It's that time of the year again, Samsung just unveiled its new flagship, the Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Meanwhile, Apple won't launch a new iPhone until September, but this year is special because it's the iPhone's 10th birthday and Apple is believed to be introducing a lot of new features, specs and a brand new design language. Samsung and Apple are arguably the giants in the smartphone industry and are always facing tough competitions on their respective devices this year. Which smartphone is worth to invest your hard earned money?
Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S8 Plus sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display. Both devices come with 12-megapixel "Dual Pixel" rear camera with optical image stabilization and 8-megapixel front camera with autofocus. More so, the Galaxy S8 is powered by Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 835 SoC in the US, and Exynos 8895 SoC for international countries. Both variants come with 4GB of RAM and with 64GB inbuilt storage, and also support expandable storage via microSD card up to 256GB.
Apple iPhone 8
This year will be Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone year and the rumors making rounds on the internet claim it could be one of the major overhauls to the device in a long period of time. As far as specs go, Apple fans could expect the iPhone 8 to see a new A11 processor and M11 motion-coprocessor equipped with GB or 4GB of RAM. As for the design, Apple is said to be experimenting with a "glass sandwich design." Furthermore, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a recent report that the Apple's iPhone 8 is said to come with a "revolutionary" front-facing camera with an infrared module which is capable of sensing 3D space.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are two of the most impressive and powerful handsets we have ever seen, though, the Apple iPhone 8 camera clearly has the upper hand over Galaxy S8. When it comes to 3D capabilities that can enable augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) features in apps while also offering better security. Noteworthy, a front-facing camera with 3D-sensing capabilities would also be able to offer secure unlocks based on face recognition. By scanning the depth of field, such a system would be less prone to photo hacks, such as the case with the Samsung Galaxy S8.