Nikkei Confirms iPhone 8 Coming with 5.8-inch OLED Display, Most Expensive Yet

iPhone 8 with 5.8-inch display and priced over 1000 dollars

Financial news corporation, Nikkei, has come out with a credible leak about the upcoming iPhone 8. According to the newspaper, the 10th anniversary iPhone will sport a massive 5.8-inch screen, making it the largest iPhone display ever.

What’s more, Nikkei says that it will be the most expensive iPhone ever made, which matches KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report that the new iPhone will cost more than $1,000 when it retails later this year.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are also expected to come with much larger screens this year, in line with Apple’s plans for a larger iPhone 8 for 2017.

Of course, we’ll get to see Samsung’s flagship phones months before iPhone 8 launches, and the Galaxy line has always done well. This year, however, both Apple and Samsung need to push hard on the sales front.

During the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple came out with a marginally higher smartphone market share over Samsung. That’ll change when the Galaxy comes out, so now the question is whether iPhone 8 can gain enough market traction to once again oust Samsung from pole position.

Regardless, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years for smartphones, with Google making a reappearance with the Google Pixel 2 and Microsoft expected to make a major re-entry with Surface Phone.

In a sense, Apple and Samsung have suddenly found themselves in a crowded premium smartphone market. Competition from Microsoft and Surface Phone is still in question because of various factors, but at least Google has confirmed a Pixel 2 premium phone for this year. We’ll have to wait and see what 2017 has in store for smartphone lovers.

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