The iPhone 8 could be the most exciting smartphone of the year and it’s just around the corner, with Apple set to announce the new handset on Tuesday September 12.
But as the iPhone 8 has already been heavily leaked we're not expecting many surprises, so we already have a fairly good idea of the likely specs, design and features of the phone.
With that in mind we can already take a good guess at how it’s likely to compare to 2017’s other massive hit – the Samsung Galaxy S8. So, based on leaks and rumors this is how we think Apple’s next flagship will stand up to the S8, at least on paper.
iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 design
If rumors are right the iPhone 8 will have more visually in common with the Samsung Galaxy S8 than any previous iPhone.
It’s expected to have a glass back, a metal frame and an all-screen front. And when we say all-screen, we mean it. Images suggest the only real bezel will be a small notch at the top housing the front-facing camera and sensors.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 also has a glass back and a metal frame, and it too has a screen-filled front, though not quite to the same extent, as there are narrow strips of bezel above and below the screen. It also has a curved display, while the iPhone 8 is largely expected to retain a flat screen.
We’re not totally confident of the iPhone 8’s dimensions just yet, but one rumor puts it at 143.59 x 70.94 x 7.57mm, which would make it shorter, slightly wider and a tiny bit slimmer than the 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm Samsung Galaxy S8. Read more..