Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been on everyone’s lips ever since it was unveiled on the second day of this month. In fact, many experts are of the belief that Apple’s struggles in the smartphone market are set to get even worse despite the incoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
However, a new survey that was conducted a few days ago may surprise many, including those who are of the view that Apple is way behind Samsung with respect to the Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone. According to the proponents of the idea that Samsung is winning the smartphone battle, features of the Note 7 such as a curved dual-edge 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display screen, a huge battery unit, an iris scanner, integrated support for VR, a HDR-capable camera, more RAM and storage, among others, have been cited.
On the other hand, the iPhone 7 has been labeled as boring by quite a number of experts in the smartphone market thanks to the fact that the handset will reportedly come without any major innovation or even changes in the design language like with the case of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. But still, the iPhone 7 should see some significant interest as usual, especially since it will still come with reasonable upgrades that many die-hard iPhone users will deem enough to warrant an upgrade.
But what about mainstream consumers? Will the iPhone 7 appeal to them? Well, according to the survey that was conducted by Fluent Company, the handset could possibly trounce the sales of the Galaxy Note 7.
In the survey, the company determined that mainstream consumers cared less about iris scanners and curved displays with respect to the next iPhone. Apparently, what most current iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5S owners are watching out for in the upcoming iPhone 7 are improved storage, an enhanced battery life, and an even faster processor. In essence, all these three should be guaranteed when the iPhone 7 is unveiled in a few weeks’ time.
With those full of praise for the Galaxy Note 7 heavily relying on the great camera capabilities and thinner body of the phone, these two are among the least expected upgrades as far as iPhone 7 enthusiasts are concerned, the survey shows.
Since the iPhone 7 is still just a rumor, the survey company went further to try and determine which is the most important feature of the iPhone 7 as per the ongoing rumors. In reply, 56% of the 1,735 U.S. adults involved in the survey pointed to waterproofing capabilities, followed by wireless charging at 20%. Not so many saw a significant importance in the rumored pressure-sensitive home button, however, a whopping 64% were unhappy about the potential removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The good side of the story is that removing this feature will allow Apple to come in with waterproofing capabilities for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
As far as the curved display is concerned, most enthusiastic iPhone 7 buyers are not bothered by the technology, with only 35% wishing that Apple could debut this screen on the new phone. With this in mind, it is possible that the curved dual-edge display screen won’t be a major selling point when it comes to the Galaxy Note 7 vs iPhone 7 war.
If you are, however, still concerned with the lack of innovation on the iPhone 7, the 2017 iPhone 8 will not be a disappointment whatsoever.