Samsung’s new flagship smartphone Galaxy S III is expected to make its debut in India in first week of June, after its debut in Europe on 29th May, 2012. According to various unconfirmed news appearing in the media, this new device of Samsung is expected to carry price tag of approx. Rs. 43,000 in India.
During Samsung’s Galaxy S III launch event on May 3 in London, the company announced three variants of the Galaxy S III smartphone – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. However, it is not confirmed that price of Rs. 43,000 floated by the rumour mill, is for 16 GB variant or of higher variant. Even, this price tag for 64 GB is very high in the Indian market context. Samsung India has not issued any statement so far about the price structure of its new device.
Another development being reported by various sources and news agencies is about Apple’s new iPhone, which is rumored to be out by third quarter to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S III. As per unconfirmed sources, new iPhone will have larger screen and the company has started placing orders for this on Korea’s LG Display, Sharp Corp and Japan Display Inc, a Japanese government-brokered merger combining the screen production of three companies.
The new iPhone screens will measure 4″ inches from corner to corner, one of the sources said.
It is likely all three of the screen suppliers will get production orders from Apple, which could begin as soon as June. That would allow the new iPhone to go into production as soon as August if the company follows its own precedent in moving from orders for prototypes for key components to launch.
Apple’s decision to equip the next iPhone with a larger screen represents part of its competitive response to Samsung Electronics. Samsung unveiled its top of the line Galaxy smartphone with a 4.8″ inch touch screen and a faster processor earlier this month.
Above developments have not been confirmed neither by Apple Inc. nor Samsung India, but there cannot be smoke without fire and this is the smart way of these companies to remain silent and keep everybody guessing. Good strategy to create buzz in the market for upcoming products.