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No home button on the iPhone 8, leaks show

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 25, 2017, 6:34 pm IST
Updated Jun 26, 2017, 10:26 am IST
The display appears to have very narrow bezels which also could be OLED.
There is a presence of sensor bar at the top of the smartphone which is slated to house the face recognition system touted to debut on the iPhone 8.
 There is a presence of sensor bar at the top of the smartphone which is slated to house the face recognition system touted to debut on the iPhone 8.

There have been a large number of iPhone 8 rumors going around for the past weeks. Another one to add to this list is a set of images published by @OnLeaks, who has an excellent track on smartphone leaks as of now.

Firstly here’s what the two leaked photos reveal. The iPhone 8 will certainly come without a home button, which means that the fingerprint reader will be moved elsewhere on the body, mostly under the display.

 

Also read: New Siri icon tells a lot about rumoured iPhone 8 virtual home button

The picture shows the back panel of the phone and does not have the fingerprint sensor as well, which means Apple managed to gave the fingerprint embedded into the display. This makes the iPhone 8 the first smartphone to have this technology, after a model announced by Chinese manufacturer Vivo a few days ago.

Further, it’s the vertical dual camera. Apple had launched the iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-camera configuration, but in this case, the two lenses were positioned horizontally. With the iPhone 8, Apple goes for a vertical design, most likely to make more room inside the phone for other technologies.

 

The display appears to have very narrow bezels which also could be OLED. There is a presence of sensor bar at the top of the smartphone which is slated to house the face recognition system touted to debut on the iPhone 8.

The iPhone 8 has been projected to launch in September, but analysts have predicted that a delay is likely as Apple has hit a roadblock with the fingerprint sensor. If this is true, the iPhone 8 will only make a live appearance at the September event, while actual sales will begin in October.

However, one should note that however strong the leak is, it is still a leak, hence one should take this information with a pinch of salt.

 

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