Looks like the whole tech media industry is talking about the HTC and Samsung tussle right now.
While globally reports are rife that the Taiwanese smartphone maker has hired an ex-Samsung marketing genius to ramp up its market sales, here in India its a different story; however on the same lines.
Yes, HTC has finally launched in India -- the successor of One series scheduled for this year - the HTC One M8. Specs and features, everything are super spectacular, to go head to head with the latest hit card by Samsung, the Galaxy S5. However, one thing which everyone is talking about -- the pricing of HTC One M8, which is Rs 49,900 and of course lesser than the Samsung Galaxy S5.
But Samsung has planned aggressive strategies to kill the competition, as one thing which is not known to many is that Samsung has silently dropped down the price of Shimmery White color variant of Galaxy S5 from Rs 52,500 to Rs 46,881 and the price of black color variant has also been reduced to Rs 50,499. Both the offers can be availed on national e-commerce website FlipKart.
Well, till now there has been no official word from the company's end, as far as the price drop is concerned, but analysts have pointed that this step has been taken by the South Korean tech giant just to dent the sales of HTC One M8 in the market, which will be available from May first week.
HTC One M8 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the new HTC Sense 6.0 UI and revamped BlinkFeed slapped onto it. Further, it is powered by a quad core Snapdragon 801 processor that's assisted via 2GB of RAM. Interestingly, the device also has an external MicroSD slot that supports expansion up to 128 GB. And although the new device comes with a non-removable 2,600 mAh battery, the most interesting feature of the new HTC flagship are its camera offerings.
The handset sports a primary dual LED camera in the back with dual flash support - dubbed the All New Ultra Megapixel Camera. Apart from that, there's also a secondary front-facing 5 MP camera that will serve more than enough for conducting video chats or snapping selfies.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display offering a Full HD resolution and produces a pixel density of 432 ppi. The Indian version is powered by Octa Core Processor Adonis Prime2 (Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) + XMM6360 coupled with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS with the layer of the upgraded version of the TouchWiz UI including a new notification bar.
The camera which Samsung has used in this phone can be considered as one of the best as it features a mechanism which allows the users to auto focus the subject in less than 0.3 seconds which means that you can also shoot moving objects with ease. There is a 2MP front-facing shooter which is enough for taking selfies and making video calls.
Moreover, the Galaxy S5's internal storage capacity is 16GB and you will also get a microSD card support via which the storage can be enhanced up to 128GB. It uses (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) 2x2 MIMO, USB3.0, BT 4.0(LE) connectivity options. The smartphone is IP67 certified which means that the Galaxy S5 is resistant to sweat, rain, liquids, sand and dust, so that your phone will protected from any activity or situation. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by 2,800mAh battery also comes with a Power Saving Mode.
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