django, 19 Dec 2014guess S6 will do better than S5 .. sure sammy might have learned a lesson or two..
and samm... more"guess S6 will do better than S5..."
I doubt it. If the real reason behind the sales drop is economical like e.g. market saturation then no matter what Samsung does will improve things. Flagship sales are the first to go down in troubled times.
"sure sammy might have learned a lesson or two."
Again very doubtfull. Since end-users needs aren't the motivations to create new devices anymore. Not since LG introduced QHD to be "the first" with it. It's now clear that others will follow not to be "left behind". While most people (with a tiny bit of common sense) rather want a slightly thicker (at least without protruding camera) high-specced phone with better battery-life then wasting performance and power on overzealous high res-screens and other fluff.
"...sammy should not price it like apple does.."
Which they are already doing, haven't you noticed? The Alpha with lower specs cost more than the S5 with better specs AND microSD-card slot. While having a microSD-slot in your high-end device is one o/t main reasons of Samsung's success.
For instance the problem with Samsung's perceived "bad use of materials" is not that they use plastic per se but simply that awful flimsy back-pannel! I have an SGS5 with the original inductive charging cover which uses the same plastic as the original cover but thicker, sturdier and feels a LOT better than the original flimsy paper-thin piece of crap. Additionally it makes the camera completely flush or perhaps even a tiny bit recessed. This improves the look of the device dramatically.
Everybody who takes my SGS5 in their hands immediately find it a high class and gorgeous looking device. They all wonder why everybody complains on Samsung use of materials. So by simply supplying a better battery cover a lot of complaints can be silenced. But have they learned?
Not with the S5 apparently because it comes delivered as standard with a flimsy paper-thin backpanel which started with the Galaxy S2 (but at least THAT device didn't have a protruding camera).
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2014samsung are android world marathon champions - but under pressure -market place competitions -... moreAmerican companies / public sector do tend to have a reek of protectionism about them though - like they'd ever issue a foreign brand phone in favour of a home-grown brand....
samsung are android world marathon champions - but under pressure -market place competitions - most usa companies have now given employees with special softwares -- AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION -also have special apps for iphone 6..all usa 911
services have officially moved to i-6 handsets for teaching training -in fact JAPAN has followed usa .. samsung has got to put SKATES on to compete in private sales markets .. INDIA IS BIG MARKET with 1400 millions people n 600 millions handsets active .. CHINA markets are china products orientated and chinese elites have iphones ..SAMSUNG seccond half 2014 lost out to i-6 in europe ..HONEST QUESTION - would samsung learn to produce LESS MODELS - sell off older models properly discounted - n new high quality handsets ESPECIALLY with HIGH END CAMERAS because corporate owners donot use cameras as much as PRIVATE owners for family photoes .. we hope above comments are taken as contructive ..
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2014Wouldn't be surprised it it has a non-removable batteryHope that it does.
guess S6 will do better than S5 .. sure sammy might have learned a lesson or two..
and sammy should not price it like apple does.. if it does then it will be the end of their premium segment
Anything larger than a 5 inch screen is too large. Screens larger than 5 inch should be left for the phablets. Very difficult to find an android premium flagship phone that had less than 5 inch. Hopefully one of the android manufactures will see the gap, apple has.
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2014Don't bother trying to explain things to them.. These people have been completely brainwashed ... moreActually the brainwashing is mostly about the need of more powerful and 64-bit CPUs. This will only be the case if Google decides to make Android suitable for desktop usage. Which it currently isn't
AnonD-175158, 19 Dec 2014Are you one of them people thinking that 64bit architecture is all about ram? How old are you child?Don't bother trying to explain things to them.. These people have been completely brainwashed by the '64bit needs 4gb ram' propoganda by Qualcomm and Android manufacturers.. They won't bother reading or understansing real techincal articles and tests..
I tried and now I have given up.. Let them live in their ignorance..
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2014What's going on in these manufacturer's head at the moment? Why are all the phones getting lar... moreThey sure are insane, but in this case i think they have a point - CPUs are too powerful now and smaller phone with high-end specs will heat too much
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2014I'm sorry don't mean to be rude. But most of the people in the comments section are know it al... moreWell maybe we don't buy them exactly because they are not worth buying. Because manufacturers perceive us as sheep and purposely don't make them better
i would be REALLY surprised if samsung makes S6 a 5.5" device
considering Note 4 is 5.7"
my guess, is 5.2"
AnonD-338467, 19 Dec 2014Well last year 2013, Apple implemennted 64 bit A7 CPU and iOS7 when they released iPhone 5S an... moreAre you one of them people thinking that 64bit architecture is all about ram? How old are you child?
Anonymous, 19 Dec 201464 bits with only 3gb RAM what a joke. Sammy better start innovating again or 2015 will be ano... moreWell last year 2013, Apple implemennted 64 bit A7 CPU and iOS7 when they released iPhone 5S and later iPad Air/Mini2, but guess what? All of them having 1GB ram only. Wahaha...wahaha...
This year 2014, they continue them with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air2/Mini3 with 64-bit A8 CPU and iOS8.0.x, and guess what again? All of them are still with only pitiful 1GB RAM.
Wahaha...wahaha...wahaha... Apple please make me stop laughing please...
I'm sure the S6 will be interesting, but I'm honestly more curious about the "E" and "A" series offerings--particularly the E7 and A7.
NotePro, 19 Dec 2014Without revolutionary design, the spec changes alone may not be good. I am seeing Sony is leap... moreThat's a load of cr*p spec sheet. Does anyone really believe that.
Snapdragon 80 is officially announced to be 2 GHz and that spec sheet claims it 2.8. That's BS.