The smartphone industry’s top two players, Apple and Samsung, will unveil their new flagship phones this summer. Rumored features of iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have been widely discussed and now KDB Daewoo Securities has published a new note detailing the features.
Apple is expected to launch iPhone 6 with a larger display size to enter the “phablet” market. The new phone from the Cupertino, Calif. based company will feature A8 (64-bit) chip with 2GB RAM. Front facing camera could get a 3.2 megapixel sensor and rear-camera could remain the same as iPhone 5S.
Samsung on the other hand is expected to give a tough competition to Apple with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon or an octal-core 64-bit Exynos S0C clocked at 2GHz. The difference is rumored specification could be attributed to the fact that Samsung offers different models for various regions and carriers. The Korean smartphone giant is also expected to offer 5.2 – 5.25 inch AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel WQHD display. Galaxy S5 could feature 3GB RAM, 3.2 front-facing camera, 16-megapixel rear camera and a massive 3,200 mAh battery.
Comparing these leaked features Samsung clearly wins in processor speed, resolution and RAM. However, it’s interesting to note that even in the current generation of smartphones offered by Apple, iPhone doesn’t necessarily offer the best tech “specs” but continues to offer superior performance and customer satisfaction.
Apple has never put emphasis on or advertised RAM and processor speed. The company continues to focus more on user experience and what you can accomplish with the high-end technology. Unlike Apple, Samsung’s marketing strategy puts a lot of focus on its hardware specifications.
Apple and Samsung continue to dominate the smartphone market share making it difficult for other players to catch significant market. The intense competition and fight to capture more share could only lead to more innovation which will only lead to better and more affordable technology.