“Samsung’s Galaxy S4 debut went off largely as expected and yielded an evolutionary device that won’t dent Apple or its iPhone franchise too much, say analysts,” Larry Dignan reports for ZDNet.
“Indeed, Morgan Stanley analysts in a research note asked whether the Galaxy S4 was more like the S3S in a reference that swiped Apple’s iPhone 4S device, which was more evolutionary,” Dignan reports. “Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said: ‘We believe the S4 will certainly sell well and it is incrementally negative for Apple; however, the device is not revolutionary, in our view.’ Topeka analyst Brian White said: ‘We view the Galaxy S4 as a refresh but NOT a game changer. We believe the iPhone 5S will handily outsell Samsung’s new flagship smartphone in the second-half of the year, while we believe Apple will expand its world with a lower-priced iPhone in 2013.'”
Dignan reports, “Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said: ‘We view the S4 as unlikely to meaningfully impact iPhone share of the high-end over the full year, but do expect it to take share from other Android phones.'”
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