Analysts say that Samsung will have to release the Galaxy S6 in the early months of 2015 in order to have a decent fair fight against Apple.
Currently, Apple continues to climb the tops with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while Samsung is continuously losing ground. Samsung did well back in 2012 with the Galaxy S3, but didn’t do very well with the next Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5.
However, if they release a Galaxy S6 device soon enough, they could regain the lost ground if the flagship proves to be as successful as Galaxy S2 was.
Samsung in need of a new device
After releasing the Galaxy S3, Samsung really won the fight against Apple, but things turned around for them when they released Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5, which didn’t deliver the features that most of people wanted. If Samsung will continue to be humiliated by Apple and other companies, their profit will be lower and lower.
Galaxy Note 4 had a good start, the company has no assurance that the phablet will improve their financial numbers until December 2014, since it will be very hard to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus.
At the same time, the latest reports suggest that iPhone 6 Plus is going to get the phablet “throne” from Samsung by selling a lot of iPhone 6 Plus devices right on its debut.
Samsung will really need some new “blood” in the Galaxy S series, and they don’t have enough time to come with one and be competitive at the same time. If they don’t release one in Q1 of 2015, they will most likely lose any kind of battle with Apple’s phablet.
Android 5.0 Lollipop might boost them a bit
One of the strengths that the new Apple phone and phablet come with is that they come with iOS 8 pre-installed. Google came up with their new Android 5.0 Lollipop, but to make this a fair fight between Apple and Samsung, the big South Korean company will have to bring their new phablet running on the new Android OS.
Samsung will also need Android 5.0 on their current Samsung Note 4 until December in order to keep themselves on the water line.
According to a report from SamMobile, it is believed that Galaxy S6 is codenamed Project Zero, which means that Samsung will actually start from scratch with this device. There will be most likely some top tier design and hardware and of course running on an Android 5.0 Lollipop on it.