Samsung Galaxy S4, Mini dual-mode LTE releases overcrowds market
New Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini variants have now been announced, and these join all the other models in the already overcrowded mobile market. Both these smartphones now support both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards, which means customers can now use LTE networks wherever they are in the world.
Dual-mode LTE has not been applied to any other smartphone to date, which is a good thing but our main worry is that the Galaxy S4 variants are just getting too much. Samsung could have waiting and released two new smartphones around September time rather than releasing older handsets with a new feature.
We get that Samsung wants to commit more to LTE but do we really need more Galaxy S4 smartphones?
TDD/FDD dual mode devices means that Samsung customers can now enjoy faster mobile data all around the world, and other than dual-mode LTE the specs on the Galaxy S4 remain the same with a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, microSD slot, quad-core 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 2600mAh battery, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, NFC connectivity, 16GB built-in storage etc.
The Galaxy S4 mini still contains the regular specs of the normal model, which includes dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4.3-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels) display, 8GB storage with microSD card slot, 1900mAh battery etc.
There is the Samsung Galaxy S4, S4 mini, then the Zoom and what about the Active plus a few more and now two more variants to add to the line, Samsung is surely trying to confuse the market by releasing too many. Maybe they should have just released a smartphone that can do it all rather than all separates.
Do you think Samsung is overcrowding the mobile market with too many Galaxy S4 variants?
Source – Bloomberg