Neither Samsung nor Apple confirmed a fixed date for the release of their new devices but all signs are pointing to August and September. While the court battle between these two big companies continues, neither of them wants to lose sight of the competition. Recent reports indicate that the Korean company is planning to hijack iPhone 5’s possible successful launch.
Reuters reported on Thursday, August 2nd, that Samsung is planning to unveil its next generation Galaxy Note (popularly referred to as Galaxy Note II) on August 29th, a couple of days ahead of Europe’s biggest electronics fair IFA. On the other hand, Apple was reportedly planning to launch iPhone 5 on September 12th. If both companies pursue with their plans, then it is logical that Galaxy Note II will arrive earlier than iPhone 5 which is expected to greatly affect the sales of Apple’s most advanced smartphone.
Analysts believe that the legal war between these two companies is one way to eliminate each other to lead in the competition. But with the South Korean able to sell 10 million units of Galaxy S3 within two months, the Cupertino-based tech titan is facing a great pressure to reclaim supremacy in the smartphone market with the benchmark raised so high that no other manufacturers could come close to breaking it.
Reports said Galaxy Note II will feature an unbreakable 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, faster processor featuring Samsung’s Exynos quad-core CPU, powerful battery, high-megapixel camera and the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS; features that could surely attract smartphone lovers. Samsung is forced to release this handset just to pose a competition against Apple in the market. Its way of defeating other key players is by releasing powerful devices offered at a lower price range. The Galaxy S3 alone have converted thousands, if not millions, of iOS users.
There is no sufficient information about the specs of iPhone 5 but tech enthusiasts believe it would also come with more powerful processor and Retina Display. The company is eyeing October as the perfect time to release the fifth generation of its popular smartphone. The question is, could Galaxy Note II spoil iPhone 5’s sales?