Yes, we know that many people will say that it is still early to talk about the iPhone 8s. I mean, iPhone 7 just came out a few months ago. However, when it comes to Apple, it is never to early to speculate about anything.
We all know the story so far, Apple has released the iPhone 7 among a growing criticism that it does not offer many new features. And we all know that the answer to that is Apple waits to impress us with iPhone 8. The phone could have a larger screen, new design, a phenomenal camera…but, we forget about one thing.
Every new number in the iPhone name offers a new design, but the killer specs are reserved usually for the next iteration. This means that, although iPhone 8 might be impressive, iPhone 8s could be several times better. We took it upon ourselves to find out more.
We have to admit it, whether we like it or not. The new iPhone 7 was a disappointment in the area of design, as it did not bring anything new to the table. Allegedly, Apple holds its best cards for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8s. These phones will have completely new designs. The main star would be the display, which would now possibly encompass the entire front part of the screen. So, forget about bezels, we get a phone that is completely covered in screen.
Our insiders also expect the screen resolution to be 4K, meaning 3840 x 2160 pixels. This will come in handy, if you want to experience virtual reality with your phone. Also, the TouchID sensor will be embedded in the screen, so the Home button will be a virtual one. This is big, even for Apple.
The screen size will also be larger. You can expect a 5 inch model, which would be the standard one. The Plus model will either have the same 5.7 inch screen, or it could be improved with a 6 inch screen. Because the bezels will be eliminated, the whole phone will be as big as the iPhone 7 Plus, but with a larger screen.
We can expect big things from this phone. As the iPhone 8 will bring new design, the iPhone 8s will focus solely on the performance! So, the iPhone 8s specifications will probably be amazing!
We expect the emergence of the new Apple A12 chipset, which will offer desktop level performance. Let’s be honest, we spend a lot of time on our phones, so we expect them to be as fast or even faster than the average PC. With Apple A12, this will be possible. The processor will have 4 cores, as well as a GPU (graphical processing unit) with another 6 cores. This will be great for gaming, as well as multitasking. New benchmark records will be broken!
The specifications will continue with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, as well as a storage space of 64GB in the base version, with 256GB and even 512GB version offered. This will be awesome!
It’s too early to talk about the camera. If the dual camera is a success on iPhone 7 Plus, then probably it will be implemented in the new phones as well. If not, we can probably expect a 24 megapixel sensor, with OIS (optical image stabilization). The camera will be able to record 4K videos in 60 frames per second, and will have a four-tone flash. Some speculate that we might even see a xenon flash, but this is less likely to happen.
The front camera will also be improved – expect a 12MP sensor with a flash. That way, you can take good selfies even in low light!
Even though the phone will have a lot of new hardware, and even a larger screen, we expect the price to stay the same. This means 649 dollars for the base version of iPhone 8s with 32GB of memory, with 100 dollars more for each upgraded version. The iPhone 8s Plus will have a price of 769 dollars, which is nowadays standard for Apple.
The phone is expected to come in 2018, a year after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. So, now it’s time to answer the main question – will it be worth the wait?
This is a complex answer, as it depends mostly on what you own at the moment. If you have iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, then you are better off upgrading to iPhone 7 at the moment. If you have iPhone 6s or iPhone 7, probably it is best to wait for the iPhone 8s. Even though the iPhone 8 will have a completely new design, it will not offer much of a performance jump, compared to these two phones.
So, instead of throwing your money on iPhone 8, wait for a year and invest them in the iPhone 8s. It will be well worth it, trust us!