iPhone 8 Features: Apple’s iPhone line-up has always sported the best specifications in the smartphone market and with 2016 seeing the iPhone 7 rolled out, there has been a considerable amount of talks regarding what the next iPhone 8 may turn out to be like. The Cupertino-based firm whose first iPhone back in 2007 has come a long way with the flagship and with every new iteration, the devices seem to be getting bigger and better in terms of both visual appeal and killer specifications.
Apple’s 2016 September event saw the tech company roll out the iPhone 7 and its bigger variant the iPhone 7 Plus which redefined many aspects of smartphone design with its high-end specification repertoire. And expectations from the Apple iPhone 8 are super high considering the fact that the new device will be rolled out two years after its predecessor.
Technology has come a really long way for us but it has gone further for Apple as the US tech Giants have been on the course of developing new advancement in technology every passing day. The iPhone 8, which is expected to be rolled out 11 years after the first iPhone, in 2018 has already been pegged to become the most powerful smartphone in the world by a substantial number of people and specification wise, there is no doubt that Apple would not hold back.
The design of the Apple iPhone 8 has already been pegged to be radicalistic when it comes to the smartphones of today. The iPhone 8 will have a glass back, giving up on the aluminum rear from the previous iterations resuming the manufacturing technology Apple used in the iPhone 4 construction. The backs will apparently be supplied by China’s Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology. Holding together the glass back and front will be a metal frame which is slated to add quite the touch to this upcoming premium device. The iPhone 8 is also set to be the slimmest smartphone from the company and considering the fact that the iPhone 7 is just 7.33mm thick, that is saying something. The device is also slated to sport two separate finger print scanners. One will be on the back panel of the camera while the other will be on the touch screen of the device.
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often accurately predicts Apple's plans, the iPhone 8 could include more advanced biometric features such as facial recognition or iris scanning although no further reports or advancements in this particular field has been reported as of yet.
All the latest smartphones are working on completely removing bezels on the front panel of their device but few know that the concept was first introduced by Apple itself specifically for the iPhone 8. The upcoming 8th generation iPhone is slated to feature a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 4K resolution and wide gamut display. The device’s screen is slated to be protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5. OLED displays also offer better contrast ratio, truer colours, improved viewing angles, better power efficiency to maximize battery life and it has already been put to use in the latest Smart Watch Series 2 by Apple and now, the tech firm is looking incorporate the same in their flagship smartphone line-up.
Apple has a cyclical pattern for their smartphone softwares and we are quite confident that the Apple iPhone 8 will run on Apple’s latest iOS 11. The new device OS from Apple bears significant improvement from the iOS 10 incorporating the latest technical advancements like VR Support, improved Map applications, the Power-saving doze mode as well as a smarter SIri, the AI personal assistant in the iPhone line-up.
The iPhone 7 Plus featured Apple’s latest A10 Fusion Processor is a 64-bit, four-core processor with over 3.3 million transistors which has been confirmed to be over 120 percent faster and more efficient than the first Apple iPhone. Now, for the iPhone 8, there is no doubt regarding the fact that Apple will surely include the A11 Fusion chipset in the upcoming device. The A11 chipset, which is supposed to be an Eight-core processor will reportedly be 40 percent more efficient than the current A10. TSMC has begun to tape out the design for the A11 chip built on a 10-nanometer process, which will be both faster and more energy efficient than the A10 Fusion.
In terms of internal memory of the iPhone 8, there is no doubt that Apple would introduce different storage sized variants of their flagship. The iPhone 8 is expected to be rolled out in 128GB and 256 GB variants both sporting a RAM specification of 8GB.
The iPhone 7 Plus’s dual-lens camera setup has become a standard for smartphone cameras with more and more upcoming devices striving to feature the dual-camera specification in order to provide a better optics performance. Apple’s iPhone line-up is widely hailed as the smartphone with the best camera specifications in the market and there is no way in which the iPhone 8 will fail to live up to the expectations.
The iPhone 8 is slated to include yet another Sony-manufactured dual-lens set up comprising of a 16MP wide-angle lens and 16MP telephoto lens with the f/2.8 aperture to bring over optical zoom with phase detection autofocus, OIS and quad-LED (dual tone) flash. The camera features would most probably include geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection and HDR (photo/panorama) among others. The secondary camera is slated to be a 12MP shooter with a focal length of f/1.8 and front flash for video calling and selfie taking purposes. Following the iPhone 7’s pattern, RAW photography will remain an option with the iPhone 8 making it quite a suitable and handy replacement for a mid-range DSLR camera.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have already made a name for itself as the iPhones with longest battery life till date and that is just going to get better with the iPhone 8. The last iteration which was rolled out by Apple in September 2016 featured a Non-removable 7.45 Wh Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery which the company touted would last for a minimum of 12 hours of talk time. The iPhone 8 is rumoured to house a slightly more powerful 2450 mAh battery which will see the total talk time period vamp up to 18 hours. Also, there have been a number of sources suggesting that Apple may introduce the concept of Solar Charging with the new iPhone 8 in 2017 with their first-in-class solar charging plate integrated with the device.
Water resistivity has become an important requisite for devices today for the on-the-go smartphone user. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first smartphones where Apple has advertised a Water Resistant Property and this has actually contributed to be another one of the Striking features of the device. The iPhone 8 will surely improve on the iPhone 7 in terms of sturdiness and hold the IPX7 water-resistant feature which will make the device waterproof to a depth of 1m up to a time of 30 minutes, similar to the Apple Watch.