Jumbo, 12 Mar 2017I'm still wondering how Samsung isn't being charged over anti-competitive practices over this ... moreWhy should they be charged for it? Samsung manufactured the SD 835 using Samsung's own 10 nm FinFET process technology, and they merely have first dibs on the first batch of the chipsets. The 10nm process in making the SD 835 is more difficult and time consuming to produce so other manufacturers have to wait for their turn.
Now where are the rants saying that the XZ Premium will be overpriced?
I'm still wondering how Samsung isn't being charged over anti-competitive practices over this SD835 situation.
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2017Lol you're saying it's more expensive to build a small bezel phone? PleaseThe big screen-to-body ratio makes the device more expensive. Not the smaller bezels. If it's cheap to make, than every midrange smartphone have bezel-less design. I mean, come one. It's so obvious. That feat of engineering is expensive to produce.
FaceGle, 11 Mar 2017Just like what I've mentioned, nothing is new. Camera, 4k Video, Slow-Mo ? They just add and ... moreSo is Samsung introducing something new with the camera of the S8 and S8+? At least the XZ Premium has something we never have seen on smartphones before, and no need to be an id**t to not know what I'm talking about :D
FaceGle, 11 Mar 2017Snapdragon 835? Even before, there is already a processor, they just made it very small, on a ... moreAh so if to put intp perspective, the SD835 is just as powerful as the SD800, 801, 805, 808, 810, 820, and 821 if all of them are manufactured in the same 10nm process. I wonder why they all have different number of cores though :)
June.. thats like 5 years away. I guess they had no choice since samsungy took all the chips.
AnonD-422027, 11 Mar 2017sony announce phone in feb launch in june .... samsung announce in april launch in april , pur... moreSamsung supposedly took all the initial sd 835.
Xzp has to wait but might end up with a slightly newer revision 835.
AnonD-643350, 11 Mar 2017Is this price for real? So who would buy an S8 for around 800? Just for smaller bezels? Though... moreProbably 5 million people will buy the S8 on launch day, while Sony is lucky to get 1 million.
This is cheaper than LG G6 that uses an older chipset. XZ Premium is definitely bang for the buck.
sony announce phone in feb launch in june .... samsung announce in april launch in april , purely from a sales team perspective it would have helped sony quite a bit to have a months head start on the s8 and be the best phone on the market .... now its just gonna be lost between post s8 pre iphone 7s/8 sales ( not a good place to be for any phone manufacturer)
Well done! Sony you have nailed it! Great pricing, great specs and beautiful design. Can't wait to get this badboy.
FaceGle, 11 Mar 2017Just like what I've mentioned, nothing is new. Camera, 4k Video, Slow-Mo ? They just add and ... moreIn that case don't buy it..nobody is forcing you. Stop whining and buy your shamesung or crapple.
AnonD-643350, 11 Mar 2017Is this price for real? So who would buy an S8 for around 800? Just for smaller bezels? Though... moreThats 650£...it goes to about 800Â€.
Same as plain S8 as rumored.
But yeah, XZ Prem is better bang for the price.
Is this price for real? So who would buy an S8 for around 800? Just for smaller bezels? Though as I said before,those useless part of the curved screen on galaxy edge versions are bezels hiding behind the display,as those areas are totally out of finger control
Someone Else, 11 Mar 2017Let's not forget that the LG G6 have a big screen-to-body ratio that fits a 5.8" display insid... moreLol you're saying it's more expensive to build a small bezel phone? Please
Scr*w benzels, such price for such phone? Definitely the best flagship of Q1 2017- both LG G6 and S8 are way behind. Just where did they get SD 835 from?