The recently released LG G6 is rumored to have met such warm reception that Samsung is reportedly threatened that the other brand will overtake its reputation of being the bestselling Android phone. Does the latter have a valid reason to think that its position as the top brand is in danger?
While no specifications have been released yet about the Galaxy S8, it seems that the LG G6 was designed specifically to compete with the upcoming flagship phone of Samsung. Gone are the modular design and plastic build identified with LG phones. In its place is a full metal body designed for both look and functionality. Not only is the new build sleeker, it also effectively made this phone waterproof. The G6 however, retained its predecessor's back positioning of the fingerprint scanner, which, rumors say, is also where the Galaxy S8's is placed.
Both LG and Samsung also seemed to put a lot of emphasis on the screen size of their flagship phones. Both devices no longer bear a dedicated home button, which makes for larger screens.
LG seems to have a slight edge over Samsung in terms of battery capacity. The former has 3,300 mAh, while the latter is rumored to bear a 3,250 mAh battery. Samsung, meanwhile, has the advantage when it comes to the processor. The Galaxy S8 is rumored to carry either the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 9 chip, both of which are the arguably the best in the market right now. LG G6, on the other hand, comes with a Snapdragon 821, which, while is also a good chipset, although not as powerful as the two chips Samsung will reportedly use.
Samsung also seems to have an advantage in terms of memory, as the device is rumored to have two variants — 64 GB and 128 GB — that are also expandable via microSD. LG G6, on the other hand, offers a 32 GB and a 64 GB unit, although both have MicroSD support as well. Galaxy S8, on the other hand, is not yet unveiled, although it is expected that it will be more expensive compared to the latter.