Samsung is clearly unsatisfied with the Galaxy S5, their current flagship phone. To make matters worse, it looks like even the LG G3 is beating the Galaxy S5 in sales in the hometown of South Korea, meaning the iPhone 6 should be able to pass the Galaxy S5 sales easily.
In order to rebuild their sales, Samsung might be looking to switch up the flagship smartphone in 2014. For five years, the Galaxy S has been the lead phone for Samsung, but this year we might see a change to the Galaxy F, the new all metal flagship device.
To make even more of a statement, Samsung might be preparing to launch the Galaxy F at the same time as the iPhone 6, Apple’s next flagship device. This would be a ballsy move, considering Apple always announcing record breaking launch weekend statistics.
The Galaxy F will reportedly come with a fully metal design, not the faux metal that has been added to the LG G3. Samsung wants to compete heavily with the iPhone 5S and HTC One M8 on design, where they have faltered in the past.
Samsung will be adding all the high-end specs they forgot about on the Galaxy S5 too, including the 2560 x 1440 resolution display, Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM, the Galaxy F will include the fingerprint and heart-rate sensor too.
This could be the revamp Samsung really needs, ever since the Galaxy S3 there have been questions about the South Korean’s flagship, if it has enough features to differentiate from its predecessor and if it can actually compete against other phones on quality.
Samsung has been able to maintain the sales performance due to a large amount of marketing and making sure everyone knows the Galaxy S smartphone, but this year the magic does not seem to have worked as well as it did previously, forcing Samsung to change.