Of the three phones Apple is planning to release this year, at least one of them is going to have a wraparound screen according to reports.

An analyst from Cowen and Company, Timothy Arcuri, said
 in a note to investors on Wednesday, that he spoke with supply chain sources who told him Apple is planning an iPhone 8 this year that will come with a "fixed flex" screen.






This design is in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and it has featured before in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It is reported to measure 5.8 inches and wrap around the sides. 

The phone is also reported to feature an edge-to-edge display, effectively turning the face of the handset into a big screen.



Apple has been rumored to be working on a big update to the iPhone. Reports have been mixed on what exactly the handset might offer, but a curved, OLED-based screen measuring 5.8 inches has been floated before. An edge-to-edge screen has also been reported, along with a new Touch ID sensor that would be baked into the glass, eliminating the need to have a home button under the display.


Arcuri also spoke about Apple's big iPhone update which at the moment has been surreptitiously codenamed iPhone X. He said it could come with facial and gesture recognition that would be powered by a laser sensor. It's also likely the handset will ship with wireless charging support.


By all indications, Apple should announce its new iPhones later this year and will go ahead and possibly release the devices in September.