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Days after a claimed 3D design drawing of the upcoming "iPhone 8" appeared, frequent Weibo leaker KK has shared a different dimensional drawing and renderings showing a device that is somewhat smaller in size than the previous leak. The veracity of the new drawing can not be confirmed, but KK has on several occasions shared accurate details about previous devices.

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This new iPhone 8 leak shows a device that measures 137.54 mm tall by 67.54 mm wide, nearly identical to the iPhone 7's 138.3 mm x 67.1 mm body. The thickness of the iPhone 8 is not shown on the drawing.

According to the diagram, the iPhone 8's display measures 5.768 inches on the diagonal and will indeed cover nearly the entire front of the device. There appears to be only a 4 mm bezel around all four sides of the display, with over half of that being the 2.5D curved glass at the edges and the remainder appearing to be the device's frame around the sides.

The drawing shows a narrow earpiece at the top of the device's front, with various cameras, sensors, and other components on either side of the earpiece. Those components would likely include a front-facing camera, small microphone hole, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and the rumored 3D sensor.

All of these components appear to be embedded within the display area itself, and while the accompanying rendered mockups based on the drawing show the earpiece appearing as a physical slit within the display area, the camera and other sensors are not depicted and it is unclear how they would appear in reality.

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With the display filling the entire front of the device, there is no dedicated Home button and thus no visible Touch ID sensor. Apple has been rumored to be trying to build Touch ID into the iPhone's display, but the company has reportedly been struggling with perfecting the technology and thus could resort to putting the sensor on the rear of the device. One of the renderings shows the rear of the device with no obvious dedicated Touch ID sensor, although there is no corresponding dimensional drawing of the rear.

Notably, the rendering of the rear of the alleged iPhone 8 again shows a vertical dual camera, this time with the LED flash placed between the two cameras. As Ben Bajarin points out, the increased separation of the two lenses would help with augmented reality and 3D features, allowing for a greater difference in perspective.

iDrop News and Benjamin Geskin posted their own mockups showing a very similar design a few days ago, but it is unclear whether the two batches of renderings are based on the same original source information or if one set's creator was working from the other.

It is still early in the rumor cycle for detailed design leaks, so readers should continue to take information like this with a grain of salt until the information begin to solidify around a single specific design, but given KK's history of leaks this one is worth considering as a possibility.

Update: The drawing and renderings shared by KK appear to have originated on ifanr, and Geskin has confirmed his renderings are based on the same drawing.

Article Link: New Renderings Show an 'iPhone 8' Design With Full-Front Display and Minimal Bezels All Around
 

thadoggfather

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Is this lit or not?

I'm leaning towards kinda... but really uninspired too iPhone 6 Part IV condensed edition
 
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v0lume4

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That looks nice, but I don't love it. The consistent bezel around the entire screen (mainly the thickness of the bezel on the sides) almost makes me feel like I'm peeking through a window or something. Plenty of you may disagree and that's fine.

I held a Galaxy S8 the other day and I love how the screen slightly flowed off the sides of the device. The curved screen wasn't as dramatic as the Galaxy S7 Edge. I hope that Apple pursues a route similar to Samsung in that regard.
 
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otozuz

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Of course everything can happen, but as a UI designer I feel that such prominent rounded corners in the display would be a curious choice. Apps would have to be redesigned in a pretty peculiar way.

Why do all mockups have that radius? Why can't it be an edge-to-edge screen with no rounded corners? Of course in that case the phone chassis would need to have less prominent rounded corners too.
 
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I will miss the current TouchId/home button sensor.
Think about this use case.

There you are slowly waking up and your alarm goes off. With the current design, you can find the button without having to open your eyes. You can find it by touch alone. Perfect for another 10 minutes in bed.
Having to open your eyes to find the cancel/snooze control is IMHO a retrograde step.
Not being able to do this in the future will probably make me delay upgrading for at least 2 if not 3 years.
 
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Relentless Power

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I have zero doubts Apple will make this thing look stunning! September can't come soon enough!

If there was a rumor or indication of what this would look like, I believe it would be similar to this. I truly don't see Apple putting the touch ID on the back of the iPhone, I feel this would be more of what we're going to see come September. I can only imagine with the pre-orders are going to look like this year.
 
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Cayden

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I like these renderings but agree with others, I really don't like the vertical camera, but I'll probably live with it. Most of us don't like the mock ups when they first come out but get used to it by the time the phone actually comes out
 
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EM2013

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I hope that's not how they make the back of the phone. That looks horrible, way worse than the 7 plus.
 
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Sunny1990

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Vertical camera looks fugly :mad: otherwise concept looks great, hope apple integrate touch id direct in display not on back
 
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