Samsung responds to Steve Jobs and iPhone 4 press conference

At last week's Apple press conference regarding the iPhone 4 antenna issues, CEO Steve Jobs called out another of other competitors. Most of them have responded already, and now Samsung is joining the fray.

At last week's Apple press conference regarding the iPhone 4 antenna issues, CEO Steve Jobs called out another of other competitors. Most of them have responded already, and now Samsung is joining the fray.

Samsung specifically points towards design comparisons of the iPhone 4 and the Omnia 2, both of which have out-of-the-ordinary antenna placements.

Here's the statement from Samsung spokesperson Shin Young-joon, as published in the The Korea Herald:

The antenna is located at the bottom of the Omnia 2 phone, while iPhone’s antenna is on the lower left side of the device. Our design keeps the distance between a hand and an antenna.

We have fully conducted field tests before the rollout of smartphones. Reception problems have not happened so far, and there is no room for such problems to happen in the future.

While there is a pointed difference in antenna placement, the statement isn't that loud or inflammatory. The Omnia 2 isn't exactly comparable to the iPhone 4 in terms of price, popularity or features...so maybe not comparable at all. Perhaps that's why Samsung doesn't have as much of a direct and firm response as RIM did. Or maybe Samsung would rather focus on something more important than smartphone drama.

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