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iPhone 8 Latest News: OLED Variant's Major Feature Hints At A Later Release

Mar 09, 2017 05:31 AM EST

Cupertino-based tech firm giant Apple Inc is clearly on all fours again this year as the company is planning to release not only one but three major iterative updates to it iconic iPhone line-up. One of its forthcoming smartphones, however, may be released a little later than the other two. But as it looks, iPhone 8 may truly be worth the wait.

A report from iGeneration has shared that STMicroelectronics has been tapped to be making sensors for the front 3D camera system of iPhone 8. The said major feature will make its debut on iPhone 8's OLED variant. In addition, the 3D camera should be able to detect depths of objects that are projected in front of the device. As such, this feature may play a major role in the device's speculated facial recognition developments.

The report has also indicated what the CEO of STMicroelectronics shared in terms of his firm's commitment to providing such feature to iPhone 8. Despite not naming Apple or iPhone 8 categorically, the CEO has shared and expected "a contract recently taken [will lead to] substantial revenues expected in the second half of 2017."

Meanwhile, the same publication's report has suggested beefing up the production of the 3D sensor for iPhone 8's camera system may take time. This entails that the supplier may not be ready to ship the technology for a September release, as it was heavily speculated recently for the release of iPhone 8. Also, this rumor was corroborated by Macotakara, projecting that the more premium variant of the upcoming model will be launched a little later than the two other devices that are dubbed at the moment as "iPhone 7S".

iPhone 8's more premium variant is tipped to come with 5.8-inch OLED display, a larger battery, 3D camera, a wireless charging functionality and a bezel-less front. The rumored OLED iPhone 8 is also speculated to come with a hefty price of more than $1000, as per Macworld.

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