Will New Samsung Phones Undercut Coming Apple iPhone 8?

Yolanda Curtis
March 21, 2017

Samsung previous year bought Viv, the company originally behind Apple's Siri assistant. The Galaxy S8 Plus may be similar in size to the Galaxy Note 7, which sold for $849, meaning the S8 Plus may also have a price similar to the 2016 Note smartphone.

Two separate Geekbench 4 benchmark test results for the unreleased Galaxy S8 smartphone appeared on the Primate Labs website on Thursday night. Reports have indicated that Samsung expects the pricier Galax S8 Plus to be more popular with consumers.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus smartphones are expected to launch at at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event which will take place at 11am EDT (9.30pm IST) in NY on March 29. The images attached show a black front for the Galaxy S8, and the different color options that will allegedly be available at launch.

These bezels have been severely reduced compared with last year's Samsung Galaxy S7, however, with the S8 widely expected to be moving to a near edge-to-edge display.

According to industries on the 20th, it was found that Samsung Electronics has made a decision to produce 20 to 35% more of 5.8-inch Galaxy S8s than 6.2-inch Galaxy S8s and ordered components related to 5.8-inch Galaxy S8. Others rumours surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S8 series suggest the devices will adopt facial-recognition for mobile payment and feature cameras that will shoot videos at 1000fps.

Where we will see big changes in the smartphone market, however, is where handset design is concerned.

The Galaxy S6 Edge was the world's first phone to have a screen curved on both sides. This is going to be launched a bit late because they don't want to affect the sales of Galaxy S8'S sales.

In a report published earlier today, ETnews reaffirmed the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch display sizes of the handsets, indicating that the information arrived via industry sources, and discussed the proposed production schedule of the devices.

The unlocked version of the iPhone 8 is estimated to cost over $1,000, while the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be priced around $860 (€799) and $965 (€899) respectively.

Even the battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is quite impressive as it features 3,300 mAh. This time, it looks like we will get the same prices. However, due to manufacturing issues on Synaptics' part, the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back.

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