One of the features in the Samsung Galaxy S8 cannot be found at Apple’s iPhone 8, which will be released later this year.
CNET noted that iPhone 8 processing speed will be slower than Galaxy S8. It is likely that the iPhone 8 will not support ‘Gigabit LTE’, which supports the improved speed of the Galaxy S8.
Samsung installed Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung’s own built-in Exynos 8895 AP (Mobile Application Processor) on the Galaxy S8 series. Both chips support Gigabit LTE with 1 gigabit per second rate. This is 10 times faster than LTE, 4G (4G) mobile communication.
But Intel, one of the chip suppliers Apple uses for the iPhone, does not support Gigabit LTE until next year. If Apple uses Qualcomm and Intel chips as before, it will only slow down the iPhone with Intel chips. CNET predicted that “Apple could slow down the Qualcomm chip and move towards not supporting Gigabit LTE on all iPhones.” If the iPhone does not support Gigabit LTE as expected by CNET, it can be calculated that the iPhone 8 will be slower than the Galaxy S8.
Of course, even if you do not have Gigabit LTE right now, there is no big impact. According to CNET, global carriers are expected to finalize Gigabit LTE deployments by 2018. However, if iPhone 8 does not support Gigabit LTE, iPhone users will not be able to benefit from faster network speeds.
“If your smartphone does not support Gigabit LTE, it will improve your network speed and slow down your connection,” CNET said. “That’s one of the reasons to consider when you need to use your phone over the next few years.”