According to Japanese website Nikkei Asian Review, Apple’s 5.8-inch iPhone will indeed feature a curved OLED display however it will be much “gentler” compared to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge partly due to the challenges of making curved glass covers to match screens.
The report from Japan cites a source that said Apple “would not be using OLED optimally” if it choose to stick with a display like existing iPhone models however warned that the design has not been finalised and could still change over time.
Previously KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple’s next generation iPhone will feature a 5.8-inch display with 5.15 inches of usable screen space, adding that the remaining space will be reserved for virtual buttons, with todays report claiming that the curved screen will “allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches,” although it said it will not offer significant new functions.
The curve will be gentler than screens in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. This is partly due to the challenges of making curved glass covers to match screens, according to the source. – While the curved screen will allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches and make the iPhone even sleeker, it will not offer significant new functions, the person said.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 is building itself up to be one of the most anticipated iPhone releases of all time. The device is said to feature a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera. While the iPhone 8 will be the star of Apple’s 2017 iPhone line-up, the company is also said to be planning an iPhone 7s update which will upgrade the current flagship iPhone handsets Apple offer.