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iPhone 6S pips Samsung Galaxy S6 as year’s most anticipated smartphone

iPhone 6S pips Samsung Galaxy S6 as year’s most anticipated smartphone

The iPhone 6S edged to victory over the Samsung Galaxy S6 in the battle for the title of the year’s most anticipated smartphone, in a result that will nonetheless cheer Samsung after the lukewarm reception afforded to the Galaxy S5.

Apple’s iPhone 6S, which is likely to be an incremental update from the current-gen iPhone 6 and is expected to tip up in September, polled 28% in an onsite poll of 1,321 uSwitch Tech users who were asked which phone they were most looking forward to in 2015.

Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which has been the subject of a series of intriguing leaks ahead of its debut at Mobile World Congress on March 1st, was in second place with 26%.

The handset's strong showing comes after Samsung recently declined to put a number on Galaxy S5 sales in its profits announcement, sparking chatter of reputation-tarnishing weak sales for its flagship smartphone in the last quarter.

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At third place in the poll was the HTC One M9. A creditable showing, that's for sure. But with just 11% of the vote, it seems unlikely to break the Samsung-Apple duopoly at the top-end of the phone market.

Like the HTC One M8, it’s shaping up to once again prove to be a tech-scribe’s favourite and all-round connoisseur’s choice, while failing to genuinely cross over to the mass of mainstream users.

At fourth place there was more good news for Samsung, with the Galaxy Note 5 securing 10% of votes and looking set to shore up the range’s status as the biggest-selling cult phones around.

Elsewhere, Sony’s Xperia Z4 picked up 9% to nick fifth in the rundown, with the LG G4 (5%) nestling at six.

The Microsoft Lumia Mclaren, aka the Lumia 1030, the Motorola Moto G were tied at 4%, and completing the field was the rank outsider the Mi5 from Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi with 2%.

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