Smartphone users consider many areas if they want to compare one product to another. Such would include apps, battery life, design, performance, and software, just to name a few.
Galaxy S8 and S8+ Are Fastest Android Devices
However, if you are going to consider speed, the fastest Android phones on the market today are the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This is due to the fact that these devices use 10nm octa-core processors. In the U.S., they use the Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm, while elsewhere they use the Exynos 8895 manufactured by Samsung.
Arguably, another factor that may have contributed to the superiority of these devices is the newly optimized version of the Samsung Experience, previously called as TouchWiz. In fact, Samsung has designed the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that would easily defeat the iPhone 8, expected to be announced in September 2017.
Spec Rumors About The Upcoming iPhone 8
According to sources, Apple will release the iPhone 8 in the coming 10th anniversary of the release of the first iPhone in 2007. In this new version, there are rumors that the company will give the iPhone a complete overhaul in terms of design specifications. For instance, it will remove the home button from the face of the phone. Moreover, there are reports that the screen-to-body ratio of this new iPhone will be a lot more impressive in comparison to the 83% presented in the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
New Features of the Upcoming iPhone 8
- New touch ID scanner is expected to be embedded in the display
- New A11 processor with lightning-fast performance
- New cameras to be installed on the front and back
- New attractive augmented reality features
iPhone 8 Feature People Want To See
As far as speed is concerned, one thing that iPhone users might not experience just yet is the Gigabit LTE features. According to CNET, the upcoming iPhone models might not be able to support what the faster wireless standard carriers are working to release soon. This is termed as Gigabit LTE, a theoretically top data transfer speed of 1Gbps. This is the new standard being tested in the U.S. by wireless carriers these days.
The sad thing about iPhone 8 is that it can’t match the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in terms of support for the new faster wireless standard. This is due to the fact that the iPhone 8 might not support the faster upload and download speeds that will be offered by Gigabit LTE. Several other Android mobile devices to be launched this year will also be Gigabit LTE compatible.
Good News for Apple Fans
Well, as far as Apple is concerned about the upcoming release of iPhone 8, users might not have to worry about Gigabit LTE for now. In fact, next-gen tech such as this will only be crucial if there are more data-hungry services already rolled out. The sad thing is there are none yet, so that might change the perception of people about Gigabit LTE or 5G compatibility in their devices. Perhaps the competition between the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 might be decided once Apple unveils their own product later in the year.