With the Samsung Galaxy S8 directly competing with iPhone 8, the standoff between the forthcoming flagships of Samsung and Apple will soon grow even more extreme. Samsung is expected to announce the next-generation Galaxy S8 by the end of this March. The new smartphone from Samsung is said to be a game changer for the tech giant.
According to Fox News, Samsung Galaxy S8 will boast 5.8 and 6.2-inch displays that are considerably bigger than the current models. It is also said to be the first Samsung smartphone with a standardized curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) dual-edge display. This means that it will have a bigger display area without affecting the size of the phone. Samsung is also said to shrink the bezels on the top and bottom of the device to cover the front of the phone with more display area. On the other hand, Apple is rumored to cut down on the size of iPhone 8 by doing away with its unnecessary parts, particularly the top and bottom bezels. If this will be proven true, then this means that the iPhone 8 will no longer carry the iconic Apple Home button with it.
As for Samsung, it will also reportedly ditch the physical home button and going to get replaced it with a software button. Also, its fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back of the phone. For both the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, ditching the home button is not a first. Beforehand, Google released Google Pixel which also featured zero physical home button and fingerprint sensor on its back.
As noted by Evan Blass of Venture Beat, Galaxy S8's processors will also boost the overall performance of the phone by as much as 11 percent while ironically being more energy efficient. He also stated that, "the improved power consumption will be critical, because despite the vastly increased display sizes, battery capacity is said to be relatively conservative for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch designs, respectively." Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to go on sale on April 21, while Apple iPhone 8 is rumored to be released in September.