Amid a lot of anticipation, Samsung recently unveiled its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone. The responses from the critics and users are somewhat mixed so far. Some have called it a great, new smartphone while others are deeming it as simply a small refresh over Galaxy S III. The lead Apple bull Brian White has now stated that Galaxy S4 is ‘not a game changer.’
Naturally, that is not surprising because White’s company, the Topeka Capital Markets, has its interests connected to Apple’s stock value. Commenting on the new Android flagship smartphone, White stated that while it is a fair refresh, it is certainly not an equal contender to Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S.
He wrote in a recent note, “Last night, Samsung Electronics hosted an event in New York City to unveil the Galaxy S 4. Samsung introduced some interesting new features in the Galaxy S 4 many of which we expect newer smartphones to include as the year unfolds. As such, we view the Galaxy S 4 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.”
White then elaborated on how Apple has been able to thin down the profile of subsequent iPhone release while ramping up the hardware and screen size of the latest offerings. Moreover, he also takes a jab at the plastic feel of Galaxy S4, compared to the premium, metal look of iPhone.