Reports indicate that the upcoming version of the iPhone will have an improved screen resolution of 2436 by 1125. This will be a great improvement as the current iPhone 7 offers a resolution of 1334 by 750 on a display measuring 4.7 inches. The pixels per inch for such a display is 326 but the new resolution would see the number of pixels per inch rise to 521.
This would be a great improvement from the first iPhone which had a resolution of 480 by 320 before it was later doubled to 960 by 640 in the iPhone 4. The new improved resolution would see the iPhone catch up with premium Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 which has a resolution of 2960 by 1440 and the Google Pixel which has a resolution of 1920 by 1080.
Besides the resolution the upcoming iPhone is expected to have a facial recognition unlocking mechanism. This is because Apple is expected to do away with the Touch ID sensor that is normally placed under the display. In the recent past there have been countless rumors suggesting that the fact that the next iPhone will have a bezel-less display was causing production delays due to problems in placing the touch unlocking mechanism. This now seems to have been resolved with the facial recognition software.
With regards to charging the same reports indicate that the iPhone 8, which could also bear other names such as iPhone X or iPhone Pro, will be capable of wireless charging. Besides inductive charging, it is also being speculation that iPhone 8 will support fast charging.
The speculation on the expected features of the upcoming iPhone coincide with the release of Apple’s third quarter results during which the Cupertino, California-based tech giant predicted an even better quarter due to the expectation of strong sales from the iPhone. In this current quarter which will end on September 30, Apple is expecting revenue to be around $49 billion.
“We believe this strength relates to the iPhone and probably to the two new LCD models which we believe are likely to begin contributing meaningfully in September while the OLED ‘iPhone Pro’ model looks more likely to materially impact December quarter numbers,” said Rod Hall an analyst at JPMorgan.