Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 Release Date, Specs, Features, News & Update: Samsung’s New Digital Assistant Better than Siri? Apple Smartphone Better?

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Nov 08, 2016 08:51 AM EST

Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to go head to head against Apple's iPhone 8 in the tight smartphone market next year. Despite the continued silence from both tech giants regarding their upcoming flagship smartphone releases, several reports have already revealed some of the key specs and features. According to the latest reports, Samsung will feature a new digital assistant that would compete with Apple's Siri, which has become very popular since its launching many years ago.

There are speculations suggesting that Samsung is trying to come up with a game changing feature to redeem its reputation following the Samsung Galaxy Note controversy. In a report by 9to5Google, the South Korean tech giant is said to include the service of an artificial intelligence digital assistant similar to Apple's Siri on its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. However, the company is allegedly planning on developing the new AI with a major twist to separate the new feature from Apple's existing digital assistant and make sure it has an advantage over iPhone 8.

As of the moment, Samsung has yet to confirm the reports regarding its new AI feature; however, the executive vice president of Samsung Mobile Rhee In-jong explained that the new amazing feature included in Samsung Galaxy S8 will be different from the usual services consumers found in the market today. Nonetheless, Samsung is definitely doing its best to make sure its new flagship device has better features than iPhone 8. Apple has been rumored to develop the best iPhone to celebrate its 10 anniversary next year.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 8 Specs

According to several speculations, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 will run on a Snapdragon 830 processor from Qualcomm paired with 4 GB of RAM for the basic model and 6 GB of RAM for the high-end variant. On the other hand, the new iPhone 8 is expected to run on Apple's latest A10X processor paired with a sizeable amount of RAM.

As of the moment, both Apple and Samsung have yet to make the flagship smartphones official. Stay tuned for more news and updates about Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8.

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