Apple seems to be geared up to launch the highly anticipated iPhone 8 next month. The much-awaited smartphone is expected to be announced alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. However, the flagship handset will come along with a new design and new features.

The 10th year anniversary iPhone won’t be anything smartphone enthusiasts have seen before. The iPhone 8 will feature the tech company’s latest 10nm A11 chip and it will boast a wireless charging and facial recognition features. Nonetheless, because of what said to be some technological limitations, the rumored Touch ID feature of the smartphone has been ditched completely.

However, according to Pocket Now, the A11 chipset in the mobile device will be so powerful. The chipset will be manufactured by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

New smartphone with dual camera setup

The new iPhone 8 [VIDEO] will come along with a dual camera setup. To make it more suitable to the handset’s Augmented Reality (AR) feature, the dual camera setup is now vertically-arranged. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera of the device will feature 3D functions.

As reported by Mac Rumors, the A11 chipset will be faster and more power-efficient compared to its predecessor. The speed of Apple’s latest 10nm chipset is expected to be mindblowing. Wherein, the system on chip (SoC) scored between 7000 to 8500 in the multi-core test and 4300 to 4600 in the single core test.

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Meanwhile, Trusted Reviews reported that the wireless charging feature of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone could be sold separately. The popular writer and Apple expert, John Gruber, claimed that the iPhone 8 will arrive with a wireless charger, but it would definitely need an additional accessory.

Specs of the device

In terms of design, the smartphone [VIDEO] will arrive with a radical redesign. The tech giant is reportedly utilizing a glass for the handset’s front and the back. Nevertheless, the iPhone 8 will boast a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 1242 x 2800 pixel resolution. The handset will run on iOS 11 operating system with improved Siri and P2P payments. The handset will support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps.

The smartphone will have an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. On the connectivity front, the mobile device will be equipped with a Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS and a USB 3.0. The device is expected to be available in five color options - Black, Jet Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver. The smartphone is anticipated to cost around $1,100 to $1,200.