HTC: "buyer's remorse coming soon" to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners
What we’re seeing above is HTC’s reaction to the new Samsung Galaxy S5, which was officially unveiled at MWC 2014 a few hours ago. According to HTC, customers buying the Galaxy S5 will regret their purchase on March 25, when the Taiwanese company is going to announce its successor to last year’s One flagship smartphone. The upcoming handset is codenamed HTC M8, and could be officially called the All New One (but we also heard it might be released as the HTC One 2, or HTC One+).
The Galaxy S5 is waterproof, runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a new version of TouchWiz UI, and introduces a Finger Scanner (embedded in its home button), plus a heart rate monitor that’s situated below the 16MP rear camera. The S5 sports a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, and will be powered by either a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, or an octa-core Exynos CPU.
As for the unannounced All New One from HTC, this seemingly also uses a 1080p display of around 5 inches, while Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI are running the show. A quad-core Qualcomm processor and a twin-sensor rear camera should complete the picture. The leaked images that allegedly show the new HTC One pretty much rule out the possibility of it being waterproof - so at least from this point of view the Galaxy S5 has an advantage.
Of course, we can’t decide which of the two smartphones is better until we get the chance to test both of them. Still, what do you think, is HTC right? Will early Galaxy S5 adopters really regret their acquisition after the All New One is unveiled?
Update: Samsung says that the Galaxy S5 will be available globally starting April, so HTC's affirmation seems a bit rushed - because customers won't really be able to buy the S5 before March 25. But maybe pre-orders will be open by then? We'll let you know.