KGI: iPhone 8 will get a 3D Touch new generation to work with a flexible OLED-display
21.01.2017 0 Comments
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI, who believes that demand for the iPhone 7 has peaked, told about the features of the next generation of Apple’s smartphone. According to him, in 2017, the year the “fruit” giant will release three new iPhone models, one of which will be equipped with OLED display. This model will get a new 3D Touch system with high sensitivity.
As you know, among the features of the flagship 2015 iPhone 6s was the display sensitive to touch. Apple called the 3D Touch technology, announcing a whole new dimension to the handling device. For the first time in its history, the iPhone learned to distinguish between the force pressing on the display by opening new opportunities to work with electronics. The flagship of the 2016 iPhone 7 has inherited this ability from its predecessor.
As reports from KGI, the next generation iPhone will be implemented as a flexible OLED display panel, which will bend the side of the smartphone. But this makes the FBCB pressure sensors used in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, not compatible with this technology.
Specifically for the iPhone 8 Apple has developed a new film for replacement touch FBCB. Not only will it allow to implement a 3D Touch on a curved display of the new smartphone, but will increase the sensitivity of the screen and provide a readout of pressure levels over a wider range. It is noted that this technology more precisely measures the pressing force on the screen that will allow you to add in apps for iOS new features, such as changing the playback speed at different pressure.
As already mentioned, in 2017 Apple will release three new iPhone models. One will be equipped with 4.7-inch TFT-LCD display, the other 5.5-inch TFT-LCD screen, and the third will get OLED-display, which is expected to be 5.8 inch.
The fact that only one model of the iPhone 8 will feature a curved OLED display, previously confirmed to Bloomberg. This is due to the fact that Samsung, which will be the exclusive producer will not be able to supply the required three iPhone models the number of curved OLED panels. Fearing serious deficiency, Apple decided to install an OLED only in one model of the next iPhone.