Over the past year, we’ve been following what little information there is on the iPhone 8. With most of that coming from industry insiders and designers with their own ideas. However, today we’re bringing you news of what can only be described as the best iPhone 8 concept we’ve seen so far. Seriously, it’s gorgeous and probably comes pretty close the mark with regards to design.
iPhone 8 Concept Design
Created by designer Muhsin M. Belaal Auckburaully for DBS Designing, These latest iPhone 8 designs take the majority of the most common rumors and package them neatly into a stainless steel frame. As for how close this iPhone 8 concept will be to the actual handset? We don’t know, but it’s clear that a design like this would be a winner. Attracting those who didn’t upgrade to the iPhone 7 and tempting others to switch sides.
So, what does this latest iPhone 8 concept reveal?
To start with it’s clear that Mushin has gone for the rumored edge-to-edge display design. Long before the Galaxy S8 announcement, it was rumored Apple would take this approach. Providing more on-screen real-estate for multi-tasking, gaming and other smartphone pastimes, while removing the left and right bezels. However, he has also chosen to keep the top and bottom bezels as is seen on the S8’s, why?
It appears Mushin is not convinced Apple will be able to place the camera, earpiece, microphone, and other sensors into the display. As has been rumored, instead, maybe that will happen with the iPhone 9?
Moving onto the display technology, this is a 5.5-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 meaning it’s QHD. A display which would be far superior to anything Apple has included in an iPhone previously. Why such a high-resolution panel?
Now we should again mention that this iPhone 8 concept and its design and features are not real. As such take everything, you read with a pinch of salt, although the truth about iPhone displays is as follows.
Compared to their rival Samsung Galaxy S-Line handsets, for example, the S7 Edge. The 7 Plus offers a significantly inferior resolution at an incredible 133 pixels per inch less. Additionally, there are deficiencies in peak brightness, contrast ratio, ambient light, color accuracy, and viewing angles. All of which Apple Mushin has addressed with his iPhone 8 concept. As for whether Apple will do this too, it’s thought that the design of what’s being dubbed “The 10th Anniversary iPhone” is of vital importance. Meaning, 2017 will be the year the Cupertino-based outfit breaks free of a design that has held it back since the iPhone 6 in 2014.
Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
The consensus about the Touch ID fingerprint sensor focusses on it being placed on the screen. However, what if that wasn’t exactly how Apple intends it to be? Mushin has decided to go against the grain on this one by placing an Apple logo on the bottom bezel. It’s here he thinks that Touch ID will be set, with a user placing his/her finger onto the logo sensor to unlock the handset.
Dual Rear Cameras
One area in which Apple hit the jackpot in 2016 was with the 7 Plus, and it’s dual-camera setup. As such, it’s clear from the iPhone 8 concept images that this may make another appearance. However, this time with a few additional software tweaks and improved sensor resolution, thought to be in the region of 24MP.
Will the 10th anniversary iPhone feature wireless charging? According to rumor and this iPhone 8 concept, the answer is yes. However, the question is, what form will it be? Many recent reports have focussed on a device that doesn’t need to be placed onto a base station. Instead, it could be charged from a distance.
However, a report a few days ago by the Cult of Mac has suggested that dreams of a revolutionary new solution won’t materialize. Instead, it appears that Apple will opt to use the Qi system which is used by its Android rivals. As for what system this iPhone 8 concept depicts, it’s not easy to tell which Mushin has chosen.
There’s no denying that the images above show an iPhone 8 concept that is well considered. Not only is it gorgeous to look at, but, its seamless design would make it smooth to touch and easy to handle. It’s true that a lot is expected of Apple this year, but it’s not alone in feeling the pressure of consumer expectations. As such, you can expect it to deliver something as beautiful as the above iPhone 8 concept, with features to match.
The only question remaining is, just how revolutionary with it be?