Samsung may be preparing to unveil the Galaxy S5 release date very soon, but it looks like many consumers are saving their money for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release instead. On the other side of the pond, iPhone fanatics are once again gearing up to jump aboard the annual iPhone release bandwagon, with the inevitable iPhone 6 release date.
The obvious question that we want to know though, is what device you are most looking forward to. The battle of Samsung Vs Apple could take on a even bigger meaning in 2014, with both companies set to offer massive upgrades to their respective devices.
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Based on Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 rumors, it could be a very exciting time indeed for consumers. Galaxy Note 4 specs are continuing to drop, suggesting that Samsung could be preparing to differentiate from the Galaxy S5 by unleashing the Note 4 with a 4K display.
On top of that, we could see RAM boundaries on a smartphone broken in a massive way, with 4GB of RAM already being discussed for Samsung’s device. An even faster Octa-core Exynos processor is also expected, but camera fans could be set for another big treat with a whopping 16 megapixel camera.
It’s also worth mentioning that Samsung could be planning go one better than Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and introduce Retina scanning on the Note 4 – a feature that could be brought over from the Galaxy S5 when it launches around the rumored April/May period.
That is a beast of a phone either way you look at it, so how could Apple possibly compete with the iPhone 6? The good news is that Apple could be preparing to offer consumers that bigger display at last, in line with what Samsung caters for with the Note line.
Specifically, an iPhone 6 or iPhone Air with a 5.5-inch display with a 2K QHD resolution at 2272×1280 pixels has been rumored. A new Apple A8 processor could also make performance on the iPhone 6 a non-issue, regardless of how many apps are open at the same time.
We’re also pleased to hear whispers that Apple could finally offer an iPhone that contains more than 1GB of RAM – a big request from consumers.
Another major feature of the iPhone 6 could be a display that features sapphire materials, a rumor that we talked about recently here.
Overall though, we have a feeling that the overall battle will not come down to dazzling hardware specs, but once again what OS consumers prefer. iOS 7.1 could be enough to tempt iPhone fans into an upgrade, but there will always be the temptation of full customization for those that opt for the Galaxy Note 4 instead.
Do you agree that customization is always a key aspect in your decision to not choose an iPhone each year? If you are excited about hearing about all of these rumored specs so far, let us know what device you are leaning towards at the moment.
iPhone 6 or Galaxy Note 4 if you could only choose one?
[Headline image from Federico Ciccarese]