This is the first time SanDisk has been referenced as a NAND supplier for Apple’s OLED iPhone, while Toshiba, Samsung, and SK Hynix have all been cited previously as suppliers of NAND flash chips. Earlier rumors have suggested the iPhone 8 will include increased storage space, making the device more expensive than previous-generation models, although previous additional reports claimed only that the phone would be available in 64 and 256GB capacities.
Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also put the iPhone 8’s memory at 3GB of RAM, while the larger iPhone 7s Plus is expected to remain at 3GB RAM and the smaller iPhone 7s will continue to offer 2GB RAM. Kuo claimed the DRAM transfer speed of the three new models would be faster than the iPhone 7 by 10 to 15 percent for better-augmented reality performance.
Today’s alleged photo leak follows several others in the last couple of weeks. They have included a 3D sensing camera module, an A11 processor, wireless charging pad components, and an OLED display assembly and flexed power cables. Apple is expected to debut its “premium” redesigned 5.8-inch iPhone in here the first half of September alongside upgraded (but standard) 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones.