Rumours , rumours and rumours and that is how they do it these days. But finally the date the whole world has been waiting for is here with us. Today Samsung will be launching its new flagship smartphone Galaxy SIV, which many analysts expect to shatter all the known Smartphone sales records in the next few months after the launch. Just a day before the launch Apple Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller came out swinging to rubbish the Android ecosystem, calling it fragmented, lacks integration, and offers poor experience. As you can see Apple is in defensive mood and that should tell you more about Galaxy SIV.
Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn’t as good as an iPhone. […] When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with. They don’t work seamlessly together.
I think Apple is right to fear this given the fact that for the first time Samsung has chosen Apple’s backyard of New York, US to launch its new flagship phone. On top of that they have created hype about the phone which for the first time, I think has overtaken Apple’s own version. It will be interesting to see the rate of sales of the S4 compared to the earlier Galaxy S series.
Back to the magic of the Galaxy SIV and the consensus is, S4 looks like a Note II and S3 fused together. According to Bloomberg the phone will sport a 5-inch screen, slightly larger than the one on last year’s S3. The version to be sold in U.S. will use Qualcomm Inc.’s quad-core chip while for the other markets, it will rely on Samsung’s “octacore” eight-core chip.
Galaxy S4, is expected to run on the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1. And the camera is also getting better, with Galaxy SIV expected to have 13-megapixel camera, up from 8 megapixels in the S3