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Since Samsung’s flagship lineup — Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ — have finally been unveiled, our eyes are now set on Apples’ upcoming iPhone innovations. There are a lot of rumors flying around about the features being packed into the next-generation iPhone 8, be it wireless charging or AR-powered camera capabilities. But, a note from Barclays now suggests that the upcoming iPhone models will most likely include True Tone displays.

As reported by MacRumors, the note mentions that the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 will all include a True Tone display. Yeah, it is the same display technology that was first introduced with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro back in 2016. The analysts expected Apple to incorporate True Tone displays in the iPhone 7 lineup, but that never happened. And they’re now gunning for the next iPhone 7s lineup, hoping to see the technology integrated into the same.

The aforementioned note has been compiled by Barclays’ analysts Andrew Gardiner, Hiral Patel, Joseph Wolf, Blayne Curtis, and Mark Moskowitz. They state that the “full spectral sensing” ambient sensors will probably be supplied by Austrian semiconductor manufacturer AMS. We’re already hearing that the iPhone 8 will include an OLED display, which paired with the True Tone tech should offer one of the best reading experiences on a hand-held device.

Smartphones already come packed with light sensors that enable it to change the brightness of the screen based on the surroundings. But, only changing the brightness of the screen could surely put some strain on your eyes. Thus, Apple decided to include a True Tone display in its 9.7-inch iPad model to facilitate its users with an enhanced reading experience on the go.

But, as we’re all aware, the increase in screen size and functionality of smartphones, the era of tablet computers is steadily coming to an end. The sales of iPads, among other tablets, still remains strong but the Cupertino giant is now planning to port one of the better features from iPads to the next-generation iPhones. The three iPhone 2017 models will most likely include this display technology.

As for True Tone, it is described as the technology which enables the user to comfortably witness things on screen in the best possible light. This change depends on the lighting conditions around you, meaning the display will easier on the eyes in rooms with different lighting — a yellow bulb or sunlight (refer to picture attached above). True Tone display makes use of advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to automatically adapt the color and intensity of the display to match the light in your environment.

Further, the report also shines a light on Apple’s 3D sensing and augmented reality efforts — which seem to be creating quite the buzz on the interwebs. The note mentions that the iPhone 8, which will define Apple’s future smartphone efforts, will include two custom 3D sensors with structured light cameras on both the front and back of the device.

This, the analysts state, differs from their previous assumption where Apple was said to be including a structured light camera on the front and advanced depth mapping Time-of-Flight sensor on the rear. The usage of these two camera modules has been described as under:

We now think the 3D sensing for facial recognition (front) and augmented reality (rear) will be conducted via two custom modules, with ams/Heptagon providing significant content on the transmit side and STMicro on the receive side.

With the rumor mill buzzing like crazy, we’re sure that iPhone 8 will one of the most definitive smartphones that will set the trend for the coming years. Are you excited for the iPhone 8, the tenth-anniversary iPhone model? Comment your thoughts down below.

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