Currently the iPhone 7 Plus is the best phone you can get your hands on. Apple for the first time has introduced more RAM and dual camera as compared to the smaller version. Previously we saw that Apple always had identical feature sets. The differences between them were nominal. The underlying difference remained in the battery and screen size as well as optical image stabilization.
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However the iPhone 7 Plus is a huge device, actually too big for some people. But such a size is unavoidable given the current Apple design. The iPhone 8 series is to be released next year and the iPhone 8 Plus is anticipated to be a better version of it counterpart but that does not necessarily mean it will be as huge as the iPhone 7 Plus.
We all know that the front side of the iPhone has large spaces right at the top and at the bottom. This space is required to contain various components which include the front camera, speakers, the main home button and many other sensors. However, next year Apple has decided to place the Home button right under the iPhone 8’s display. In addition just like the iPhone 7 it will not have a headphone jack too.
These design changes will allow Apple to increase its screen size across the iPhone’s face. In simpler words Apple is trying to reduce the overall size of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus without compromising on the display. It might also be that Apple would reduce its top bezel of the handset by making use of an edge to edge display. Sharp’s R corner display is capable of being cut in to different shapes.
Now such an option will allow Apple to include edge to edge displays in its iPhone 8 models. Ironically, Sharp has manufactured such bezel –less displays before. It should be made a point that Sharp is not the only manufacturer working on such displays especially when it comes to the iPhone. In addition, there is also a rumor that Sharp is increasing its OLED display investments just to meet up with the demands for the iPhone 8 successor to be released in 2018.
In terms of specifications the corner R display measures about 5.2 inches and gives a full HD resolution. This IGZO LCD is not to be included in the iPhone 8 in the coming year as it is reported to feature a full OLED screen. Although he full screen solution will allow Apple to put the Home button below the display it is still uncertain where all the features such as front camera etc will placed.
Lastly the Sharp Connect R screen happens to be a prototype so we can’t expect it to be included in any commercial product for that matter whether its Android or iPhone.