Samsung’s latest flagship phone — the Galaxy S8 — is on the horizon. That is if the rumors are about the specifications of the device, it will surely be an amazing device. We’re comparing the rumored specs of the Galaxy S8 to it’s older brother S7 and let’s see how they might compare and if it’s worth the upgrade.

Design

We’ve already seen the Galaxy S8 in its full glory, even the latest iteration of the TouchWiz so we can compare this easily. The S8 features very slim bezels, a home button built into the display and a dedicated personal assistant side-button dubbed as Bixby.

It still has the similar metal and glass combination design of the S7 but despite the similar dimensions, it will have a larger screen because it will also occupy the space taken by the physical home button.

Other changes of the S8 compared to the S7 is it will now sport a USB Type-C port and it will also come with an AKG earphones right out of the box to give you the best listening experience. Also, the S8 will sport the iris scanner found in the exploding Note 7.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a 5.8-inch screen and is obviously bigger that then 5.1-inch screen found in the Galaxy S7. The S8 will also have a curved display similar to it’s bigger brother and the previous Note 7 rather than a flat screen found in the S7.

As for the screen itself, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 1440 x 2960 resolution on a Super AMOLED Quad-HD + Infinity display panel with 568 ppi. Compared to the S7, they almost have the similar resolutions except for the height as the S8 is longer. The S7 has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 and a higher density of 577 ppi.

The protection on the Galaxy S8 has also been upgraded to a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 compared to the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 found on the S7.

Camera

Unfortunately, the S8 won’t feature a dual rear camera setup as it will have the same camera from the previous S7 — 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash and an f/1.7 aperture.

Luckily, the front camera is a different story. The S8 will have an upgrade on megapixels — from 5MP to 8MP shooter. They both have the same f/1.7 aperture but the S8 will feature an autofocus instead of the fixed focus of the S7.

Hardware

As everyone expects, the S8 will boast more power and upgraded components from the S7. The S8 has the latest Samsung Exynos 8895 64-bit octa-core CPU (4 ARM Cortext A53 1.6GHz + 4 Exnos M1 2.3GHz) and the Mali G71MP20 GPU while the Galaxy S7 has older Exynos 8890 Octa-core CPU (4 Mongoose 2.3GHz  & 4 Cortex-A53 1.6GHz ) and Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. We don’t have a benchmarks scores yet, but the Galaxy S8 will surely run faster than the S7, we just don’t know by how much. Both will have 4GB of RAM.

As for the battery, both devices will have 3,000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery. It’s unfortunate that the numbers didn’t change, but because Samsung used the latest processor, it will surely have longer screen time.

The S8 will also have the same IP68 rating like the S7.

Software

Both devices should have similar experience but the updated TouchWiz will make the S8 look more cleaner and bearable if you’re not into that kind of thing. For the operating system, the S8 will come out of the box with an Android 7.0 Nougat, while the S7 is currently running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Of course you’ll find features such as WiFi, bluetooth, NFC, Fast Wireless Charging, Fingerpring scanner on the both devices.

Conclusion

The S8 is looking pretty darn good with it’s own virtual assistant, addition of iris scanners, and faster processing power. If you don’t care about these features then you’re good with the previous S7, but if you want to get the latest innovations from Samsung, the Galaxy S8 will be a heck of a buy.

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