As anticipation heightens for the launch of the iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy 8, new reports indicate that the hardware update could be the largest so far.
What this means is that there will be large-scale updates for both the Apple and Samsung flagships that would leave their predecessors in the dust in terms of software as well as hardware features.
An example of this is the expected edge-to-edge displays, which will eliminate the conventional home buttons present in the earlier generations of the two smartphones.
Also it is expected that the displays of Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 will cover the front of the smartphone and have a front camera, front-facing speaker and fingerprint sensor underneath the display.
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Furthermore, according to reports, the tech giant Samsung may be making the edge-to-edge OLEDs for both the phones. In addition, it is said that the two devices will come with voice assistants. It is expected that the iPhone 8 smartphone will come with an enhanced version of Siri.
Samsung will, of course, have a response to this with their Bixby voice assistant that will replace its S-Voice function according to SamMobile. In addition, Samsung and Apple will go for 10mm processors instead of 14mm processors for the forthcoming smartphones.
It is said that the new processors will offer battery and performance improvements to the smartphones. Speculations are doing the rounds that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will have an identical footprint to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
We expect the Samsung Galaxy in April if online reports are anything to go by, but we'll have to wait a little longer for the iPhone which won't reportedly hit shelves till much later in the year.