The iPhone 8 is one of the highly anticipated smartphones for next year because of its impressive rumored specs and features. However, a new smartphone has emerged on the scene and is said to be able to rival Apple's iPhone 8 specs and features - a wild card if I must say.
Before we start comparing, I would like to say that there are several reports suggesting that Apple is likely to launch 3 iPhone models for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Meaning, I will be comparing 4 phones: HTC 11, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the premium or alleged flagship model, the iPhone 8 Ferrari. Now, let's proceed to the comparison review of their rumored specs and features.
Date And Price
The HTC 11 is expected to be released by the end of the second quarter of 2017. About its price, it is said to be roughly around $600-$900. As for the iPhone models, many tech enthusiasts are basing it on the price tag of the Samsung Galaxy S8 which is expected to be around $810. So, the iPhone models' price range could be around $600-$1000 at best.
There are no reports yet on what will be the design of the HTC 11. However, knowing that 2017 Apple plans to redesign the iPhone models for its 10th anniversary, we can really expect that HTC will have to pull some serious "futuristic" designs for its HTC 11. That is if the company wants to play on the big leagues where Apple, Samsung, Google, and other major tech companies compete for the top spot.
As for the rumored designs of the iPhone 8, it is said that all iPhone 8 models will have a software-based home button. For its body casing, it is also said that the iPhone 8 models will have an all-glass design with curved edges and aluminum frames. However, several reports suggest that the iPhone 8 Ferrari will not feature aluminum frames, but will instead have stainless steel frames.
The HTC 11 is said to feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. As for the iPhone 8 models, the iPhone 8 will feature a 4.7 inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The iPhone 8 Plus will also feature an LCD screen but with a screen size of 5.5 inches and 2560 x 1440 pixels. And lastly, the iPhone 8 Ferrari is said to also feature 2560 x 1440 screen resolution, but will have either OLED or AMOLED display screen type.
The HTC 11 is rumored to run on either on Android 7.0 Nougat or 7.1. It will be powered by either a Snapdragon 830 or 835. And for its internal storage, is it said to feature 256 GB with 8 GB of RAM.
On the other hand, the iPhone 8 models are expected to run on the latest iOS version which is the iOS 10.2. About its chipset, it will be powered by an A11 Fusion Chipset. And for its RAM storage, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were reported to feature only 3 GB of RAM while the iPhone 8 Ferrari could have 4 GB of RAM.
For the HTC 11, its camera specs will be similar of the iPhone 7 Plus, because it is said to feature a dual-lens rear camera with a 12 to 15 MP, while its front camera is said to be 8 MP. On the iPhone 8 models, it is reported that all iPhone 8 models will also have the same camera specs of the iPhone 7 Plus, but a little bit sophisticated. Based on the rumors, all of its cameras will have an image stabilization feature.
If Apple has wireless headphones and an AR/VR headset for its iPhones, the HTC 11 is said to also have one. About what platform will the HTC 11's headset will be, it is anyone's guess whether it's virtual reality, augmented reality, hologram or mixed reality. As for the iPhone 8 models, you must have heard about the Bridge headset which features mixed reality and is dedicated to the iPhone 6, 6s and 7 models. I think we can assume that the iPhone 8 models will be compatible with the mixed-reality headset.