The iPhone 6, along with the iPhone 6 Plus, has been leading the smartphone world since last September. With Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S6 this morning, Apple is likely running scared. The official unveiling of the Galaxy S6 has left technology enthusiasts even more impressed than they thought they would be.
BGR claims the Galaxy S6 is the “Galaxy we’ve been looking for.” Zach Epstein goes onto say what most people will be thinking.
“Samsung just unveiled its two next-generation flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy [S6] Edge, and tech fans will spend most of the day reading the same thing over and over again: These are the best Samsung phones ever — nay, the best Android phones ever.”
BGR is a site known to be a huge fan (or “stan” as someone might say) of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. So, their enthusiasm about the Galaxy S6 units says a lot. USA Today is just as impressed, and says Samsung has really stepped up their game.
“The monumental success that Apple has had with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus squarely put the pressure on Samsung to step up its game with its new flagship phones. Judging by my first look at the handsome Galaxy S6 and the curved S6 Edge handsets that were unveiled Sunday in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has met that challenge.”
Unlike the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone users will have the option of using their devices on a virtual reality headset, the Gear VR. TechCrunch reports that Samsung will develop a smaller version of the Gear VR that fits the Galaxy S6. The current version only supports the Galaxy Note 4.
Besides Samsung’s new phones, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will also face competition from the HTC One M9, which is expected to be announced any day now. According to Know Your Mobile, the HTC One M9 will have a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 20MP rear camera, and BoomSound stereo speakers. The device will run Android’s Lollipop operating system along with its own HTC Sense 7.
Both smartphones from HTC and Samsung may take the spotlight off the current iPhones, but that won’t last long. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus in September. However, even die-hard iPhone 6 owners won’t be able to take their eyes off the new offerings from Samsung and HTC.
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