The Samsung-Apple rivalry is heating up once again with Samsung’s decision to prepone its Galaxy Note 5 launch to August, just ahead of Apple’s new iPhone release. (Disclaimer: The featured images are concept images)
It was a source inside the South Korea based Samsung Electronics Co that confirmed the rescheduled launch date of the new Galaxy Note phablet instead of the usual September launch. This time, the launch event will be conducted in one of the major US cities instead of the regular IFA conference in Berlin.
The move is speculated to be an attempt to revive sales after the company’s annual profit hit a three-year low in 2014. As HDC Asset Management fund manager Park Jung-hoon said, “I don’t know how much the earlier launch will help boost the company’s average selling price for smartphones, but this suggests that Samsung will work hard to maintain its market share for the high-end market.”
Up until now, only rumours of the tech specs of the new Note are available. It is said to have a metallic body with glass panels much like the recently launched Galaxy S6 phones and stunning 4K resolution display with the following features:
- 7-inch Quad HD display
- Snapdragon Qualcomm processor with Exynos 7422 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 20-27 MP rear camera
- TOUCH ID button and retina scanner with 8K video
- bottom edge speakers
- 4100 mAh battery
The company has yet to confirm the features or release any specific details but you can be sure we will update you once they are out.