No Fingerprint Sensor on iPhone 8, highest screen-to-body ratio in a phone

As we all wait with bated breath for this year’s iPhone trio to make their appearance, rumors about those devices continue pouring in. And a new report from the usually reliable KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo brings even more such rumors to light although these are largely centered around the hotly anticipated tenth-anniversary special-edition iPhone.

iPhone 8 Dummy

iPhone 8 Dummy

According to the analyst, the iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, whatever it ends up being called), won’t feature the much hyped finger-print sensor beneath the screen. Earlier, there were reports that Apple might end up being the first company to incorporate a fingerprint sensor beneath the screen replacing the conventional dedicated sensor entirely but it seems like the Cupertino giant has been having trouble getting it to work. The report notes that troubles are largely technical challenges being faced in implementing the finger scan through the OLED glass panel, made all the more difficult by a more complex pixel design for the OLED screen. Because of this though, the report notes that there should not be any significant delays in iPhone shipments with the usual 7S / 7S Plus models expected to be produced in September – October while the anniversary edition to be outed in November (although all phones could be announced simultaneously at September’s rumored keynote).

The report also notes that the iPhone 8 could feature the highest screen to body ratio for any smartphone on the market. With a display size of 5.2”, the phone is expected to have a usable display of 5.8” due to the extremely narrow or non-existent bezels on the screen. The analyst also expects the Plus and anniversary models to feature up to 3 GB of RAM and all iPhones to ship between 80-85 million units.

To read the entire report, visit the link here.