If rumors and leaks are to be believed, the world practically knows what the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like. As for Apple's iPhone 8, little is known about its design.
Admit it or not, 2017 is fast becoming the year of the 8s. There's the iPhone 8 which is the 10th coming of the popular and game-changing iPhone series. On the other hand, there is the Galaxy S8 which has been baptized by many as the possible savior of the troubled Korean conglomerate.
Troubled may be an understatement. After the embarrassing recall of the Galaxy Note and a number of top-load washing machines, Samsung is caught in the middle of a political scandal involving some of its prominent members. Apple, meanwhile, has been losing steam with the not-so-successful iPhone 7, the controversial MacBook Pros, and the delayed AirPods. Suffice to say, both tech giants need a break and they hope their next flagship devices will do the trick.
But as its stands, it looks like Apple has the upper hand especially when it comes to the design of their smartphone.
Both the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 are rumored to have all-screen designs. This is evident in most of the recent Galaxy S8 leaks. Both devices will also ditch the physical home button and instead integrate them underneath the display.
What makes Apple stand out is its supposed plan to integrate other front-facing components under the screen. As reported by Apple Insider, the earpiece, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and FaceTime camera will be embedded into the display. This move will allow the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 model to have a wrap-around screen design. The high-end iPhone 8 will also be using the so-called fixed flex screen which is notably the one used on the Galaxy Note 7. This means the phone will be all-screen from edge to edge.