Latest iPhone 8 Leak Alleges Display Won’t Be Edge-to-Edge

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iPhone 8 rumors have been circulating the web since before the iPhone 7 was even released, and the longer those rumors stick around, the more valid they seem to become. While we have to take those rumors with a grain of salt, it has been largely accepted that the iPhone 8 will feature a 5.8” edge-to-edge display. But unfortunately, a new sketch from a Foxconn employee with intimate knowledge of Apple’s manufacturing process seems to discredit those rumors.

Based on the sketch provided to iDrop News via Benjamin Geskin we can see that the iPhone 8 is expected to be 150mm tall and 73mm wide, encompassing a 65mm x 133mm display.

iPhone 8 Measurements

This information does echo previous rumors that all-but-confirm the iPhone 8’s display will measure a large 5.8-inches, however the sketch and its measurements seem to verify that the iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) will not feature an edge-to-edge display, but will instead retain side bezels matching the iPhone 7, with much smaller top and bottom bezels measuring only 8.5mm each.

If this information is correct, the iPhone 8’s display will still be impressive at an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, the same ratio found on Samsung’s Galaxy S8. Due to the fact that Samsung recently inked a deal with Apple to produce display units for the upcoming iPhone 8, and with DisplayMate’s recent findings stating the Galaxy S8’s display is the best that’s currently available, we can only hope the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8’s displays are one in the same.

Also expected for the iPhone 8 is iOS 11 with advanced Siri functionalitywireless charging, and Apple’s powerful A11 SoC. Apple’s next-generation iPhone will likely be ready for an official announcement and launch this fall.

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