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An Android mascot is seen in front of a displayed logo of Apple in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 5, 2015. Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to be launched this month with a 5.1-inch and 6.2-inch curved Super AMOLED display and a superb QHD+ resolution. OnePlus 5 is also expected to be launched with some pretty incredible specs that can very well compete with the Samsung flagships. Also in line is the most-expected smartphone from Cupertino tech giant Apple, and it is none other than the iPhone 8.

It will be interesting to see how the three smartphones compete against each other. While Samsung and Apple have a strong fan following and brand loyalists, OnePlus has always been able to surprise gadget enthusiasts with the latest specs whenever it releases a flagship. The Samsung phone may be announced on March 29 and the iPhone 8 in September. There are rumours that the OnePlus 5 handset will also be released later this year. If one is not a brand loyalist and wants to choose among the three, here’s a comparison.

The OnePlus 5 handset could be released with a 5.5-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display, similar to Galaxy S7 Edge. Screen resolution hasn’t been revealed yet, though a 1440p QHD resolution is highly likely. The Galaxy smartphones, along with Apple iPhone 8, are said to be dropping the physical Home button. The fingerprint scanner in the Samsung handsets may also be moved to the rear side. S8 and S8 Plus may have dual-curved edge-to-edge design and a higher screen-to-body ratio.

Apple is said to be working on three iPhones for this year, one being the special 10th anniversary edition. This is likely to be the iPhone 8 that may come with wireless charging features and a glass body. An AMOLED display with fingerprint scanner embedded in the display is also expected. The Galaxy and OnePlus sets will run on Android 7.0 Nougat and pack the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. For the global markets, Samsung may release an Exynos 8995 SoC variant. Apple will surely be using the A11 processor and iOS 11.

As far as the RAM capacities are concerned, the Galaxy phone may feature a 4GB RAM, the OnePlus phone a 6/8GB RAM and iPhone X, a 2/4GB RAM. Apple always uses a lesser RAM than its Android counterparts but provides the same level of performance, if not more. Internal storage capacities of the phones will range from 32GB to 128GB. Price-wise, there will be a lot of difference as OnePlus will have a considerably lower price, writes GIZBOT. In terms of camera, all three phones are going to sport superb megapixels and features.