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Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 Pro Unnamed Flagship: Reported Specs And Features

By Cameron , Dec 19, 2016 04:37 PM EST
A man taking a photo using the iPhone 7. (Photo : Apple/YouTube)

According to reports, Apple will be releasing 3 models to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The iPhone models that will be released are iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and an unnamed iPhone which is said to be the flagship. Though Apple has yet to name the unknown iPhone, fans and critics are already naming it as "iPhone 8 Pro." Here are the alleged specs and features of the 2017 iPhone models:

Release Date

Everyone is expecting Apple to release the 2017 iPhone models around the same month the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were released which is in September. However, knowing that 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, fans and critics have speculated an interesting theory. The 2017 iPhone models could be released in the same month when the first iPhone was introduced by the late Steve Jobs which is around the month of June - that is if Apple will be feeling a little nostalgic.

Price

The popular belief is that Samsung Galaxy S8 will definitely be released earlier than the iPhone. With this being said, many are speculating the price of the 2017 iPhones from the Galaxy S8 which is expected to costs around $810. So if we base it from the Galaxy S8, the iPhone 8 will probably cost around $700-$800, the iPhone 8 Plus will be around $800-$900, and the iPhone 8 Pro will cost around $900-$1000.

Design

According to reports, all iPhone 8 models will have its home button redesigned. Meaning, the home button will be built right into the display screen, making it a software-based home button instead of a physical home button that we see in the previous iPhone model. It will also have a fingerprint reader

Reports also suggest that the iPhone 8 models will feature an all-glass design at both front and back of the phone and will feature aluminum frames for its edges. But for the iPhone 8 Pro, it is said that its edges will not feature aluminum frames, but instead, stainless steel frames just like what we see on Apple watches.

Display

The iPhone 8 will have an LCD display screen size of 4.7 inches with a screen display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The iPhone 8 Plus will also feature an LCD screen but will have a display screen size of 5.5 inches and a display screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. As for the iPhone 8 Pro, its display screen size is unknown but will feature an OLED display and have a display screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

Processor

The A10 Fusion chip is one of the best and fastest chips to date. It is expected that the upcoming iPhones will be featuring an A11 Fusion chip. Based on reports, the A11 Fusion chip will be 40 percent smaller, 30-40 percent better in performance and 40 percent less power consumption compared to its predecessor.

Camera

The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 Pro will feature the same dual-lens rear camera that is seen on the iPhone 7 Plus but will be an upgraded version. About what the upgraded will be, both lenses will feature an optical image stabilization. For the iPhone 8, there are no reports about what new camera specs will it have - yet.

Features

The iPhone 8 Pro is said to have a wireless charging feature. For the non-premium models, it is a 50-50 chance if they will get it. About the wireless charging feature, users will be able to charge their iPhone 8 at a distance of 5 meters from the charging pad or unit.

Another upcoming feature for the iPhone 8 models is the mixed reality feature. There is a headset dedicated for the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 called the Bridge headset. Though there has not yet been confirmation that the iPhone 8 models will be compatible with this device, there is a high chance that a headset created for iPhones will be compatible with upcoming iPhones in the future.

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