6.5-inch OLED iPhone to be same as iPhone 8 Plus; iOS 12 supports horizontal Face ID


As we are stepping closer to the launch of this year’s iteration of iPhone the rumours have started to come out. This time from the other part of the world, Asia. If rumours are to be believed the next generation of Apple Flagship will be roughly as the same size as the current iPhone 8 plus boasting a 6.5-inch OLED display.

As reported earlier by us, there would be three iPhones this wall, with the largest of three, the 6.5-inch version which is expected to feature the same iPhone X like design with an edge-to-edge display and Face ID technology. Well as the iPhone X didn’t have any separate area for touch ID home button or earpiece, this version of iPhone can be expected to feature a huge touch panel for the users.

Also, the rumours state that this iteration of the iPhone might be thicker than its predecessor. The reason being the vertically paced dual rear camera at the back. The trend of the vertical arrangement of the dual camera was started by iPhone X, owing to the need to accomplish TrueDepth and Face ID. All the devices previously had a horizontal setup which was changed in the iPhone X. As this year will be an upgrade on the iPhone X, we can pretty much assume the vertical setup will be retained.

Talking about the upgrades, the 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED devices will sport an enhanced Face ID authentication. The improved Face ID will have support for recognition from different angles. This means that the Face ID might work while the phone is held horizontally, a feature that wasn’t present in the iPhone X. As of now, the users have to hold their phone vertically in order to bypass the Face ID authentication. Reports suggest that there’ll be a huge improvement in the Apple’s recognition algorithms that will allow users to unlock and authenticate while the handset is in a horizontal position.

Well one can expect these features to be encapsulated in the iOS 12.

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An engineering graduate, Harry turned to writing after a couple of years of experience in core technology field. At The iBulletin, Harry covers latest updates related to trending apps & games on the app store.


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