iPhone 7 Plus
A customer tries on a new iPhone 7 Plus in Australian's flagship Apple store in Sydney, September 16, 2016 as the iPhone 7 range goes on sale for the first time. Reuters/Jason Reed

Apple may have changed its mind regarding the features of the future iPhone 8 handsets. Previous reports stated that the tech giant was enlarging the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but now it seems that the company is sticking with the current models’ sizes and LCD displays. A third variant is still expected, which will reportedly equip an OLED screen.

The most recent buzz is that Apple is scrapping its current trend of releasing two iPhone variants and that the company is indeed planning to launch a third iPhone 8. The report from KGI, which was initially detailed by 9To5Mac, suggests that Apple will be developing a new iPhone with an overhauled chassis and upgraded specs, which includes a 5.2-inch OLED screen. The eventual successors of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shall retain both phone’s dimensions of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.

The iPhone 8 that will equip the OLED technology is said to feature new advancements as well. Although the report says that the OLED iPhone 8 will have about 5.2 inches of screen size, the panel itself may reach up to 5.8 inches crosswise. The new Apple smartphone variant is expected to have no bezel, so the Home button will most likely be integrated into the display.

Apple will reportedly beef up the OLED iPhone with the latest designs and innovations, basically making it the future flagship variant despite not having the largest screen size. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will still boast of new upgrades like glass housings, but both phones’ overall design would be similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

According to KGI, Apple may be planning to offer the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at lower prices to attract more price-conscious customers. This will allow the company to enhance the OLED iPhone 8 with specific advancements and a premium price tag. Apple is reportedly having trouble securing OLED displays from suppliers, which may be the reason why only one iPhone 8 variant is expected to equip the technology. All new iPhone 8 handsets are slated for a September 2017 release.