From all reports of late, many people would know by now that the iPhone 8 is said to sport an OLED display on its release. Not only that, the display will be made of a flexible panel just like the Samsung Galaxy line. However, a new report seems to claim that the iPhone OLED displays will be even better than before.
According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 will feature an impressive pixel density for its OLED display. The said display, according to Kuo, will have a resolution of 2800×1242 pixels. With the screen size of 5.8 inches, this results to a pixel density of around 521 pixels per inch.
To put this into perspective, the current iPhone 7 has a pixel density of 325 ppi. Even when compared to the iPhone 7 Plus with its 401 ppi pixel density, the iPhone 8 is still the sure winner.
Although the iPhone 8 will have a 5.8-inch OLED panel, according to Kuo, the active display area is only 5.15 inches. With that in mind, it would seem that the actual pixel density is around 512 ppi. Even though it is a bit smaller than the full screen density, it is still massive compared to its predecessor.
Kuo also pointed out that Apple is moving to replace the home button altogether. Earlier this year, there were reports that the physical home button will be replaced by a virtual home button. However, Kuo seemed to contradict that by saying that instead of a virtual home button, Apple will implement a virtual function area.
The virtual function area is situated below the active screen and would measure approximately 1125×320 pixels. Unfortunately, apart from the approximate size, nothing much is known about the virtual function area.
On the face of it, it seems that Apple is trying to reimagine much of the design specs for the iPhone 8. The increased pixel density would mean that it will have quite a powerful CPU and GPU. This is to compensate for all the display processing needs. Furthermore, it may also increase the system RAM by a considerable amount. To support all the pixels that have been added to the display.
Then again, it is important to note that these are mere speculations done by people who have followed Apple diligently. However, one cannot discount that Kuo, along with other analysts, have been on the spot when it comes to their predictions. Nevertheless, consumers are encouraged to take these reports with a grain of salt. For more updates on the iPhone 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.