A lot has been made of the competitiveness between Samsung and Apple, however it looks like this year could be reaching a fever pitch. For as long as the Galaxy Note family of Samsung devices has existed, they have been announced at IFA in September, and it was expected that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 would continue this tradition. This is usually followed by an Apple announcement just a week later, and this year’s Apple announcement is expected to be an iPhone 6S. According to WSJ, Samsung is about to change up its game plan and announce the Galaxy Note 5 a few weeks earlier than IFA, as early as mid-August, to give it a few extra weeks’ grace before Apple’s device is announced.
This has a number of benefits for the Korean manufacturer, namely being able to actually physically release their device around the same time as the new iPhone as well as helping to stabilize their sales performance which has been less than stellar despite the critical success of its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. If Samsung hadn’t changed up so many things this year, I would have dismissed this story like all the others, but it’s been reported so many times lately that it can’t be just a coincidence.
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