Samsung has already firmly switched its attention to its upcoming Galaxy Note 8. This is undoubtedly a hugely significant flagship for the Korean giant after the disaster of the exploding Galaxy Note 7. Recent reports from Korea indicate that Samsung will soon announce the Galaxy Note 8 at a special "Unpacked" event and that it'll basically be a bigger version of Galaxy S8 and will offer a few extra tricks, which includes a stylus and a dual lens camera on the back. While this year will be the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and everyone is anticipating that Apple will unveil a phone that has been widely dubbed the iPhone 8 and could be the "revolutionary" iPhone Apple fans have been waiting for.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 reports claim that the device may come and feature a dual-camera system and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner placement, similar to what was placed on the Galaxy S8. Samsung may introduce an optical fingerprint sensor, embedded into the Galaxy Note 8 display. Interestingly, the latest report of Note 8 news indicates the phablet will feature a dual speaker setup and will come with an upgraded version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip, in the form of the Snapdragon 836, to ship and backed up with 6GB of RAM memory and with 64 and 128GB versions.
The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with fast and wireless charging, with an improved S Pen stylus. More so, Since the Note 7 was about $50 pricier than the Galaxy S7 Edge at their respective releases, more likely this year's Galaxy Note 8 will cost around $900.
Apple iPhone 8
The next-gen iPhone will have a larger 5.8in display, "edge-to-edge" and slightly curved. The iPhone 8 will have the Touch ID sensor embedded into the screen. Reports suggest there will be a "function area" at the bottom of the screen that acts like the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro. Apple will use USB-C instead of Lightning on the iPhone 8 in order to feature fast charging. Another report claims that the iPhone 8 will offer only two capacities, the 64GB and 256GB and will also have 3GB of RAM.
The iPhone 8 is expected to use Apple A11 processor built on a 10nm process to match the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The next iPhone will come with heftier price than this year's release, and reports suggest that the highest-spec model will be the first iPhone to cost more than $1,000.