Apple iPhone 8 is expected to sport the highest level of water resistance and a stainless steel chassis.
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While Apple is still riding on the back of iPhone 7's success, rumors are running rampant --- indicating that iPhone 8 release date is just around the corner.
Although Apple just unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones in a recently concluded launch event, optimistic iPhone fanatics hazard a guess that the Cupertino-based tech firm is already gearing up to introduce its successor: the Apple iPhone 8.
The Apple iPhone 8 is likely to undergo some radical overhauls as far as design and features are concerned. However, among all rumored specs and features, speculations about a 3D camera is what stirred conversations among tech pundits. Apple has teamed up with LG Innotek to build a smartphone camera module that facilitates 3D photography, according to a report from The Korea Economic Daily.
In the same report, it says the tech giant could utilize LG Innotek's 3D dual rear camera module in its upcoming products as early as the second-half of 2017. The publication also cites reliable sources, who confirmed that the company is now getting the knack of using its 3D camera technology into LG Innotek's smartphone camera.
Taking into consideration the fact that LG Innotek has its own 3D camera and related technologies as well, such combined efforts will likely come to fruition within next year.
LG Innotek's 3D camera technology has already been employed in Optimus 3D, which debuted back in 2011. Moreover, the report indicates that LG Innotek is offering dual cameras for the recently launched iPhone 7.
Apple iPhone 8 is slated to hit the store shelves next year in three variants, with one of the premium variants showcasing all-glass design and OLED display, Digit reported.
Furthermore, acclaimed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claim that Apple's upcoming iPhone will not cease using dual rear camera setup; however, it could augment it with a 3D photographing feature. He also suggests Apple is prepping to introduce a bezel-less OLED iPhone 7 successor.
In addition, the tech firm is likely to revise its standard 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays in 2017. All models are rumored to sport glass casings and include wireless charging as well.