- Samsung Electronics will release the latest version of its flagship handset this month, by accelerating plans to overtake Apple, by releasing a new iPhone in early September. South Korean companies usually introduce this new model in the fall, but decided on a schedule of about a month to prevent Apple from taking all the attention of consumers who are pursuing the latest product offerings. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge + will go on sale August 21 in the US, and later on other markets. President Shin Jong-kyun said the new handsets were "beautiful" and praised the unprecedented video service in New York on Thursday.
The Note 5 has a 5.7-inch screen, one of the handsets with a large screen on the market. The Apple iPhone 6, which debuted last September, came with screens 4.7 and 5.5 inches and gained popularity by showing real evolution. Samsung companies want to remain a leader for widescreen smartphones like Apple and also hin expressed high hopes for this new product. Samsung's information technology devices have struggled and in the April-June quarter, segment operating profit plunged 38% this year.
Samsung, has been exposed to competition from Chinese rivals by making cheap and medium products, and Apple, which specializes in high-end products. The average price of smartphones is estimated at $ 293 this year, down 30% or more, as reported by research firm IDC AS. Samsung is expected to keep the price of Note 5 at the same level as its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 4.
In terms of specifications, differences become increasingly difficult, because there are several similarities, but are quite easy to distinguish. The difference includes both on a screen, where the Galaxy S6 Edge + uses a curved screen with a curved shape on both sides, while the Galaxy Note 5 is equipped with a conventional AMOLED screen, with the S Pen stylus as writing media on the screen. But the S6 series, which has been on the market since April, uses the same curve, but is not yet popular. "the struggle is far more than the iPhone," said a staff member of a large electronics retailer in Tokyo. Quoted from the Nikkei.