One Apple Watch Series 8 model will feature a larger display, according to new reports by Display Supply Chain Consultants analyst Ross Young and Haitong International Securities’s Jeff Pu.
Here is the latest tidbit about Apple Watch Series 8
The current largest Apple Watch model available is 45mm, however, that is set to change with the upcoming lineup. In a recent tweet, Young revealed that one model in the lineup will feature a larger display, measuring at 1.99-inches diagonally.
A 1.99-inch Apple Watch display size compares to 1.691-inches on the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 and 1.901-inches on the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7. The new display size would offer an additional 0.089-inches of space diagonally over the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7, which is almost a five percent increase.
As previously reported, Apple will be launching three new Apple Watches this year; the Apple Watch Series 8, an updated Apple Watch SE, and an Apple Watch geared toward extreme sports. So, the larger display could be coming to the new variant.
Furthermore, the lineup is expected to sport a new design with flat edges and a flat front glass display, which was first rumored to be added to Apple Watch Series 7. While no analysts have pointed to Series 8 getting a redesign, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has said that this will be one of the most significant years for the wearable platform.
In related news, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman recently reported that a body-temperature sensor is coming to both the standard and the rumored rugged edition of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8. The next-generation Apple Watch SE will not receive the feature.
The journalist says that the feature will be able to give users a general reading rather than an exact temperature. The body-temperature sensor will be able to alert users if they have a fever.
As for the processor, the upcoming lineup will feature the S8 processer. Last year’s Apple Watch models come equipped with the S7 chip but the processor features the same specifications as the S6 chip, making the chip two years old. With that being said, the processor will likely offer gains in efficiency.