The first iPhone and the iPhone 7
The first iPhone and the iPhone 7 both clocking in at 9:41. Apple

The highly anticipated iPhone 8 is Apple’s tenth anniversary smartphone that’s set to incorporate new features that have never been included on previous models. The hype is so electric that people tend to neglect its launch mates, the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. But now a new video has emerged that gives fans a sneak peak of what could be the iPhone 7s Plus.

YouTuber Danny Winget on Wednesday uploaded a new video (embedded below) featuring an iPhone 7 Plus prototype, which sports a glass back for wireless charging purposes. The rear portion of the handset looks the same as its predecessor, save for the glass panel. Winget also showed off the phone’s side, which has the same steel finish as his iPhone 8 prototype.

The side buttons, lightning port and speakers are pretty much positioned the same way as those on the iPhone 7 Plus. The only slight difference is that the 7s Plus’s antenna break is a tad smaller. The front portion of the device is not surprisingly different to that of the iPhone 8, which will come with an OLED display, stacked sensors and near bezel-less look.

The 7s Plus has the same thick bezels at the front, just like its predecessor. It’s likewise similar to the 7 Plus in terms of size, although it’s certainly bigger than the iPhone 8 because of the thick bezels. The overall size of the OLED Apple handset is comparable to that of the iPhone 7 thanks to its near bezel-less frame.

Word has it that all the upcoming iPhones won’t come with Touch ID in favour of 3D facial recognition functionality. All three, however, should house new A11 chipsets and run iOS 11. Also, the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus are going to sport horizontal dual-lens camera setups at the back while Apple’s tenth anniversary handset is going to rock a vertical design.

The iPhone 7s Plus dummy unit has the same silver back panel as previously leaked iPhone 8 prototypes. Rumour has it that Apple is set to release its new handsets in only three colour options: black, silver and gold. In comparison, the current models are available in black, jet black, silver, gold, rose gold and red.

iOS developer Guilherme Rambo discovered through another HomePod firmware leak that the iPhone 8 will likely be able to record 1080p videos at 240 FPS with its front and back cameras, an upgrade from the current 720p format limit. Other references to Apple’s tenth anniversary phone include “multi biometrics,” “modern HDR” and an Apple Pay “Pearl” facial recognition authentication support.


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