While the Galaxy S III US launch isn’t going exactly as Samsung had hoped it would, the new smartphone is already a hit around the world. Still, there are some who believe customers shouldn’t hurry to get the S III, but wait instead for Apple’s next generation iPhone, presumably called iPhone 5.
Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chairman, even went as far as saying that Apple’s upcoming handset “will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to shame.” According to FocusTaiwan, Gou stated this while talking about Foxconn’s new joint venture established with Sharp – which will battle with Samsung for supremacy on the display panel market.
Of course, since Foxconn (aka Hon Hai Precision Industry) is the company that manufactures Apple’s iPhones and iPads, the fact that Terry Gou believes the iPhone 5 will be far superior to Samsung’s Galaxy flagship – pictured below – shouldn’t come as a surprise. Whether or not the new iPhone will put the S III to shame – that remains to be seen.
As rumored many times until now, the iPhone 5 should feature a 4 inch display with 1136 x 640 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio), quad-core processor, HD front-facing camera, and a case that’s said to be only 7.9mm thin. iOS 6 (officially announced earlier this month) will obviously run the show.
There’s still no word on exactly when the new Apple smartphone will be officially unveiled, but it may not happen before September. We’ll see.
Via Patently Apple
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