The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the top upcoming high-end smartphones that is highly anticipated by smartphone lovers. With that being said, tech fans can't help but argue amongst each other as to what upcoming flagship smartphone will likely be crowned as the world's finest smartphone of 2017.
Taking into account the past leaks and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8's features, we list what the upcoming flagship offers, that can win consumers over the iPhone 8.
New AMOLED Technology
The Galaxy S7 has the best display specs among the 2016 top-tier smartphones. We have also seen two promo videos that feature this new AMOLED technology last month. So if that enhanced AMOLED technology will be featured on the Samsung Galaxy S8, we can assume that this feature will definitely give the Galaxy S8 a big advantage.
The Galaxy S7 has a wireless charging feature, which the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus did not have. If Samsung will take this feature and add it to the Galaxy S8, then it will make it more appealing and futuristic.
As for the iPhone 8, the wireless charging feature still remains a mystery. The reason is that just two weeks ago, there were claims that the iPhone 8 could ditch this feature. If it is true and Samsung will incorporate the wireless charging feature of the Galaxy S7 to the Galaxy S8, this will be another big advantage.
Snapdragon 835 Chipset And Exynos 8895
The Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 will be massive. Just with the reported capabilities of the Snapdragon 835 chipset alone, it was pretty amazing that such a device could do and offer so much.
Also, if you compared how the Galaxy S7 packed with the Exynos 8890 performed to the other Galaxy S7 variant that featured a Snapdragon 820, it was more powerful. So what I'm trying to say is that we can assume that the Galaxy S8 variant packed with the Exynos 8895 could be more powerful than its twin variant equipped with the Snapdragon 835 chipset.
The S Pen
The S Pen is something that is exclusive to the Galaxy Note line. However, there have been rumors since last year that the Galaxy S8 could feature the S Pen. If this true, then it will be something that many will definitely love.
The Headphone Jack
For most people, they find it a little bit annoying if a high-end smartphone does not feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Personally, I also share this feeling. Don't get me wrong, wireless headphones are cool, but the thing is, it can easily be lost.
Yes, Apple added a new feature on the iOS 10.3 to locate the AirPods. But what if you accidentally drop those precious little AirPods into a hole and you can't reach them? As for the traditional headphones, that scenario will most likely not happen.
Samsung Is Taking Extra Measures
It was kind of disappointing to hear that Samsung chose to delay the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8, because they wanted to do more tests to make sure the device is well-tested. With this being said, we can assume that Samsung is definitely making sure that their device performs perfectly well in real-world usage, which is a good thing.
A Smarter Digital Assistant
According to reports, Samsung's AI Bixby will be more powerful than Siri. The digital assistant will be integrated with Samsung Pay, can work with appliances and control apps.
It Comes First
The Galaxy S8 is expected to be released earlier than the iPhone 8. It will be available worldwide on April 21.
The Galaxy versus the iPhone, or in a broader area, the Samsung versus Apple battle has been with us since the advent of smartphones. This is not to discredit what the upcoming iPhone 8 has to offer, which leaks and rumors of upcoming features are nothing short of amazing. The real winner here is the consumers for having two great options and ultimately decide who gets to be the winner. Though, it is obvious I'm betting for Samsung on this one.