A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland suggests that the Samsung Nexus 3’s large and very expensive camera sensor and LCD panel will likely cause it to be “overpriced” compared to a similarly priced Android phone.
In the study, researchers at Johns Hopkins University compared the price of the Samsung Nexon 3 to the $150 Nexus 5, a device that was introduced earlier this year.
The researchers compared the cost of a $1,300 smartphone to a $400 Nexus 5 device.
While the price difference was significant, the Samsung device was only 2.5 times more expensive than the $200 iPhone 6s.
The study’s lead author, Rami Aboukhadir, said that the lack of competition between Android phones was a problem that Samsung should address.
Aboukhads research also found that the Galaxy S 3’s display, with its pixel density of 441 ppi, was too high compared to its competitors, and was not competitive with the HTC 10.
Aboudhassan said the study’s results suggest that the smartphone market is in an “all or nothing” situation, and that the Nexus 3 could not compete with other high-end smartphones on price, performance and design.
Aboulas research also suggests that Samsung has a significant gap in the market when it comes to innovation, because it is unable to compete with its rivals.
The Galaxy S III, for example, was developed and tested in-house by Samsung, which makes the display and its software, while Google and HTC have been developing the technology and releasing their own devices.
Aboubakir said that Samsung is “missing an opportunity” to develop innovative new technologies to replace the Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Nexus.
In an email to TechRadar, a spokesperson for Samsung did not directly address the research’s findings, but noted that Samsung’s focus has been on developing the world’s leading technology for the past 20 years.