Apple’s anniversary edition iPhone 8 will come in three storage options. The minimum storage capacity is said to be 64GB, with a mid-tier 256GB a top-tier 512GB variant; 3GB RAM comes across the board.
Also, reports show that Apple has called on Samsung to secure more chips as it speculates that iPhone 8 could hit 30 percent shortage in memory chip supply.
Previously, it was reported that iPhone 8 will come with higher storage space than previous generation models. Also, the previous reports claimed that the phone will be available in 64 and 256GB capacities. To increase the capacity, Apple for the first time has got in SanDisk as a NAND supplier for its OLED iPhone, while Toshiba, Samsung, and SK Hynix have been named as suppliers of NAND flash chips.
“Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also put the iPhone 8’s memory at 3GB of RAM, while the larger iPhone 7s Plus is expected to remain at 3GB RAM and the smaller iPhone 7s will continue to offer 2GB RAM. Kuo claimed the DRAM transfer speed of the three new models will be faster than the iPhone 7 by 10 to 15 percent for better-augmented reality performance.”
At a glance – The iPhone 8 is expected to feature a radical redesign with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display by doing away with the physical Home button, and it replaces Touch ID with a new facial recognition system. It will also include wireless charging, the faster A11 processor and will come in three models – one OLED and two standard LEDs.
Apple is looking to Samsung for more NAND chips for its upcoming iPhones, given that Samsung already has a stable supply rate for 3D NAND technology and has scaled up its output of 3D NAND chips to support large demand.