The race between smartphone companies continues in the region. Dubai witnessed two interesting product launches on Wednesday. Samsung launched Galaxy S5 in the morning while HTC launched One (M8) in the evening.
HTC One (M8) will be available in the market from Friday (April 4) and Galaxy S5 will be available by April 11.
Featuring a number of apps, both manufactures have tall claims.
“With the Galaxy S5, Samsung has gone back to the drawing board to work on adding real value to our consumers’ lives, while giving them the best-in-class capabilities on the market,” says Hayssam Yassine, head of Telecommunications at Samsung Gulf Electronics.
The phone combines an advanced camera, the fast network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features as consumers stay fit and connected in style.
Featuring a 16 megapixel camera with an enhanced menu and user interface that allow consumers to effortlessly take, edit and share photos.
The device offers the world’s fastest autofocus, with a speed of up to 0.3 seconds, and advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) that reproduces natural light and color with striking intensity under any circumstances.
The product finds its perfect companion in the Samsung Gear Fit, the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device. The device has an attractive heart-beat-counting App too.
HTC unveiled its new flagship smartphone M8, an upgrade to the award-winning HTC One that it hopes will bring back some of the market share lost to Samsung.
The device has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than its predecessor, as well as improved camera technology, a faster processor and updated software.
“With the HTC One (M8), we are taking our award-winning HTC One concept a step further,” said Neeraj Seth, head of marketing, during the launching ceremony that took place at Atlantis, in Dubai
“Our newest smartphone is the ultimate evolution of its predecessor, offering a more refined experience than ever before” he added.
The device houses Super LCD3 touch screen with Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by Quad-core 2.3 GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB internal storage capacity.
The M8 has a micro SD slot which supports up to 128GB capacity.
The M8 features a metal body and number of innovations including dual rear facing camera for capturing the depth of the image and a 5MP front-facing camera as well as introducing a new version of its Android UI, Sense 6.
Available in gunmetal grey and glacial silver the product features the all-new HTC Sense 6, with a high quality metal uni-body and a smart sensor hub that anticipates customer’s needs, using motion launch controls to make everyday tasks easier.