Leak aggregator SlashLeaks today published a claimed photograph of the purported iPhone 8 user manual that seemingly “confirms” the device’s rumored bezel-less design with a physical slit at the top of its 5.8-inch OLED display for the earpiece, the camera and sensors.

The photograph was originally posted on China’s popular social network Weibo by a source with a sketchy track record so best thing you take this report with a grain of salt.

There don’t seem to be any signs that the image has been doctored.

While we cannot vouch for the veracity of this photo, it does appear to match up nicely with Apple’s design style for iPhone packaging paperwork, showing standard instructions for inserting a SIM card via the slot on the right side of the device, just like with iPhone 7.

The iPhone’s signature top and bottom “chin” is nowhere to be seen on the photo.

An elongated Power button is clearly visible on the right side of the device though it apparently won’t accommodate a Touch ID sensor.

The device lacks a physical Home button and looks narrower and taller than existing iPhone models, supporting the theory that iPhone 8 may feature the industry-highest screen to body ratio at 18:9 (or 2:1), a major change from the current 16:9 iPhone screen ratio.

  • Franklin Richards

    I don’t care how they implement it. But as long as they keep TouchID I’m happy.

    • MrTarek

      and better battery

      • Jay

        As long as it isn’t thinner then there should be better battery life. Especially with the talk of the rumored L-shaped batteries.

      • Rowan09

        It will have a better battery since it’s using OLED and small chip die.

      • MrTarek

        do oled screens use less power ?

      • Inseltraeumer

        Oled panels light pixels individually, black color means they’re not powered at all. That by itself should mean less power consumption. I’m not sure what other benefits exist.

      • Rowan09

        Yes they do. With LCD the backlight is always on. The 11nm chip should also help with battery life as well.

      • iKhalil

        And the rumored L-shaped battery

  • Jay

    I really hate all the bezel-less design talk. It clearly has a bezel all way around the screen. It is not bezel-less. Period. Not until it is has an edge-to-edge on top to bottom and side to side. #FACTSYO

  • Luiz Claudio Eudes Corrêa

    I really hope that this new iPhone be a one model for the whole world like my 6s Plus, instead 2 or 3 identical models.

  • zoLa siWisa

    Also hoping that it’s not going to explode on us.

    • CuBoy531

      Why would an iPhone explode. You must have the Samsung exploded in your face to recall that incident.

      • zoLa siWisa

        No I don’t have a Samsung. Oled screen was the most cause of a battery heating if I read correctly

  • Jerry

    Any thoughts on why the elongated button?

    • Jay

      Probably just for more surface area to press on. The device is a bit taller so they made the button a bit longer to accommodate the difference..

  • Jay Dee

    Current iPhone have a 16:9 ASPECT ratio, not screen to body ratio, very different things. Screen to body ratios are usually measured in percentages.

  • Adam Levi

    bezel-less ? what does it mean guys ?

    • MMA Rules

      Just a word, it means it has almost no bezels