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The Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation of flagship smartphones at a press conference in New York City. With each year comes the inevitable battle between Apple and Samsung. And with each release it is usually Apple that edges out over Samsung for the most powerful and popular device.  Apple’s in-house chips and the smooth, intuitive iOS software reign supreme each year up until the next generation of iPhones are released. It seems that this year, things may change with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Galaxy S8 Image from BGR.com

Two seperate Geekbench 4 Benchmark tests have been run on the unreleased Galaxy S8 and, without diving deep into the technical side of the tests - they're very impressive.

The tests were run on the international version of the S8 which is run by Samsung's Exynos 8895 processor. However, there were also earlier tests run on the US version of the S8+, which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which were equally impressive.

Galaxy S8 Image from BGR.com

These early tests are a big victory for Samsung - but only on paper. It is yet to be seen if the newest installment of the Galaxy series can win over the rabid fan base of the iPhone. Performance test only mean so much. They fail to guage real world appeal and popularity.

Apple products have recently been under increasing skepticism due to seemingly blatant money grabbing attempts. Primarily, being the exclusion of a headphone jack on the new iPhone 7 - forcing loyal Apple consumers to purchase additional hardware to use existing accessories. This falter in the seemingly unstoppable Apple craze may prove to be the perfect opportunity for Samsung to capture market share with the Galaxy S8.

iphone 7 3.5 mm jack Image from DaileyExpress.com

Only time will tell how the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will fare in the global smarphone market. What are your thoughts on the new device? Let us know in the comments!

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