Published in Mobiles
Android phones out before the iPhone
by Nick Farrell on15 February 2017
It looks like Android makers are rallying around to dump a spoiler on Apple’s launch of the iPhone 8.
The Tame Apple Press is doing its best to advertise the new iPhone 8 by pushing all sorts of fancy claims for it, particularly after the iPhone 7 proved to be a major disappointment. However, it appears that other Android phone vendors are also expected to launch new models in the second quarter of 2017 to grab market share prior to the planned release of next-generation iPhone devices in September.
Android phone vendors apparently hope to stimulate sales in the vague hope that consumers have been holding off buying new phones to see what the new iPhone will look like.
Among Android phone vendors, Samsung Electronics is expected to launch its Galaxy S8 in the second half of March with the first batch of shipments to reach 10 million units.
Huawei is expected to unveil its new flagship model, the Huawei P10, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC). The release date of the Huawei P10 will come one month ahead of its predecessor the P9, indicated the sources. The P10 is likely to come with dual-curved displays and dual Leica cameras, and shipments of the new device are expected to start gaining momentum in April, said the sources.
The second quarter will see LG's G6, Xiaomi's Note 4X and Mi 6, and Asustek's ZenFone 4 series smartphones.