A journalist walks at the Samsung booth during a media preview day at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, September 5, 2013. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

While the world waits to praise the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship, there might be a silent assassin raring to be unleashed. It’s none other than the LG G6 smartphone, which is expected to sport some very impressive specs.

While the Galaxy S8 could be a tech marvel, the G6 may turn out to be the show-stealer. Both handsets have had their share of leaks, showing the massive interest in the devices. The pair marks a new era as they are expected to bring a major shift in smartphone design after years of same designs.

According to PhoneArena, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 will be all-screen phones, and this has in particular fuelled fan interest in the devices. The Samsung flagship is expected to be unveiled on March 29 whereas the LG flagship will be on Feb. 26 at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Galaxy S8 is at an advantage at the very onset due to Samsung’s questionable decision to hold back the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipsets until the flagship is released. This has put the LG G6 in a spot of bother as it was previously expected to sport the same chip.

Hence, LG may to be content with a Snapdragon 821 processor as G6 is the one being unveiled first. The Galaxy S8’s all-screen, bezel-less design has created quite a buzz and reports suggest that the smartphone will release with two much bigger displays. The 5.8 and 6.2-inch models are already in the works. Due to a changed aspect ratio, the phone will be taller and narrower though the overall size won’t grow out of hand. Interestingly, the 5.8-inch handset has the same width as the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7.

Despite LG G5’s unimpressive sales, LG has a big advantage. It can capitalise on the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco to discourage consumers indirectly and turn them in its favour to buy the LG G6. LG has dropped G5’s modular design architecture and will have a 90+ percent screen-to-body ratio. Some argue this is even better than the Galaxy S8.

G6’s 5.7-inch display will also have a new 18:9 aspect ratio, making it taller, narrower and comfortable. Moreover, LG G6 will be the first phone to have Google Assistant, a feature only sported by Google Pixel phones.

LG G6 could be made water-resistant and may come with a dual rear camera setup with a secondary, super-wide angle lens and 3.5mm headphone jack. LG G6 has a golden opportunity here as it can beat the Galaxy S8 because of the first-mover advantage. However, Galaxy S8’s brand new Bixby personal assistant will be a big leap forward in terms of speed and accuracy. It is also expected to feature a pressure-sensitive display though the fingerprint scanner won’t be embedded into the display.

The biggest feature of the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone would be the DeX docking mode that will allow the device to be connected to an external monitor and be used as a desktop. In terms of other specs, both phones are pretty similar. GSMArena has shared a detailed specs comparison of the two handsets. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones.