Just Like Apple! Smartphone Shoppers Are Waiting in Line for Samsung's Galaxy S5
On Friday Samsung released its Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Apple rival’s top competitor to the iPhone. And just like each new iPhone does, the Galaxy S5 attracted lines of eager shoppers hoping to be among the first to own the new phone.
Well, it attracted lines in some cities, anyway.
Here’s the scene in London, spotted by the (slightly-biased) folks at Android Central. “It’s no iPhone line, sure” Android Police officer/writer Richard Devine concluded, “but it’s still damn impressive.”
Twitter user Ianus Keller shared this panoramic shot of a long line in the Netherlands:
And the Singapore Times snapped this photo of “hundreds” queued up for the Galaxy S5 in — well, Singapore.
Here’s another, more modest line from Singapore, shared on Digital Life Singapore’s Facebook page:
It wasn’t all lines and queues for Samsung, however. Whereas almost all Apple stores tend to attract huge crowds on release day, the Galaxy S series isn’t quite there yet in terms of broad, overwhelming appeal — a fact that some Apple fans gleefully pointed out on Twitter.