iPhone 8 to have ‘curved’ screen but not like how the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge does it

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Nikkei Asian Review reports that the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will have a curved OLED display, but will have a softer curve than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

The curve will be gentler than screens in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. This is partly due to the challenges of making curved glass covers to match screens, according to the source.

While the curved screen will allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches and make the iPhone even sleeker, it will not offer significant new functions, the person said.

The report cites that Apple “would not be using OLED optimally” if it opted for a completely flat dimply like previous iPhones, but noted that the final design of the phone may not have been finalized.

Adding that a curved screen would “allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches,” but would not add significant functionality over previous iPhones.

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