Apple plans to embed the fingerprint sensor on the back of the iPhone 8, slated for an end-of-2017 release
Category: #retail  By Saipriya Iyer  Date: 2017-04-18
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Apple plans to embed the fingerprint sensor on the back of the iPhone 8, slated for an end-of-2017 release

Samsung and LG Electronics have been in the news for the last few days regarding the release of the latest smartphone version with bezel-free design features. Following their footsteps, Apple is also expected to launch the new iPhone 8 model with zero-bezel design and touch sensor embedded on the flip side of the smartphone. This new iPhone, with no integration of touch sensor and display, is expected to offer better outcomes. The innovative display technology would facilitate the replacement of sensors with biometrics as a best choice for facial recognition.

What prompts Apple to introduce a new iPhone model?

For a 5.8-inch OLED based smartphone screen, research demonstrates that integration of touch sensor within the display results in low yield. Again, it is observed that 3D sensors cause delays in production that are likely to affect the supply and sale of smartphones. This might have been one of the reasons prompting Apple to move the touch sensor at the back side of the display.

Many of the Apple smartphone models such as the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 plus are encompassed by bezels which needlessly raises their size. The iPhone 8 model with vertical incorporation of new dual camera system will improve image quality and augment the optical zoom ability. Customers and designers will both have a lot of room to play with the display of this new smartphone.

The new iPhone 8 model is expected to have a 3D sensor camera on the frontside and inbuilt features such as waterproofing as well as wireless charging. Manufactured with a capacity of 3 GB RAM and endowed with a dual-battery pack to improve the battery durability, the iPhone 8 is also predicted to be available in the 64 GB to 256 GB configurations only.

Will this new model help Apple gain competitive advantage?

Changing consumer tastes and trends have made it necessary for smartphone manufacturers to introduce new models embedded with user-friendly features to align it with the global requirements. The thriving and constantly evolving consumer electronics sector along with growing fluctuations in the demand & supply of electronic goods will pave a new way for introducing innovative mobile technologies over the coming years. Many multinational conglomerates are investing in R&D activities to introduce mobiles with new features to serve both the consumer needs as well as their business purpose.

Apple, the premier smartphone brand, has been working rigorously to promote the iPhone 8. Considering the features of the product, Apple is likely to gain an edge over other competitors in the distant future.



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