Samsung rumored to follow Apple's lead, split Galaxy S5 lineup into metal, plastic models

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  • Reply 101 of 147
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    Originally Posted by 2385amh View Post

     

    Customers wanted bigger screens, that why everyone including apple made bigger screens. The 3.5 inch screen in the iphone 4S is to small in most peoples opinion



     

     

    Why make things up, 2385amh?

     

    To see how much "customers wanted bigger screens," all you have to do is go to Google's own developer dashboard site:

     

     

  • Reply 102 of 147
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    s.ballmer wrote: »

    Why make things up, 2385amh?

    To see how much "customers wanted bigger screens," all you have to do is go to Google's own developer dashboard site:

    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="37285" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/37285/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 361px">


    The problem with that graph — which underscores the problem with Google and Android itself — is that their self-imposed labels for small, normal, large and x-large all cross over each other. Normal can be about 5" and large can be about 4", and normal can be 3" and small can be 3.75". It's not just shitty but also bizarre.
  • Reply 103 of 147
    thedba wrote: »
    No! It's just natural progression. Who cares if Apple did it first?

    ***Note***
    Do I really need to put S tags around this?

    Yes, because you are not very good at using sarcasm effectively....
  • Reply 104 of 147
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    Originally Posted by pedromartins View Post

     

    Do you really believe this? If you do, please run as fast as you can to the closest hospital and stay there.

     

    So, if I suck at everything related with design and engineering, and sell every high quality "small screen" i can make to other companies, can't make powerful normal sized smartphones, can't make normal sized smartphones because their battery life is very short.... and end up making a big phone, I'm an innovator?

     

    That's what happened to samsung, pal.

     

    If they could, they would've made a smaller flagship years before they made the first phablet.

     

    When Apple goes that route, it won't be for the same reasons, so it won't be copying.You have diferent screens sizes on every category


     

    By your logic, Apple sucks at design and engineering and can't make a large screen flagship phone otherwise they would've done so already.

     

    Samsung makes large screen phones because they believe people want something bigger than 4 inches.  There's no reason to believe they can't make a "powerful normal sized smartphone." 

  • Reply 105 of 147
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    HTC's designs look great but they 1) still need to go up against Samsung's marketing, reach and dominance which is something Samsung already dominates in the Android-based market, and 2) as nice as the HTC One looks it has a lot of shortcomings internally that would make me take an S4 over it any day (although if I had to get an Android phone it would be a Nexus 5).

    I think saying that the HTC One has a lot of shortcomings is a overstatement. The biggest discrepancy is the camera pixel count and the One has a 4 MP camera vs 13 MP on the SGS 4 though the sensor is the same size. The HTC has a 1.7 Mhz processor vs 1.9 for the SGS 4. Personally I would go with the HTC.
  • Reply 106 of 147
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    Originally Posted by Retrogusto View Post

     

    I used to work with a guy who said he wasn't an "Apple person," so he bought one of the first post-iPad Samsung tablets, that looked almost exactly like an iPad. I think it was due to a Samsung allegiance stemming from his Korean origins, but it still seemed pretty weird. 


    i live in Korea right now- and you have not known jingoism until you moved to Korea.  Samsung is more like national pride.  And Apple sales took a hit when the lawsuits started.  i am not denying that Samsung has ripped anyone off, but Korean pride is uncanny.

  • Reply 107 of 147
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    revenant wrote: »
    i live in Korea right now- and you have not known jingoism until you moved to Korea.  Samsung is more like national pride.  And Apple sales took a hit when the lawsuits started.  i am not denying that Samsung has ripped anyone off, but Korean pride is uncanny.

    You mean Jenga-ism?¡

    700
  • Reply 108 of 147
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    mistercow wrote: »
    By your logic, Apple sucks at design and engineering and can't make a large screen flagship phone otherwise they would've done so already.

    <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Samsung makes large screen phones because they believe people want something bigger than 4 inches.  There's no reason to believe they can't make a "powerful normal sized smartphone." </span>

    Sammy made larger screened phones because they couldn't beat Apple at the normal sizes.

    Also 2385's first sentence should have made people ignore the rest of his post.
  • Reply 109 of 147
    gilly33gilly33 Posts: 430member
    Samsung's CEO 'back to basics'. Yeah let's keep following Apple's lead. We will worry about the law suits tomorrow.
  • Reply 110 of 147
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    You mean Jenga-ism?¡

    700

    I can't believe that 1) somebody designed that, and that 2) somebody actually built it. :lol:
  • Reply 111 of 147
    ingelaingela Posts: 217member

    If true the metal version is going to bomb. Android fans only want a less expensive product. If they were going to pay a premium, they would just buy an iPhone.

  • Reply 112 of 147
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


     

     

    It should be illegal to build something like that UNLESS it’s on a fault line. :p

  • Reply 113 of 147
    Lol.. This is how apple insider give you updates?
    While apple can follow samsung making plastic phones but samsung cant make two versions?
    This is not copying.. Apple is making gtab 7.7 (ipad mini) and iphone is to be like galaxy s3 (similar screen size). Ios 7? Doesn't it smell and taste android? This is innovation?
    Lemme give you true updates about so called only confirmed updates.
    Samsung Galaxy S5 & super premium Galaxy F.
    Comes in world's first octa core 64bit cpu clocked at a speed of intel notebook cpu.
    4gb of Ram.(True multi Tasker)
    World leading super amoled at wqhd (same resolution as your macbook pro retina 13)
    Retina (eye) scanning unlocker with additional gestures.
    16megapixel samsung ois sensor
    With image stabilization 4k video recording.
    Aqua mode for under water photography.
    Premium metal design and poly carbonate version.
    Super fast charging 2900mah battery.
    Water & dust resistant.
    Upgraded touch wiz in android's Kit kat.
    Rumours also suggest there is a samsung Tizen version.
    video calling conference.

    The leader in the smartphone finally coming out in full throttle this time.
    I know this itself sufficient to make you jealous and feel like a loser.
    Wait for iphone 6.
    Nothing but iphone 5s upsized.
    Nobody is stopping you die hard isheeps.
    Samsung is now world most profitable and most selling smartphone manufuacturer.
    Cheers!
    Enjoy that tic tac phone.
  • Reply 114 of 147

    Remember, just hit the little red flag and don’t bother replying.

  • Reply 115 of 147
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    Originally Posted by revenant View Post

     

    i live in Korea right now- and you have not known jingoism until you moved to Korea.  Samsung is more like national pride.  And Apple sales took a hit when the lawsuits started.  i am not denying that Samsung has ripped anyone off, but Korean pride is uncanny.


     

    Almost a jingoism as Apple whining like a little bitch and getting Obama to overturn court decisions which go against them -- all in the name of protecting American "inovations".

     

    fcuk USA, fcuk Apple

  • Reply 116 of 147
    Remember, just hit the little red flag and don’t bother replying.

    Yep. Done. They’re out in force today. I actually think it’s all the same person. A few new accounts, 1 to 3 posts each… all snarky and crude…

    You’d think people would find something better to do with their lives …
  • Reply 117 of 147
    monkey see monkey do
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    Originally Posted by djkikrome View Post



    monkey see monkey do

    Monkey may be on payroll ...

  • Reply 119 of 147
    solipsismx wrote: »
    AGAIN, where did Jobs say they would never do this. He commented on making phones you can't get your hands around them. Can you get your hands around the iPhone 4? Why do you think that is? He comments on the Android tablets using iPhone apps and being DoA. He wasn't wrong.

    But even if Jobs directly and specifically stated that Apple will never do more than a 3.5" 3:2 iPhone or make an 8" 4:3 iPad your original point is both foolish and contradictory in that it either shows Apple is clearly innovating past Jobs, but you seem to have this notion that anything that appeared after Jobs death he couldn't have been involved with. Let me let you in a little secret: Jobs died in October 2011. The iPhone 5 with a 4" display on an entirely new HW design and rewritten OS, apps and SDK to support the new resolution and aspect ratio was not all slapped together in under a year. It was all being designed under Jobs.

    Jobs slated 7" size tablets, not 8". Big difference.
  • Reply 120 of 147
    2385amh wrote: »
    These are incremental upgrades I was talking about innovation.  Every single hardware manufacture in the world gets thinner more power devices every year.  This is true for samsung, apple, motorolla, lg and everyone else.  This is not a big deal overall.  The design upgrades to the internals are great but again everyone is doing similar things.  Intel, apple, samsung, NVIDIA etc. 
    Innovation IS incremental. Every so often it's about a revolutionary product but by and large innovation, true innovation is incremental.
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