How are you finding your own personal reaction to the Samsung Galaxy S5, after Samsung has now officially announced the device? Many consumers were expecting great things from the upgrade, but it perhaps didn’t happen. Does this mean now that Apple has an easy victory in sight with the iPhone 6 release date or not?
Apple must have been an interesting spectator at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, to see the Samsung Galaxy S5 announced with minimal fanfare. In previous tradition, Samsung has given their new flagship devices a star studded individual event, but it didn’t happen with the S5.
A prime reason for this could be that the device arguably isn’t the true S4 upgrade that both consumers and secretly maybe even Samsung were looking for. Everyone was expecting to see a 2K display at least, along with a 64-bit processor as the main two key ingredients.
We did not see this though, with the Galaxy S5 instead sporting a 5-inch display with a 1920×1080 resolution – the exact same resolution which was featured on the Galaxy S4.
We recently asked our readers if they were planning to upgrade to the Galaxy S5, but actually the majority of them told us that they see no reason to and will keep their Galaxy S4 or Note 3 phones to save money.
Apple in the meantime can go one better and finally give consumers the 2K smartphone that they desire and didn’t see from Samsung this month. Rumors from Asia speculate on a possible iPhone 6 with a 2272×1280 with 510 ppi – an obvious step up from the current 1136×640 resolution and 326 ppi offered on the iPhone 5S.
Combine that with a new 64-bit Apple A8 processor, iOS 7.2 and finally a RAM upgrade to 2GB and we could see an iPhone that even Android owners may be interested in picking up.
In terms of a popularity contest, do you think the onus is now on Apple to deliver something impressive with the iPhone 6 and more importantly – a device to meet consumer demand?
That 2K display seems to be everything at the moment and we expected to see it on the Galaxy S5, but didn’t. Let us know your thoughts on both the Galaxy S5 and the rumored iPhone 6 and whether you can admit to being a little disappointed with the Galaxy S5 upgrade as an Android fan.