File this in the ‘duh’ compartment. Chris Matyszczyk confirms what everyone expected. Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 looks much like an iPhone 6.
Samsung launched its Galaxy S6 today and I imagine the people least happy to see it were Apple’s lawyers. The poor things likely had their Sundays disrupted by their competitor’s new phone, alarmed to see just how similar it was to the iPhone 6.
Some of those lawyers get paid up to $1,000 an hour so I doubt if they’re feeling badly about Samsung’s latest copycat smartphone.
The new metal and glass design is clearly meant to appeal to a more refined palate. And look, there’s even a fingerprint scanner.
Customers might hope it works better than last year’s fingerprint scanner. The refined design, while reminiscent of an iPhone, still runs Android which is reminiscent of Windows.
There’s surely little doubt that Samsung has taken a look at the core of Apple’s success and decided that it’s better to compete head-on.
That didn’t work with the Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5, so why would it work now? Because the S6 looks more like an iPhone than an iPhone.