iPhone 8 New Specs and Features
iPhone 8 New Specs – The iPhone 8 could possibly bring big updates as it will be the 10th anniversary iPhone. Rumors suggest some new and upgraded specs and features of the handset from the updates to 3D Touch, facial recognition, wireless charging, improved waterproofing, and more. Here’s some predictions, reports and rumors about iPhone 8 specs and features.
3D Face Scanning to unlock your iPhone, authenticate payments and launch apps
Recent rumors suggest that iPhone 8 will replace Touch ID with 3D facial detection. According to Bloomberg, Apple is currently testing using 3D facial detection as a replacement for Touch ID fingerprint authentication.
Bloomberg states “For its redesigned iPhone, set to go on sale later this year, Apple is testing an improved security system that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their face, according to people familiar with the product. This is powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be identified discussing technology that’s still in development. The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of the people said.”
Apple is expecting the 3D Face Scanning will be able to unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds. The sensor itself is designed to work in any angle even if the device is laying flat on a table. However, this great feature is still on development and may not arrive with the upcoming iPhone 8.
The report also suggests that the upcoming iPhone will include faster screens like the ProMotion displays in the new iPad Pro.
A new report suggests that Apple is also testing eye scanning to augment the system. This feature is still in development but the upcoming iPhone will surely be great with this eye scanning. We can see such a biometric authentication on Samsung Galaxy S8 which uses iris scanners that allows users to unlock their device and make payments by scanning their eyes.
Apple is also reported to test AI chip on the upcoming iPhone. This chip is internally called the Apple Neural Engine. The AI chip is expected to improve iPhone 8’s battery life.
New design with glass casing, steel edges, and a larger display
The iPhone 8 is rumored to arrive with new design, larger display, glass casing on front and at the back. A report suggests that Apple is working on a phone with stainless steel edges with power and volume controls on it.
The iPhone 8 is said to have an OLED screen. Apple’s current flagship phones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are also said to get updates on the screen from LCD to OLED screen.
New augmented reality capabilities
Will the new 3D sensor support Augmented Reality features? Apple’s public AR is currently working on ARKit, allowing developers to make AR apps for iPhones so it is highly possible that the upcoming iPhone 8 will have augmented reality feature.
More updates and details on iPhone 8 new specs and Features will be updated soon.