Dec 13, 2016 07:32 AM EST
iPhone 8, Galaxy S8: Most-Prominent Flagships in 2017 with OLED Display, Bezel-Less Design; Everything You Need to Know!
iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 may not yet appear but the thoughts and rumors have swirled around the web for quite some time. Here's everything you need to know about the two most-prominent flagships in 2017.
iPhone 8 Rumored Specs, Price and Release Date: The Roundup
Rumor has it that the Cupertino giant prepares three variants of iPhone 8 next year. Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has spilled the details of each handset.
One will sport 4.7-inch display and single lens optic, the bigger handset will get dual lens camera module and 5.5-inch screen size; and last but not least, the most premium model that will have OLED display and dual lens camera module, according to MacWorld
Other radical overhauls include wireless charging feature and bezel-less design. Currently, there is no other handset being globally distributed with such edge-less screen except the concept phone, Xiaomi Mi Mix.
The iPhone 8 pricing will likely go above iPhone 7 price range according to Forbes. Apple's upcoming flagships may see the light of day sometime in September 2017 based on the company's pattern in launching new devices each year.
Galaxy S8 Rumored Specs, Price and Release Date: The Roundup
iPhone 8 isn't the only rumored device to sport bezel-less design. Samsung's upcoming flagship could be introduced earlier than Apple's. Galaxy S8 is reportedly being prepared for a Q1 2017 release.
Aside from the reported Snapdragon 835 SoC, Samsung could be equipping Galaxy S8 with its own voice assistant developed by Viv Labs, as reported by Bloomberg. There has been rumor about dual-lens camera module but it seems that Samsung has put the idea aside due to the high cost in manufacturing such device.
iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8: What We Know So Far
If the OLED rumor ever comes into fruition, both flagships are expected to come with thinner dimension and sharper display. The devices will also be power-efficient as they take advantage from the organic light emitting diode.
As far as the price is concerned, Galaxy S8 price could start from $850 whilst iPhone 8 will likely sell for $900 for the base model.