Samsung’s got two new smartphones for us in its goodie bag, and it’s due for release sometime in the next six months. That’s what Samsung Mobile's senior vice-president, Kim Hyun-Joon, said to investors on an earnings call.
Kim mentioned the launch of these two new high-end units would be its attempt at regaining its falling earnings and securing its lead as one of the top mobile phone vendors. It’s a tough spot to be in, especially since competition’s gotten tougher with Chinese rivals like Xiaomi entering the market.
The South Korean multi-national electronics company didn’t reveal too much on what these two new mobile phones will be or look like but only provided investors with a teaser into some of their features.
The only inkling is that one of the models will showcase a large screen, and the other will be created by means of "new materials", leaving much that can be speculated about the two mysterious devices.
What can it be?
Sources are speculating that the one made of “new materials” could be the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Alpha – it’s said to be the first of its Androids to come with a metallic design. Co-incidentally, information of its specs were leaked on a German Samsung blog, which also says the Alpha will be officially out on 13 August.
Its specs, apparently, include a Samsung-made Exynos 5433 chipset, a 12MP rear camera, as well as a 2MP front snapper, a screen resolution of 720p, and 32GB of storage built-in with a nano SIM slot and no microSD expansion.
The other device, the one with the large screen, could be the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is supposedly coming with a 5.7in flexible, three-sided wraparound display, 20.1MP camera, 1440 x 2560 pixel screen, Android KitKat 4.4.3, as well as water repelling features amongst others.
We’ll update you with more news of these smartphones as we get closer to their launch date so keep watching this space.