Although there is no official release date of the iPhone 5, it is likely to happen in the last quarter of 2012. Apple has quite a task on its hands, as it faces the most impressive competition from rival manufacturers at the time of its release phone than any previous iPhone model has. In this article, I will take a look at some of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S3 that the iPhone 5 will have to compete with.
It is likely that the iPhone 5 will sport an all new aesthetic design. Although the iPhone 4S has an iconic design which is well received by consumers, the California based manufacturer is likely to be keen to keep the design of the new handset fresh and appealing and offer something different to its current flagship. The iPhone 4S measures 9.3 mm in thickness, and upon its release this was the thinnest smartphone on the market. However, the Samsung Galaxy S3 measures just 8.6 millimetres and its likely that Apple are sure to match or even exceeds this measurement.
Like all previous iPhone models, the iPhone 4S has a 3.5 inch screen. Although this is big enough for many users, and of course contributes to its display quality, the iPhone 5 is likely to be the first iPhone model to sport a larger display, as the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has an HD resolution in a 4.8 inch screen, offering the best of both. This is more important than ever, as smartphones now carry out more tasks than ever before, particularly when it comes to multimedia tasks such as watching movies and playing games.
Many people overlook the importance of the processor when choosing their next smartphone, however this is a crucial feature for smartphones as it is responsible for the performance and user experience of many of a smartphone’s features. The Apple iPhone 4S has a 1 GHz dual-core processor, which at the time of its release was very impressive, and few can argue that it still provides excellent performance. However, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most powerful smartphones in the world in terms of processing power thanks to its 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, resulting in almost unrivalled performance from competing smartphones. Unless you are well versed in the intricacies of this technology, you are unlikely to notice a difference when using the phones, but this feature gives the manufacturer serious bragging rights, and Apple is sure to be keen to match the competition in this respect.
Of course, we will not know the actual specifications of the iPhone 5 until it is released later this year, but given the competition that it will be facing, it will no doubt be every bit as impressive as we expect it to be.