Report: Apple to launch 5.5-inch iPhone 8 in LCD and OLED models, both with dual cameras

“The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 will continue to feature an LCD display and single camera”


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Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is a reliable source for Apple leaks, has stated in a note to investors that the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 will be launched in both OLED and LCD variants. Like this year’s iPhone 7 Plus (review), they will both feature a dual-camera setup. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 will come with only an LCD display option, and will retain a single camera. 
“We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem”
Kuo had said in an earlier report that the iPhone 8 would come in a 5.8-inch size with a curved OLED display and glass casing. A recent report by Barclays Research corroborated Kuo’s earlier claim, saying a 5.8-inch iPhone 8 with a curved, bezel-less display was in the works. Given that Kuo seems to have changed his earlier statement, it’s unclear at this point if we’ll be seeing a larger iPhone next year. However, there does seem to be a consensus on a premium model with an OLED display. 

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