Gérard M.B. Péan
A few days after the iPhone 5 was announced, Samsung is preparing to roll out a new version of it’s flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S, the phone t has established itself as Apple’s main competitor.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be unveiled in February 2013 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
“Among the Galaxy S4’s features will be a 5-inch screen, slightly larger than the display on the popular Galaxy S III and a full inch bigger than the iPhone 5, the report said. It will have more powerful hardware and software”. It’s been leaked that a quad-core Exynos processor will power the device, Android will be the operating system, and it will support 4G LTE networks all over the world.
“Phones running Google’s Android operating system have been outselling the iPhone for some time. But that’s a fragmented field that includes dozens of phones of varying quality. No single handset has established itself as a serious rival to Apple’s phone.
The Galaxy S III has made perhaps the best claim. Last month, the company announced it had sold more than 20 million units in three months, making September the first month since the release of the iPhone 4S that it wasn’t the world’s top-selling smartphone.
Snap reviews of the iPhone 5 have been somewhat mixed, at least among the tech media. Many who got a hands-on demo at Apple’s Wednesday announcement praised its slimmer, lighter design, bigger display and faster processor. Others said the device failed to produce groundbreaking advances at a moment when Apple, perhaps for the first time ever, finds itself needing to catch up with features available on other phones”.
At the same time Apple ha managed to do extremely well with iPhone5. “Pre-orders of the iPhone 5 “sold out” almost instantly (an admittedly arbitrary feat considering Apple controls the supply), with orders topping 2 million in the first 24 hours. That’s double the 1 million for last year’s iPhone 4S in the same time period”.