Apple’s iPhone 8 Foregoes Home Button For Function Area

Apple is leading above all other smartphone manufacturers in nearing the no-home-button device. Recent reports reveal that there may be three Apple devices in 2017, including an iPhone 8 with OLED screen and no physical home button.

This device will be featuring a 5.8-inch OLED with 5.15-inch covering the display area while the remaining area is for a “function area,” according to MacRumors.

KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, stated that the upcoming iPhone “will come with other biometric technologies that replace the current fingerprint recognition technology.” There is still no news on what other tech would be employed by the Cupertino company.

Source: KGI Research

Apple recently signed a contract with Samsung Display for 60 million OLED displays and sure seems like this device will be the bearer of these panels. KGI Research also says that the device will be sporting similar dimensions to the 4.7-inch LCD iPhone 7 but the entire front will consist of a 5.8-inch OLED display while the display area measures at 5.15-inches with 2436 x 1125 px resolution.

Considering this source’s credibility, it looks like we’ll be seeing a whole new generation of iPhones.