The iPhone 8 is already expected to be a pretty expensive phone, but it’s not been clear so far just how pricey the handset could get. A new Goldman Sachs note has now shed some light on this mystery.
Analyst Simona Jankowski predicts the iPhone 7s will start at $649 (roughly Rs 41650) and the iPhone 7s Plus at $769 (approx Rs 49350). The iPhone 8 is apparently going to amp things up to $999 (about Rs 64100) for the 128GB model and $1099 (around Rs 70530) for the 256GB one.
While the latter two figures are insanely high, they do fall in line with Apple’s past patterns. They additionally back up previous reports about the ultimate iPhone costing anywhere north of $1000. The research note also touches upon its design, claiming that the brand has locked down on one look after testing multiple prototypes.
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Jankowski’s expected list of features include an all-screen no-bezel 5.8-inch OLED panel, an A11 processor, 3D sensing, biometric authentication, faster NAND/DRAM memory, and no physical home button. A separate Korea Economic Daily report had some insight on the iPhone 8’s face scanning abilities recently.
The publication believes that LG Innotek will supply facial recognition camera modules for the iPhone 8. The company already produces the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual rear cameras. The new system is set to be placed on the front and be smaller than the current one, hence the need for a new plant to produce them.
Apple and LG’s camera may differ from rivals like Samsung by virtue of using more accurate 3D technology rather than the 2D tech the Galaxy S8 utilizes.