The upcoming Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 is already making headlines even if no official release dates have been announced yet. The recent report on iPhone 8 is that it is expected to have a 3D facial recognition feature. The Samsung Galaxy 8 on the other hand is said to be coming with a bigger OLED display.
Smartphone manufacturing companies usually keep their newest products under wraps. This is until an official announcement day where they can formally present their next model to the public. Sometimes, there are leaks that reveal possible upgrades prior to the official announcement day.
Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy 8: Which Has Better Features?
There is a lot of competition in the smartphone industry but none compared to the rivalry of Apple and Samsung. On top of being involved in patent cases against each other, the two are pitted against each other. In fact, the latest is that both phones will be taking on the shrinking bezels.
This only means that the screens will be increasing in size, while the phones’ sizes remain the same. According to Forbes, this is the gameplan for Samsung and their upcoming Galaxy S8 model. Although Samsung will still be offering a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch model, it will be still be increasing display size thanks to OLED technology.
Apple, on the other hand, will reportedly be doing the same as well. According to MacRumors, Apple will be ditching the home button completely to allow for an “edge-to-edge” display. Plus, there could be a 3D laser scanner for facial recognition put in the phone. This makes sense since the Touch ID will be useless without the home button.
There is no doubt the new iPhone 8 will be much pricier because of the new upgrades. However, the security that comes with facial recognition is worth the price. So far, the rumored price of the next iPhone is $1000.
Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy 8: The Battle of Screen Displays
While additional features is what analysts are eyeing, Apple is also said to be looking at improving an old feature. For the longest time, Apple has been using LCD screens, but they are now looking into OLED. Not only are OLED’s more flexible, it will also help Apple to modify the phone’s overall shape in the future.
This opens a lot of doors to the future of Apple. Unfortunately, Apple will have to work with Samsung to get the OLED displays. Samsung Display is the only supplier that is able to manufacture tens of millions of high-quality OLEDs.