Samsung plots to beat iPhone 6 with high-end Galaxy F
All is fair in love, war, and smartphone launch dates!
According to a new report, Samsung is rushing ahead with its Samsung Galaxy F smartphone in order to release it at the same time as Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 6, which is set to debut this September.
The Galaxy F — which will be the premium model of Samsung’s flagship Android phone — will feature major improvements in screen resolution, processing speed and the camera, with 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution on its 5.3-inch screen, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor under the hood, and a 16MP rear-facing camera with OIS.
This isn’t the first time in recent history that Samsung has tried to beat Apple to the punch. Prior to Apple announcing its Health app for iOS 8 and its associated Healthkit API, Samsung pre-empted the Cupertino company with a May 28 event at which it unveiled its health-tracking Simband and Sami health platform.
It’s not just Apple Samsung is keen to beat with the Galaxy F, however. Also forcing the company’s hand are the LG G3 and HTC One (M8), both of which offer varying levels of threat. The LG G3 is set to feature a QHD resolution on its 5.5-inch screen, while the HTC One (M8) sports a beautifully-designed all aluminum body.
Pictures leaked over the weekend depict the Galaxy F as featuring a brushed metal rear cover.