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Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Galaxy S7: Upgrades And Downgrades Of Samsung’s Next Flagship Phones

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Samsung obviously wants the best features for their avid customers. This is the main reason why their flagship phones always have something new to offer. This fact prompted the question of how different Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ would be compared to its predecessors Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Three weeks before the actual launch of the new flagship phones, a number of its features are already out online. Most of those are better than what the previous Samsung handsets had. But, there are also some setbacks that would somehow disappoint consumers. So, without further ado, here is a quick comparison of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ to last year’s flagship smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Vs Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Let us start with the upgrades, as WCCFTech reported. From last year’s Snapdragon 820, the upcoming handsets will sport Snapdragon 835 for both the standard and the upsize edition. The internal storage will also be bigger than the predecessors with 64GB compared to only 32GB. Same goes with the expandable storage. From S7 and S7 Edge’s capacity of 250GB, it will now be at 256GB.

Furthermore, display resolution has also been upgraded from 2560×1440 to 2960×1440. Front cameras have also been improved from 5MP to 8MP. Lastly, the screen size of the upcoming handsets is massive compared to its predecessors. From 5.1 and 5.5 inches, Samsung expanded it to 5.8 and 6.2 inches.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Now, if there are several improvements on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, there are also some features that have not changed. Included on that list is the phone’s RAM which remains at 4GB. Rear camera resolution will also be similar to its predecessor sporting 12MP with f/1.7 aperture. The handsets will also boast OIS, Laser, and Phasedetection Autofocus just like the S7 and S7 edge.

On a bad note, changes are not just about upgrades because there are two features that are a step down from its previous capability. Batteries of S8 and S7 are the same at 3000mAh, but for the bigger version, it will only be at 3500mAh compared to 3600mAh of S7 Edge. That would somehow be a huge step back considering that these updates need to be supported by more powerful batteries.

Generally, it is pretty obvious that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have better features compared to its predecessors. Now, pre-orders will officially start on March 30 and will roll out on April 21, said The Verge. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: Which Slim Android Phone Should You Buy?

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