South Korean company Samsung has just launched its chic 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha phablet in Dublin, Ireland, in a bid to give technology giant Apple a tough battle for bragging rights and supremacy in the lucrative phablet market.
Unlike its predecessors which are clad in plastic casing, the new model sports metal edges to entice not only the feature conscious ones but also those who are in for fashion as well.
Smaller than the Galaxy S5 phone the device comes with a midrange camera which is good enough and it is packed with state of the art and high-end features.
Samsung has been in the sideline observing keenly on the major developments that are shaping up in the smartphone and phablet market segments, even as Apples new line of iPhones have been doing great since it was launched a week ago.
Long lines have materialized in shops in various countries such as the United States, Great Britain and Germany, as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now just available today for sale. Retailers in Ireland will soon sell the new iPhone devices next Friday.
With the strong showing of both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is poised to be a great stumbling block for Samsung in the upcoming holiday season and phones with bigger screens.
Apple iPhones are traditionally smaller as they only tip the measuring tape from 3.5 inches to 4-inch, which allowed Samsung to have a lion’s share of the market that yearns for handsets with larger panel display screen in the previous years.
The new iPhones have screens which are twice the size of the iPhone 5 and are projected to cut down to size the charm of Samsung and its highly-touted product lineup.