• Samsung Said to Debut its Galaxy Note 5 Prior to Apple's September iPhone Refresh

    According to a recent report, Samsung is planning to move up the announcement of its next-gen Galaxy Note smartphone to mid-August in an attempt to preempt the publicity of Apple’s usual September iPhone refresh. The South Korean electronics company is likely hoping to avoid the situation it ran into last year according to The Wall Street Journal, where the company introduced the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA Berlin Conference in early September but was upstaged just a few days later when Apple unveiled the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

    Although the Note 4 announcement came before the iPhone last year, Samsung’s device wasn’t able to get into the hands of consumers until after Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus was already widely available around the world. The new upcoming fifth-generation Note will premiere at a special event in the US, although a city hasn’t been chosen just yet.

    Samsung typically times phone announcements for large industry conference such as IFA Berlin or the Mobile World Congress which takes place in Barcelona. The Galaxy Note 5 could signal that the company is shifting towards what Apple, Google and Microsoft do, which is to hold their own press event for major products. For a period of time, Apple did the same at Macworld conferences but ended up swapping their plans after the January 2009 event where it launched things such as a 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro and DRM-free music on iTunes. Apple doesn’t even participate in industry shows like CES or Mobile World Congress.

    The Cupertino California company is expected to make modest updates to the iPhone lineup keeping the same display sizes while boosting RAM, processing power and camera quality. The only major addition is predicted to be Force Touch, which could potentially extend to interface possibilities for iOS apps in the future.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Said to Debut its Galaxy Note 5 Prior to Apple's September iPhone Refresh started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Competition is so fun to watch between these two
    1. psxcancer's Avatar
      psxcancer -
      Something tells me, even if the galaxy note was available at the same time as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung still would've done poorly. Sorry Samsung
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