The will be a lot of activity this fall as rumors are that both Apple and Samsung will release major devices around the same time. Nothing is sure on either side, but Apple CEO, Tim Cook, announced that the next version of the iPhone will be released before the end of the year, which is rumored to be called the iPhone 5S as some have said.
Samsung is expected to release an upgraded device called the Galaxy Note 3 perhaps in the month of September. The competition will be fierce in the hotly contested smartphone and phablet arena.
A hot topic is what the actual features are in each device. The iPhone 5S is closer to standard size, so there is a wide selection of carrying cases and similar accessories, and since these accessories are widely available, they are also less expensive. The Galaxy Note 3 has a larger screen and is harder to fit, and the ones available are more expensive.
The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to have improved screen quality at full HD screen level. The S-Pen feature may be changed. It comes with an 8-core processor with 3GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and a metal case.
On the other hand the Apple iPhone is expected to have a plastic cover. It’s expected to have a dual core processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 4-inch screen display.
The iPhone is expected to be less than $600, while the Galaxy Note 3 may be over $600. In all fairness the Galaxy Note 3 is not the Galaxy S4 and is a larger smartphone than the next iPhone.