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Apple iPhone 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Battle Of The 2017 Flagship Phones

By Staff writer , Jan 17, 2017 03:06 AM EST
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How do next year's flagships compare? We take a look at some of the rumors surrounding Apple's iPhone 8 and Samsung's Galaxy S8

Samsung and Apple are the two of the biggest companies in the smartphone manufacturing industry. Every time they drop a new flagship, people will always be talking about it. This is the just part of the course, but next year's releases, the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, are looking to be even more of a big deal.

With that being said, let's delve into what's currently known about these two, and how do they stack up with each other.

Processor

Specs-wise, you can expect the upcoming iPhone 8 to pack a new A11 processor and M11 motion-coprocessor. But until those chips actually ship, there's still no telling how they would compare against the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or Samsung Exynos 8995 processor expected to be incorporated in the Galaxy S8.

RAM

In terms of RAM, the Galaxy S8 will potentially blow the iPhone 8 out of the water. The entry level iPhone 8's might have 3GB worth of RAM with the Plus maxing out at 4GB. The S8, on the other hand, could start at 4GB and max out at 6GB of RAM. Now that's power.

Storage

For storage options, the iPhone 8 will likely max out at 256GB. It's the breadth of internal storage that really beats the S8 here. However, the S8 could still end up with more storage. Even if it only offers 64GB worth of internal storage, it could max out to over 300GB if it supports 256GB SD card.

Display

At present, it has been speculated that there will be three size variants of the iPhone 8: 4.7, 5.5in, and 5.8 inches. Apple is also rumored to be adopting curved OLED displays to go along with a wrap-around, bezel-less display in a uniquely new curved glass body shell.

As for the Galaxy S8, it has already been established for quite a while that Samsung is expected to have both Galaxy S8 variants to have curve-edged Super AMOLED screens. Both have also been rumored to support 4K resolution.

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