Leaked iPhone 8 schematic reveals dual-lens front camera and more

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We hope the next iPhone is this beautiful.
Photo: AlHasan Husni

Another alleged iPhone 8 schematic has leaked out of China, providing new details about Apple’s upcoming handset — including the tech behind its wireless charging capability.

The supposed iPhone 8 drawing surfaced on Weibo today. Unlike the last two schematics that leaked, this one includes detailed labeling of each part, revealing a dual-lens camera in the front and wireless charging in the back.

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Notice there’s no hole for Touch ID.
Photo: Wei Feng/iClarified

Although the labels on the drawing posted by Fei Weng are in Chinese, iClarified translated them for English speakers. Some of the previously leaked iPhone 8 schematics included a Touch ID cutout in the back of the device. The latest drawing appears to show Touch ID integrated into the OLED screen.

iPhone 8 features

If the schematic is the real deal, it looks like the iPhone 8 will come with inductive charging powered by Qi. Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which manages the adoption of Qi technology.

The Apple Watch charger uses a variant of Qi, so the inclusion of such technology in the iPhone 8 shouldn’t be that surprising. However, some Apple fans may be disappointed that the charger isn’t truly wireless.

Adding a dual-lens camera to the front of the iPhone 8 should allow Apple to introduce new features like 3-D facial scanning, augmented reality, Portrait Mode selfies and more.

The iPhone 8 isn’t expected to be revealed until this fall. Recent rumors claimed the device could face serious supply constraints, thanks to new features like embedded Touch ID, an OLED display, wireless charging and more. For a full rundown on what to expect from Apple’s next smartphone, check out our iPhone 8 rumor roundup.

  • D. B.

    At least the audio jack apologists will have one less gripe as you can listen to your sh*tty indie folk music while charging simultaneously.

  • M⃠ ⃠S⃠ ⃠i⃠ ⃠N⃠ ⃠L⃠u⃠n⃠d⃠

    Its got Two camera lenses, and no headphone jack
    We be getting down with no track
    So, EVP Mike what you got to hack
    Goddamn that TC made me wack