As Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S8 in mid-April, the rumors are in full swing, giving us every minute details ranging from adoption of a radical design to the alleged specifications of the device. Meanwhile, Apple, the company known for its high confidentiality, has not poured out information of any kind about their upcoming iPhone 8. But, that isn’t the end of the story. We do have some bits of information on what we can expect on the iPhone 8, based on research conducted by some top tech analysts. The iPhone 8 launch is still months away and is supposed to happen somewhere in September.
Although Apple was once a company whose name was synonymous with innovation, this isn’t the case now. There wasn’t anything worth mentioning or innovative from the company since the implementation of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S. On the other hand, Samsung has improved a lot, which is evident from the fact that their current flagship Galaxy S7 is better than the iPhone 7 by a great deal, both regarding specifications and performance. From all the things we know about the upcoming flagship smartphone from the two manufacturers, here’s why we think the Samsung Galaxy S8 might be far more superior to the iPhone 8.
- Wireless Charging
Samsung has already been into wireless charging for a while now. We’ve seen the feature on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S7. So it’s safe to assume that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will have the wireless charging feature as well. While Apple, on the other hand, has not yet adopted the technology and we have no clue if the Cupertino company has plans to execute the feature on the iPhone 8. Even if they adopt the technology, it is still unsure whether they could compete with the well established wireless charging feature as observed in Galaxy smartphones or not. Probably not.
- Headphone Jack
I would probably say not much about this as those ‘dead’ jack jokes have turned lame nowadays. Apple is expected to stick on to their already executed “courageous” step, and thus, we might not see a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the iPhone 8 too. On the contrary, Samsung is planning to stick on to the traditional way of connecting earphones via the headphone jack as per the latest leaks. Based on surveys conducted by analysts, people still prefer to have wired earphones, rather than any expensive wireless earphones.
- Gigabit LTE
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The Snapdragon 835 being the next big thing among processors, supports the next-generation Gigabit LTE technologies; thanks to Qualcomm’s X16 LTE Modem. This will allow consumers to get Gigabit LTE speeds as carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint starts rolling out 5G networks.
- Iris Scanner
Iris Scanner is nothing new for Samsung. The company has already executed this security feature on the Galaxy Note 7. The design leaks of the Galaxy S8 hints the presence of an iris scanner on the top, just like the Note 7. Contrastingly, Apple has not yet implemented this feature on any of their current devices, and the chance of seeing one on the iPhone 8 is slim.
These are just my views. Your views may be entirely different from mine. If you have a different opinion, do let us know in the comments.
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