Arrival of Samsung Galaxy S6 could ‘burden’ Apple iPhone 6 sales

The Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus have dominated the smartphone market, creating a buying frenzy from consumers around the world ever since the two hit in shops. Barclays and Morgan Stanley expect that 54 million iPhones will be sold this year, while UBS, a Swiss financial company, predicts 58 million units of the iPhones will be sold in Q1 2015. According to an industry source, however, the iPhones’ sales could be burdened by the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

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An industry source told BusinessKorea, “At the moment of Samsung Electronics just recovering its confidence through the Galaxy S6, the continued uptrend of iPhones will be a large burden for Samsung. The leader in the market will be decided only when the Galaxy S6 actually comes into the market.”

Not familiar with the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? Unlike the their predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S5, the two are not clad in plastic. They are clad in glass and metal for a more premium look and feel. The two also come with the most powerful hardware technology has to offer. The sport a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) and a pixel density of 577 ppi, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) made by Sony, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32/64/128 GB of internal storage, Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps) connectivity, support for wireless charging, and a 2,550 mAh battery for the the S6 and a 2,600 mAh battery for the S6 Edge. The S6 measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs in at 138 g, while the S6 Edge measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm and weighs in at 132 g. They will run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box with a 64-bit TouchWiz UI slapped on top.

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