Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has prepared a report for investors regarding the flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8. He has previously stated that the submitted in March, Galaxy S8 will be less attractive to consumers, but now changed their forecasts concerning the volume and import of South Korean unit.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a competitor to the iPhone 8 will be the phablet Note 8, which Samsung will introduce in the second half. Feature of the device will be dual camera on the rear panel of c 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel lens. Both will get a 6-lens lens and optical image stabilization will support a 3-times optical zoom. According to the analyst, the camera on the Note 8 is better than the iPhone 7 Plus, and “will be able to compete with the iPhone’s camera is 8”.
The analyst also changed the forecasts of supply Galaxy S8 this year. If earlier it was expected shipments at the level of 40-45 million units, now projected to be 50-55 million High demand for the device, Kuo explains the appeal of “infinite” display that can compensate for such things as a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel and no dual camera.
According to rumors, the iPhone 8 will also receive a display almost the entire front panel. Apple plans to integrate Touch ID into the screen, but due to technical problems, the sensor can be moved to the rear panel.
The analyst believes that the flagship Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8 contribute to the spread full-screen form factor in the segment of high-end smartphones.