Next month Samsung will introduce the newest model of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S8. Because at the moment this device is considered as the most advanced in the line of smartphones of the South Korean company and one of the best in the Android ecosystem, many thematic publications was undertaken to compare it with the iPhone 7.
In fact, the Galaxy S8 some of its parameters will directly copy its nearest rival and main “ideological enemy” from Apple. Such a comparison is caused by the rumors of a force-sensitive touch screen, stereo speakers and 256 GB of memory in the top configuration. Critics of the South Korean manufacturer accused it of “permanent plagiarism”. Defenders of the brand, on the contrary, recall that the stereo speakers in the smartphone appeared long before the iPhone 7.
Android fans have already named the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 not found in the current flagship iPhone 7. There are among them as quite useful in real life, and a very controversial function.
1. AMOLED-display “edge to edge”
About the advantages and disadvantages of AMOLED and LCD, you can talk for a long time. If we leave aside technology and directly to consider another important parameter displays that there is, apparently, the South Korean unit will be able to surpass the iPhone 7. We are talking about the ratio of screen area to the area of the front panel. Display Galaxy S8 a diagonal of 5.8 inches will occupy almost the entire front panel, so the manufacturer will be able to fit a larger screen in a relatively compact package.
As for resolution, the Samsung device will also be found. Screen IPS LCD 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has a resolution of 1334 × 750 pixels (326 ppi) and the iPhone 7 Plus – 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi). At the time, like the Galaxy S8 screen made by technology Super AMOLED and will boast higher resolution and pixel density per inch – 2560 × 1440 pixels (506 ppi).
2. Feature Always On Display
Galaxy S8 will inherit from its predecessor to feature Always-On Display. Its essence lies in the fact that the display is in a locked state always displays the time, date, calendar, battery charging time etc. That is typical Always-On Display could be a feature of all South Korean smartphones with Super AMOLED, but is a feature only of new models.
3. Scanner iris
Galaxy S8 will come with a iris scanner eye, first implemented in the Galaxy Note 7. To unlock your gadget it will be enough to bring at a distance of 25-30 cm-to-face and look at the two circles at the top of the screen. The red light indicates the scanner work. If it fails, you can enter a regular pattern.
This technology provides 1000 times higher accuracy than the fingerprint scanner used in iPhone. Apple, according to rumors, does not consider it appropriate to introduce iris scanner in its current form and working on improving it.
4. Fast charging technology Quick Charge 4.0
Samsung Galaxy S7 supports quick charging. 10 minutes spent by smartphone power adapter will provide up to 4 hours of battery life. In the next generation rumored to debut even more advanced technology Quick Charge 4.0, providing 5 hours of battery life in 5 minutes connect to the power adapter.
5. Voice assistant with artificial intelligence
Galaxy S8 will get a system of artificial intelligence under the name Bixby or Samsung Hello. According to the developers, Bixby is able to handle more complex queries than Siri. Tight integration with various software and services may contribute to the development of such technologies.
In January, Samsung has accidentally confirmed the ability Bixby with a payment service, Samsung Pay. After it became known that the voice assistant will be able to recognize objects and text captured in the field of view of the camera of the smartphone. According to rumors, the Galaxy S8 will be a separate button to call Bixby.