A reputable Korea-based stock brokerage/investment banking firm is the latest source to try to pinpoint the list of features of Apple and Samsung’s upcoming iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5, painting both handhelds fairly idyllic pictures.
Forget everything you thought you knew about 2014’s mobile giants, the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6, as KDB Daewoo Securities Research may have just put an end to baseless speculation, fabricated so-called spills of information and misleading gossip.
Already? Impossible. Well, yes, caution is advised, especially as far as the distant iPhone 6 is concerned, but since the S5 is literally weeks away, it’s not out of the question KDB cracked its mystery for good. Mind you, this ain’t your ordinary obscure blog or aspiring leakster trying to make a name for himself by pulling “intel” out of his behind. It’s the largest investment banking company by market capitalization in Korea.
Bottom line, even if its info will turn out not fully accurate, you can bet it’s based on credible “supply chain sources”.
That said, it looks like Samsung might one-up Apple… on paper, despite the S5 landing several months earlier than the iPhone 6 duo. Both All three giants are expected to pack 64-bit CPUs, an octa-core 2 GHz Exynos 6 for the former and homebrewed A8 on the latter.
So where exactly does the S5 trump the iPhone(s)? In display resolution, for one thing, with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (WQHD, aka Quad HD or 2K) and 560 ppi pixel density. Meanwhile, the more compact 4.7 or 4.8-inch iPhone 6 is tipped to sport 1,920 x 1,080 pix res (440 ppi), and the larger model a 5.5-inch IGZO panel with 2,272 x 1,280 pixels and 510 ppi.
Expect Samsung’s spearhead to have the theoretical edge in the RAM department too (3 GB vs. 2), as well as the camera (16 vs. 8 MP) and battery (3,200 mAh vs. “at least” 1,800). Intriguingly, KDB suggests the two three will be more or less tied in sensors and connectivity, with fingerprint support, wireless charging and 4G LTE across the board, eye scanning only on the S5 and facial recognition on the iPhones.
Finally, the Asian securities firm has it on good authority Samsung will at last make the transition from plastic to metal. Oh, how we wish they were right. Isn’t that so, dear readers?