‘An Odd Air of Familiarity’

Chris Velazco, reviewing the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge for Engadget (bold emphasis added):

And no, your eyes don’t deceive you: The Galaxy S6 looks (and feels) an awful lot like an iPhone. From those rounded sides to the chrome-rimmed, fingerprint-sensing Home button to placement of the volume buttons on the left edge and the power button on the right, there’s an odd air of familiarity surrounding the thing. (A brief aside: One of Samsung’s spokespeople picked up my iPhone 6 during our hands-on time in February and it seemed to take him a few moments to realize what he was actually holding.) Flame wars on the matter are already starting to brew, but I’m not too concerned; Samsung’s end result is lovely, and that’s all most people will care about.

Really interested to see how the S6 fares. Also interested to see how much Samsung’s next watch looks like an Apple Watch.

Friday, 3 April 2015