Overview of Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Plus runs iOS 11 and features a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED 1080 x 1920 pixels display and a Yes, Quad-core Processor 4GB RAM Apple A11 processor paired with and 256GB native storage capacity.
The Apple iPhone 8 Plus boasts of a 12MP main snapper at its rear and an 7MP front-facing selfie shooter. There is a Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery powering the phone with support for USB Yes, v3.0, reversible connector; magnetic connector.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the original iPhone. It has almost been 10 years since Steve Jobs walked out on stage and changed the way we use our mobile phones, so you can expect Apple to celebrate with major upgrades on the iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus.
That stacks up with some of the rumors we’re already hearing, which suggest the iPhone 8 Plus will see a lot of improvements.
We’ve already had word that the iPhone 8 Plus may come in two different models, and heard rumors of it having a fully upgraded spec as well.
Apple’s usual naming convention suggests it will go for the iPhone 7S Plus, but the company may decide to use the tenth anniversary as an excuse to skip a generation, for a major upgrade in 2017.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus screen
- There will be two versions: one with an OLED screen and one LCD
- Some rumors suggest the screen size will increase
- It could have a True Tone display
Apple may be making two versions of the iPhone 8 Plus in 2017, and the biggest difference between the two could be the screen technology each uses.
A KGI Securities analyst has suggested that one version of the iPhone 8 Plus will come with an LCD screen (as is used by current Apple phones), while another will come with OLED.
Though recent rumors from The Investor suggest Apple could have secured 159.99 million OLED panels, which should be enough for most models.
It seems the curved OLED models may be sourced from Samsung, and could be made of plastic.
Expect the OLED version of the iPhone 8 Plus to cost a little more than the LCD version. The possible lack of OLED stock may also mean this version of the Plus will be in higher demand.
The iPhone Plus range has always had 5.5-inch screens, but one analyst believes the screen will be upped to 5.8-inches on the iPhone 8 Plus, as there’s now a demand for larger screen phones. That’s a rumor that’s popped up more than once, so it’s looking quite likely.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus camera and battery
- Optical image stabilization looks almost certain
- Expect a similar 7MP Front Camera.
- Wireless charging may finally come to the iPhone
The camera was perhaps the biggest upgrade for the iPhone 7 Plus, so we’d expect to see a similar spec on the iPhone 8 Plus shooter.
As for the front camera, we’d expect it to stay at the 7MP mark on the iPhone 8 Plus, as it was upgraded for the last phone, but there’s nothing in particular rumored yet for the selfie shooter.
In terms of the battery size, there are no clear rumors for the iPhone 8+ The biggest upgrade for the phone may be the introduction of wireless charging technology, and not like you’ve seen on Android devices in the past.
This would be truly wireless charging – and while “tier 1” doesn’t necessarily refer to Apple, BGR claims the company working on the tech has received an investment of 9.99 million from one of Apple’s major suppliers, making Apple the obvious guess.
If Apple is working on this, and if it’s ready for the iPhone 8+ , it would be a game changer feature that no other phone maker is currently capable of providing.
Look for a similar dual-lens camera, but with OIS for both lenses. Battery life improvements are possible, but don’t count on long-distance wireless charging or a USB-C port
Apple iPhone 8 Plus release date
For the last few years Apple has announced new iPhones at the start of September, and then released the phone later in the month.
That’s exactly when we’d expect the iPhone 8 Plus to launch in 2017. The only iPhone to not be launched in September in recent years is the iPhone SE, but we’d expect the iPhone 8 Plus to follow a year after the iPhone 7 Plus, which launched in September 2016.
There’s also a chance this may be called the iPhone 7S Plus – in which case the handset called the iPhone 8 Plus won’t be here until 2018.
Usually we’d expect Apple to introduce an S model the year after a new numbered phone, but this year a lot of rumors have suggested it may just jump straight to the iPhone 8 Plus.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus price
We’d expect a similar price for the iPhone 8 Plus as there was for the iPhone 7 Plus.
The 32GB model costs $768 while the 128GB version costs $868. If you want an even bigger 256GB version you have to spend $968.
In 2017 we may see an even more expensive iPhone 8 Plus with an OLED screen though, in fact, some sources reckon it could be over $999, so don’t expect your next phablet to come cheap. These All Details According to TechRadar.
iPhone News: The iPhone 8 Plus is sure to cost at least as much as the iPhone 7 Plus, and some versions may be even pricier.