2014 saw a raft of new smartphones hit the market with Apple, Samsung and Nokia offering the pick of the phones (in our option) with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Nokia Lumia 930 and the 2 iPhone 6 models. LG released the first flexible phone and Microsoft entered the virtual assistant race with Cortana, to name only few highlights that arrived last year. That said this article is all about looking to the year ahead. Although some of these handsets are not 100% confirmed and some of the details are speculation, these are some of the notable devices we expect to see in 2015.
HTC One M9/Hima
(expected March 2015)
All rumors on the internet right now, the M9 is expected to have a 5 inch display and contain a Qualcomm snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB of RAM. Possibly having a 13MP front and a 20MP rear camera with the device continuing to run HTC sense and the Andrioid operating system.
Samsung Galaxy S6
(expected Q1 2015)
We believe the rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 will make it look something like this, Quad HD (2560×1440) display, 64-bit Exynos 7420/Snapdragon 810 processor, 16/20-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32/64/128GB storage, and Broadcom’s new BCM4773 sensor chip, making it one powerful piece of kit!
(expected Sept 2015)
While we do not expect any changes in design and screen size from the iPhone 6, we do expect a small further boost in performance power, a bump up in the camera sensor that would bring us more megapixels for more detailed images, but we are sure that there will be some small surprises in store from Apple.
(expected May 2015)
The LG G3 was touted as the best smartphone that money could buy last year so we are excited so see what the G4 turns into, unfortunately there is little known about the LG G4 specifications as yet. LG had announced its own Nuclun processor which is rumoured to feature in the G4. The Nuclun is an octa-core processor with LTE-A Cat 6 network capabilities to allow for 4G speeds up to 300mbps! LG has announced a screen with a super slim bezel, the display has a 0.7mm bezel smaller than the already impressive 1.15mm on the G3. Again this hasn’t been confirmed on the G4 but is very possible.
Google Project Ara
(expected early 2015)
Is essentially an exoskeleton that allows users to modify what parts they want. That way someone that wants to spend the bulk of their budget on the camera, but doesn’t need as much storage, can choose to upgrade that way. For example, one person may skip NFC component in favour of faster Wi-Fi one. There should also be third party components on offer that will allow for competitive pricing as well as new types of parts like the devices sensors. The speed this phone can develop at is very exciting.
Sony Xperia Z4
(expected April/May 2015)
Sony’s next flagship smartphone the Z4 is touted to have a 5.5-inch QHD 1440 x 2560 display, 64-bit 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and 20MP camera all running on the Android OS.
We will keep you updated as we find out more about these and other devices arriving in 2015. If you would like to know more or discuss streamlining the mobile phone solution within your business call us today on 0800 652 4133 or click here.