In order to maintain its image as providing a line of high-end products, it needs Samsung to provide cheaper products to compare its own products against. Apple therefore dominates the market in developed countries, and Samsung dominates the market in developing countries, in which the average household income is lower.
But Samsung not only makes just as expensive phones, they also make better phones. And Samsung is now, I think, at least as popular in rich countries as Apple. Samsung is not the underdog, Samsung is the man. Apple pretends it's the man and tries to convince the people that it is, but Apple has lost that position. This theory is bull if you ask me.
It's an interesting angle though. Legal battles like these could lock out other companies. Then again, isn't it a bit late anyway? The big players already have phones on the market and they're not going away. New phone manufacturers would have a REALLY hard time making anything even without having to avoid legal battles, just because of the experience and brand reputation the big players have.
Originally Posted by Waltibaba
And look at us now:HTC One
, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Optimus G, LG 4x HD, Nexus 4, Xperia Z, Huawei Ascend G615, Huawei Ascend D1 Quad, ASUS Padfone 2, Lumia 920, HTC 8X, ATIV S.
All current high-end HD phones.
There has never before been a selection this enormous.
HTC One replaced the One X+. I also think you forgot all the Windows flagship phones which are increasingly popular even if the original poster wasn't talking about WP.Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/19/13 at 6:53pm