Some recent forecasts suggest that iPhone 8 surpasses Galaxy S8 in sales. Here, we’ll explain you how the next iPhone is beating Samsung in the latest war for smartphone supremacy.
As two of the biggest smartphone producers in the world, Apple and Samsung have billions of admirers and their product launches have the eyes of the world set upon them. Both companies will be going head-to-head this year with their flagship devices – iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8. But which of the two devices will handle to get sold in more numbers?
In the battle of iPhone 8 Vs Galaxy S8, it’s quite difficult to guess the winner’s name. However, it seems that the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has an idea about this. He reportedly said in an investor note Apple’s new generation of iPhone will achieve far more momentum in the marketplace once launched. He further explained how iPhone 8 surpasses Galaxy S8, calling the predicted OLED iPhone a “bigger draw for consumers” than last year’s iPhone 7.
Kuo mentioned that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will witness a weaker demand than its predecessor – Galaxy S7. He said that one of the reasons for this is that last year, the company announced only one flagship device as the Galaxy Note 7 was inhibited from the market due to faulty batteries. Another reason stated by Kuo is that S8 will face severe competition from Apple, as the Cupertino-based tech giant will be debuting as many as three smartphones this year.
While explaining Samsung Galaxy S8 features, he added that the device lacks “sufficiently appealing selling points” given that its main highlight is only a larger display. The estimated shipment of Galaxy S8 is around 40-45 million units in 2017, which is lower than that of S7’s 52 million units.
Apart from this, Kuo also explained Apple’s iPhone 8 features. He said that iPhone 8 surpasses Galaxy S8 by featuring new glass-based design, wireless charging, and a new ‘functional’ area instead of the fingerprint sensor. You can read all the features of iPhone 8 at New iPhone 8 leak explains significant feature changes.
It is also rumored that Samsung is getting closer to launch its foldable smartphone. The company will likely start manufacturing prototype units of the handset in Q3 this year. It will be producing a large number of units that will be supplied to various partners to get the feedback.