Any reason why Samsung is making the Galaxy S4 4.99 Inches instead of 5?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Where's the logic? Most who have it will consider it 5 inches anyway.. If its just 4.9 ok but why 4.99?
     
  2. blairh macrumors 68030

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    There is a technical reason that I'm unaware of for making it 4.99. I'm sure someone else knows.

    It's also irrelevant. A 4.99" screen can be marketed as 5".
     
  3. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    To separate itself from the rest of the crowd.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Something to this effect. If it goes edge to edge it probably is just what it ended up being.
     
  5. theluggage macrumors 68030

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    Probably a combination of the actual designs using metric units, some complexity of LCD manufacture determining the size of panels and - even if that leaves the height and width as nice round numbers, Mr Pythagoras messes up the length of the diagonal. (Unless it's a 4:3 screen...)
     
  6. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    The screen size of the Galaxy S4 will be marketed as a 5" screen 1920x1080
     
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    Why do retailers mark prices as $19.99 when in reality it really is $20 minus a penny (which is devalued here in Canada now btw).

    Because 19 looks cheaper.

    Similarly, 4.99 makes your brain ignore the .99, and look at the 4, and think, oh compared to the 5 inch phones this one is smaller sized.

    They appeal to both the large size lovers and a bit smaller size lovers, because majority of public thinks after they have bought something impulsively.


    TLDR: Marketing.
     
  9. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Will be interesting if that's what Samsung do at the press conference on march 14th..
     
  10. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    I think they will say 5" as the Galaxy S3 is 4.8 and whats .1". Pointless.
     

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