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The Galaxy S5, or was that the 5s?


Yesterday, The Motley Fool posted a premature outlook on how the Galaxy S5 will change the iPhone's fortunes. A few tidbits that we can all have a hearty laugh over:

The iPhone 5s is likely to pale, at least from a hardware perspective, in comparison.

The Galaxy S5 is likely to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 in the U.S. and other developed markets (and an "Exynos Infinity" for international versions), 3GB of RAM, a 2560x1440 display, an updated/new industrial design, and a fingerprint reader.

Well let's see, the actual Galaxy S5 features 2 GB of RAM (not 3 GB), a 1920x1080 display (not 2560x1440), and the only real design change was a textured back (not even remotely industrial). It did include a fingerprint reader though, but we all knew it would since the last iPhone already did it last year. 1 out of 4 isn't bad I guess.

There's no doubt that the S5 will likely to be more feature-packed and have a more aesthetically pleasing design than the iPhone 5s...

No, and no.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is likely to be a great device, the most premium of the Android devices. Apple is probably going to lose high-end share as this product ramps, but if Apple is smart, it will prepare to host a "special event" to launch a suite of new iPhone products sooner rather than later.

You're right, Apple is absolutely going to change its entire iPhone cycle to respond to Samsung. That's totally going to happen in real life.

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