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Samsung to Supply Additional 60 Million OLED Panels for iPhone 8

iPhone 8 to be costliest iPhone ever, thanks to its OLED display and iris scanning feature

Samsung Display has landed a huge $4.35 billion order for OLED displays from Apple, reports The Korea Herald.

Not surprisingly, the aforementioned stacked logic board design will reportedly be exclusive to Apple's flagship iPhone 8 model.

The smaller version of Apple's iPhone 8 could pack as much battery capacity as the iPhone 7 Plus, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said according to MacRumors. As a result of this power-sipping technology, Kuo says that battery life on the iPhone 8 - with similar dimensions to that of the iPhone 7 and its 4.7-inch screen - will be able to achieve better battery life with its 2,700 mAh battery than the iPhone 7 Plus and its 2,900 mAh unit.

Despite being months away from the announcement and launch of the iPhone 8, it seems like new rumors and speculation surrounding the phone are coming in with each day that passes. Popularly known as iPhone 8, the next-gen model is to arrive with an all-glass look, supported by a stainless-steel chassis and an edge-to-edge OLED display screen. In a statement to Business Insider, the company said it's looking "to participate and contribute ideas" to the future thinking around wireless charging. According to this rumor, the tech company won't be including a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter with the device. Maybe Apple thinks including the $9 adapter in the box was necessary for only one year. This rumor went from wishful thinking late a year ago to likely, however, when Kuo said that the next generation of iPhones will have wireless charging capabilities.

Forbes quoted Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies who truthfully stated that Apple has been quite successful at selling really pricey smartphones since the beginning. Lightning to USB-C will continue to be an accessory purchase.

The Cupertino giant is also rumored to be launching two other smartphones along with the iPhone 8 - a 4.7-inch (the iPhone 7s) and a 5.5-inch (the iPhone 7s Plus). "I think it's rather good positioning on Apple's part".