Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S4 smartphone in New York City on Thursday.
Is the device a game-changer? Not exactly.
But since the device will be able to run on more carriers, sales should ramp up, nonetheless.
As Kwon Sung Ryul, an analyst at Dongbu Securities, says, “There was no ‘Wow’ factor, it only proved to the world that it’s getting harder to make a difference on the hardware side… But the number of carriers that will offer Galaxy S4 has increased from that of [the] S3, so overall sales are expected to improve.”
At the same time, Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone sales growth last quarter was nothing to write home about. It was the slowest in more than two years.