, 5.5 and 5.8 inches. What this means for you is that you get a variety of choices when it you want to purchase it.
An all screen display has many advantages. Not only do you get more screen real estate, but also the physical size of the phone is not increased.
Apple iPhone 8 Design
Substantial leaks have led people to believe that the device will feature a front facing touch ID beneath the display and a bezel size of only 4mm. Samsung were also reportedly looking at integrating the fingerprint scanner beneath the screen, but ran into substantial difficulties in the technical bits.
Initially, there were rumors that the touch Id would be moved to the back of the device. These have already been debunked because Apple have repeatedly said they will not sacrifice usability of their devices. Also, the supposed position of the fingerprint scanner is just not “Apple”.
The aluminum bezel will be uniform throughout the device which will enable the iPhone 8 to achieve an edge to edge effect. People have seen this as a response to Samsung releasing their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with the infinity display.
The composure of the body is mainly glass with aluminum chassis. You should expect the same size of the phone as that of the iPhone 7. However, when it comes to the color option, there is proof that Apple iPhone 8 will come with a “Blue” color. The other colors, such as rose gold and white, will be retained.
Apple iPhone 8 Battery
The iPhone 8 in Kenya is expected to have a battery capacity of around 3000mAh. The larger version of the device, is rumored to have two batteries for extended use.
Apple, have repeatedly ignored fans when it comes to the introduction of fast charging. However, the 10th anniversary device is expected to have the feature. Not only that, but it will also have wireless charging capability.
With the iPhone 8, expect true wireless charging. Current phones require physical contact between the smartphone and the charging pad. With the 10th anniversary iPhone, you will get “true wireless charging”. What this means is that no physical contact is required. It is expected to have 3 meters range.
iPhone 8 released date
You’ve probably guess this one right. Apple, is expected to maintain their normal release schedules. With the iPhone 7 Plus launched on 7th September of last year (2016) and iPhone 6 on the 9th of September 2016, You should expect the smartphone to be unveiled in early September 2017. Subsequently, the iPhone 8 will be on sale in mid-September 2017.
However, there are rumors of delays. This is fueled by the fact that Apple might be experiencing technical problems when it comes to putting the fingerprint sensor “behind” integrated into the screen.
iPhone 8 other Specs (important)
- Iris scanning technology
- iOS 11
- Apple A11 processor
- 2/3GB RAM
Apple iPhone 8 Price in Kenya
The iPhone 8 price in Kenya will start from Kshs 80,000. With the information that we currently have, there will be three iPhone options.
Now the 4.7 inch iPhone 8 price is expected to start from Kshs 80,000. The 5.5 inch one will definitely range around Kshs 90,000 mark.
Then the 5.8 inch will most definitely be above Kshs 100,000. However, all these prices will depend on the storage capacity of the device. Higher storage capacity one will be priced higher than those with lower storage.
Apple iPhone 8 Specs & Features
The following are the phone’s expected specifications.
- Launch Date: September, 2017 (Unofficial)
- Brand: Apple
- Model: iPhone 8
- Operating System: iOS v11
- SIM Slot(s): Single SIM, GSM
- SIM Size: SIM1: Nano
- Network: 4G: Available (supports Kenyan/Safaricom bands)
- 3G: Available
- 2G: Available
- Fingerprint Sensor: yes
- Quick Charging: yes
Design & Materials
- Build Material: Aluminum and Glass
- Waterproof: yes
- Water resistant: Yes
Display Quality & Resolution
- Screen Size: 4.7/ 5.5/ 5.8 inches
- Screen Resolution: Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
- Pixel Density: 441 ppi
- Display Type: AMOLED
- Touch Screen: yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Performance & RAM
- Chipset : Apple A11
- Processor: Quad core, 2.5 GHz
- Architecture: 4 bit
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal Memory: 32/64/128/256 GB
- Expandable Memory: No
MAIN/ REAR CAMERA DETAILS
- Resolution: 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras
- Sensor: Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
- Autofocus: yes
- Aperture: 1.8 F
- Optical Image Stabilization: yes
- Flash: yes, Quad-color LED Flash
- Camera Features: 10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus
- Video Recording: 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 120 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps
FRONT CAMERA/SELFIE DETAILS
- Resolution: 7 MP Front Camera
- Aperture: 2.2 F
- Flash: yes, Retina Flash
- Video Recording:1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Battery Capacity and Features
- Capacity: 2350 mAh
- Type: Li-ion
- Wireless Charging: yes
- Quick Charging yes
Network Connectivity & Ports
- Network Support: 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
- FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
- Wi-Fi: yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
- Bluetooth: yes, v5.2
- GPS: yes, with A-GPS, Glonass
- NFC: yes, Apple Pay
- USB Connectivity: lightning port
- FM Radio: No
- Audio Jack: No
- Fingerprint Sensor/Scanner: yes, front mounted
- Light sensor
- Proximity sensor