As Samsung launched its eagerly awaited Galaxy S4 smartphone, many companies tried the first-mover advantage fearing the threat Samsung Galaxy S4 will pose once out on the shelves.
HTC introduced its flagship smartphone One last month and an Indian entry is expected to happen in April. Japan-based Sony had launched its Xperia Z at the CES held in January and this allowed the brand to launch its smartphone in the Indian market earlier this month.
With the introduction and confirmation of the official specs of Galaxy S4, the likes of HTC and Sony would have gathered inputs and availed this time to strategise their marketing plan in such a way that by the time Galaxy S4 is available, these brand could establish their credentials in the smartphone arena and hope for better fortunes with sales volume this year.
Samsung is reportedly hoping to sell 10 million units of Galaxy S4 and if the figures are anywhere close to the projected numbers, then HTC, Sony, Nokia, BlackBerry could be fighting a lost battle amidst Samsung’s domination.
Here is a look at how the contenders line-up against the big beast Galaxy S4:
|Brand/Specs||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One||Sony Xperia Z|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|CPU||Exynos 5 8-Core||1.7 GHz Quad-Core||1.5 GHz Quad-Core|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Memory||16/32/64 GB internal storage||32 or 64 GB internal storage||16 GB internal storage|
|Display||12.7-cm (5-inch)Super AMOLED||11.9-cm (4.7-inch) Super LCD 3||12.7-cm (5-inch) LED|
|Resolution||1920x1080pixels,441pp||1920x1080pixels, 469ppi||1920x1080pixels, 441ppi|
|Camera||13 MP (rear) + 2 MP (front) + LED flas||4 MP with ultra-pixel (rear) + 2.1 MP (front) + LED flash||13.1 MP (rear) + 2.2 MP (front) + LED flash|
|Battery||2,600 mAh||2,300 mAh||2,330 mAh|
Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available by the end of April, HTC One in the first week of April and Sony Xperia Z is already available in various markets, including India. Can Samsung undo the good work done by HTC or Sony? We’ll find out soon