It seems Samsung may have accelerated Galaxy Note 5’s assembly for nothing, as the Android phablet isn’t in real danger of being preceded to stores by the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Apple scrapped plans to debut the iOS 9-based 4.7/5.5-inch duo in August, with mass manufacturing barely slated to begin later this month.
That’s at least the no doubt educated fresh guess of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who doesn’t rule out a stall until October for perhaps the highest anticipated smartphones in the world. But that’s ultimately a long shot, as the speculated delay, even if legit, only set back Cupertino’s affairs by one or two weeks.
Hence, we’re probably looking at a “limited” launch in six or seven weeks, with crazy long waiting times and copious shortages unavoidable. Then again, when have you found it easy to score a brand-new iPhone?
Besides, the “s” suffix doesn’t do the Force Touch-capable iDevices justice, given a slew of extensive hardware upgrades are in the cards. As usual, there will be an enhanced processor humming under the hood, dubbed A9, paired for the first time with 2 hefty gigs of RAM.
The rear camera is also in for a long overdue bump, from 8 to 12 megapixels, LTE download speeds will increase twofold, display resolution is tipped at a super-sharp 1,080p and 2K respectively, and internal storage should start at 32 GB.
Even the already robust aluminum frames may get a strength augmentation, which will however lead to slightly thicker profiles. No worries, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus still look positively scrumptious, deserving a bit of patience. Okay, a lot.
Source: G for Games