It’s all about the Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6, which Samsung during its big Unpacked MWC press conference in Barcelona, announced not one but two new flagship smartphones and while also apring Apple’s design language and mocking a core component of its user base in the process.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. Identical in all the ways that matter bar the Edge’s curved screen towards the left and right side edges, the two phones actually look quite familiar, even to someoone who has historically preferred the cut of the iPhone’s retreat.
Those who are paying attention to MWC too closely can see that everone agress Samsung’s two new Galaxies look iPhone 6-like in a range of ways, even down to the iPhone’s antenna lines that we suspect many potential Galaxy S6 owners mocked mercilessly.
Ok, apart from this many spoken some good ones like Samsung Galaxy S6 sacrificed what it does best in its war with Apple. What that mean to the customer, and well continueing to the acdtual topic of rip off or a clone. The bottom of the Galaxy S6 shows wat at first glimpse could be an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, even down to the speaker placement.
Samsung evidently used to put the speaker on the back because it reckoned its sounded better. Given that redesign though, the Galaxy S6 couldn’t do that. Talking about the glass back, which Apple introduced it with the launch of iPhone 4 and I am one who owns it. And yes, Apple dit it years ago and no it’s not the only one to do it. Samsung used the similar aesthetic og glass panel on its newly introduced S6 and S6 Edge. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S6 doesn’t have a removable battery. Or expandable memory card, and why?
Reason behind the extra storage space and battery cover, is that there is a protruding camera on its back and the back cover doesn’t come off either. Waterproofing, which has also been touted as a great innovation in previous Galaxy models, has also been ditched in favor of premium design.
Talking about the fingerprint sensor, that works like Apple’s Touch ID, where you now simply have to touch your finger to register the fingerprint as opposed to swiping on the Galaxy S6.
Another equation meets with the Apple Pay, Samsung as an exapmple taking Apple’s lead far beyond and initiated Samsung Pay, which is another nw digital payment system and that won’t be supporting magstripe along with NFC, but the internal workings are almost same as Apple Pay where payment data is stored on the device and encrypted with fingerprint security. Nothing is ever stored or shared with anyone in the cloud.
Even Apple’s EarPods have seen their design mimicked with the new Samsung phones packing earphones that look very similar indeed. For more you can check out the images published with credentials.
Thanks to RedmondPie’s Oliver Haslam for this “Samsung shamelessly copies Apple’s design and feels proud about it,” article.