Apple iPhone 8 expected to integrate Wraparound OLED display and facial recognition, says Timothy Arcuri

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Apple iPhone 8 is expected to feature a Wraparound OLED display coupled with facial recognition. Based on the information gathered from supply chain sources, analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company has disclosed that the upcoming flagship will be equipped with key changes not found in the previous counterparts.

Arcuri predicts that the Cupertino-based giant will unveil three new models in 2017. He also reveals the launch of a new variant named iPhone X. The highlight of iPhone 8 will be the addition of a facial recognition feature placed below the display.

In his research note, Arcuri had stated that the iPhone 8 will be a feature-rich smartphone with a 5.8-inch wraparound OLED display. As per leaks, the phone will be launched on September 8, 2017. Moreover, the earpiece, FaceTime camera, and Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be integrated under the display.

According to rumors, Apple has entered into a partnership with Samsung for the supply of OLED display in bulk quantities. If you look at the previous reports, Apple will also launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants of iPhone 8 in addition to the new 5.8-inch model.

In his detailed report, Arcuri added that the iPhone 8 will provide support for wireless charging. Moreover, the handset will be equipped with a form of facial and gesture recognition embedded with a new laser sensor. The upcoming handset will also offer an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera.

If rumors are to be believed, you can expect the showcase of the new facial recognition feature in the iPhone 8 by Apple CEO Tim Cook during the launch event. Furthermore, the iPhone 8 will be equipped with an improved haptic feedback support, which will most likely enhance the 3D Touch functionality. You can also expect enhanced water-resistant features than the currently available iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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