But will it turn out to be?
The Galaxy S8 comes to the table with a 5.8-inch 570 ppi display working at 2960x1440 resolution. On the Galaxy Note 8, it makes a huge difference when using the tele lens, and I'm willing to bet it'll be similarly beneficial with the iPhone X, if not more so. It won't be long before you see wireless charging in cars, airports, restaurants and hotel rooms across the world.
OLED displays, again, are fairly standard on competing devices, and hard to give up once you're used to their pure blacks and vivid colors. Such was the confidence in the FaceID. The Note8 aims to restore the popular yet sullied Note series to its former glory - and with a new design, updated S Pen and extra features there's plenty to excite. Gadget producers obtain ideas constantly, and when they do, we as a whole get a lift.
Powering the package is a 3,300 mAh battery which Samsung claims has been subjected to an 8-point battery checks to ensure that it does not blow up while sitting in your pocket.
The True Depth camera also brings Portrait Mode to the X's selfie-enhancing front snapper but it's on the back where the magic happens. Apple's iPhone X production is estimated to slowdown due to the high demand and since the American brand does not want Samsung to have a bargaining advantage, they are looking for new partners to produce OLED panels. It sounds wild, but companies are already at work on this vision. Pulling up my phone at night, the slow loading of a news page would make me wonder why exactly I was beaming phone light into my eyes instead of reading a book. It kind of reminds me of the positioning of the original MacBook Air, or the new MacBook, when those two devices were first introduced - tomorrow's tech, available today, but for a bit more money and with a few trade-offs as a result of being ahead of its time.
It's raining smartphones this week and we have some of the best handsets now available in the market.
The iPhone 9 is missing.
The X's headline feature is its "edge-to-edge" display, which dramatically increases the device's screen-to-body ratio, keeping it compact. Will the phone still identify me correctly? At $999 (in India, it is likely to cost Rs 89,000) for the 64GB and $1,149 (Rs 1,02,000) for the 256GB variant, the device is the most expensive iPhone ever. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, have almost the same life as the iPhone 7 Plus.
With the iPhone X, Apple has also boosted resolution and pixel density, from 1,334 x 750 (326 pixels per inch) on the iPhone 8 and 1,920 x 1,080 (401 pixels per inch), to a much sharper 2,436 x 1,125 (458 pixels per inch). At 5.8 inches, the Galaxy S8's display is the same size as that of the iPhone X, while the Galaxy S8+'s 6.2-inch screen is slightly larger.
The X isn't out yet, but it's clear that a lot of consumers don't feel entirely comfortable with Face ID, as they feel it might not be as reliable as Touch ID - especially in particularly dark or bright conditions - or as secure as it.
As well as beating Apple to the punch, Samsung has done a much better job of making an all-screen phone too.
Apple, for example, managed to get rid of the home button and cram its suite of electronics for Face ID into a small notch on the top center of the screen.
It comes with an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP primary camera, 5MP secondary camera and is MIL-STD-810G compliant.
Pre-orders will open on Sept. 15 for the iPhone 8 ($699) and the iPhone 8 Plus ($799) and shipping will be by Sept. 22.
The battle for smartphone innovation continues. Edge to Edge display will soon become a norm in smartphone industry.
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