Finally 2015 is here, the year predicted to be a milestone in advancement in all matters technology. A significant arm of this advancement is the smartphones; startling devices with incredible specs and looks that embellish the new era with the best platform for enthusiasts to witness progress in all aspects.
To help you with the selection process when dealing with these sophisticated yet effective gadgets is the following description of the top 10 upcoming smartphones of 2015.
Sony Xperia Z4
Mobile phones aficionados have lots of exciting devices this year and Sony is a company that is beating all the odds to ensure that they remain to be ranked among the league leaders. With the significant increase among its fan base, Sony’s next flagship smartphone – Xperia Z4 promises to feature better camera as well as screen, coupled by massive processing capability. Rumour has it that the gadget will feature 1440p QuadHD display together with the latest Android Lollipop and 4k video recording capability.
Apple iPhone 6S
Some people call it iPhone 7; but the official name is iPhone 6S said to be launched later this year; September to be precise. Rumour has it that 6S is crafted to run on iOS 9, possessing super fast processor as well as other improved specs with the overall design affected in a small way. The expected variations are three, all to be launched in the second half of 2015. These include the Regular, the Plus and the Mini version.
Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy Note5
The unexpected failure of S5 has made Samsung up their game by working beyond time to introduce Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5. These upcoming devices come as a result of the overwhelming accolades received from previous models in several podiums worldwide. A notable praise is the one from international CES, which ranked Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge as the innovation of the year. This is set to be a worthy opponent to Apple’s iPhone 6S.
HTC One M9
HTC is set to release one of its greatest inventions; the One M9. The launch will happen within the first two quarters of 2015 in Barcelona with chitchat stating that the smartphone will feature an improved display, better battery life, as well as powerful configuration. One M9 will feature a 5” 1080p LCD, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and a 20.7MP camera.
Another speculation in 2015 is the LG G4, which is expected to be launched by summer. The smart gadget is expected to feature 4GB RAM and a 5.7” UHD display that comes with a processor that would most probably be a Snapdragon 810 64bit chip. G4 was developed to set a mark in the advancement of smartphones and Life’s Good has ensured that they have invested heavily in this new design.
Saygus V Squared
Saygus V Squared promises to become the best among those created within its time if winning the CES Global Innovation Award is anything to go by. It has a stunning 1080p display, 3GB RAM and 64MB built in storage. Both 21-megapixel rear and 13 MP front cameras are compatible to windows and android. It is alleged that this phone will have a somewhat rugged design housing highly engineered features for ultimate user satisfaction. V Squared packs a fingerprint scanner and two microSD card slots for extra storage if you exhaust the 64GB internal memory. The 3100 mAh battery supports wireless charging, not forgetting that this gadget touted by its manufacturer as a super Smartphone is indeed waterproof.
Nexus 6 2015
Rumor mills have it that the new Nexus 6 will be released in October most probably for Android. Customers are likely to pay a major price for the new release said to boast advanced features compared to its predecessors. This gadget will be powered by Snapdragon 805 system and feature a stunningly large 5.9-inch display in what is seen as direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy Notes. It has a 2.1megapixel front camera and the 13 MP main camera at the back that also has optical image stabilization.
Rumours say that the Nexus 6 is a doppelganger of yet to be released Moto S, owing to similar display sizes. Details about the design are only the subject of speculation though, because we know Google to overhaul the designs of new Nexus smart phones every year.
Microsoft Lumia McLaren
The Lumia McLaren is anticipated to feature 3D touch technology with kinect like gestures, windows mobile 10 operating system, PureView Camera and many more features that will certainly appeal to Windows Phone enthusiasts. Rumours have it that T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T will sell the McLaren but feature details are somewhat scanty.
Google’s Project Ara
Current news states that the Project Ara modular phone is great news for users who hate booting up after each battery change as it will be hot swappable. The modules will be available from an online store and the first project Ara phone will be powered by an advanced Android L version. It will be possible for users to swap modules except for the CPU so that they can revamp their experience without a fuss. The project Ara Smartphone promises excitement for enthusiasts who can get the most out of their devices without much trouble.
Last year was great for Xiaomi and 2015 promises to be better with the flagship M15 Smartphone. The screen size is predicted to be a resounding 5.5-5.7 inches and a thinner body in comparison with its predecessor. A huge 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 810 64 BIT Processor and impressive 20.7 megapixel camera. A limited edition will be produced featuring a layer of sapphire on the screen but more details about this release are rather scanty.
Conclusion – Smartphones are the hallmark of affluence for many, which is the sole reason why we wait for the newest, best release of the year so anxiously. For those who consider having the best across all platforms, the above list will certainly keep you in the know about what your favorite brand has in store. Each gadget has introduced a unique turf in terms of specs with the smartphone wave of 2015 promising to give us devices expected to be decorated with more refined looks, faster performance, better snaps on images, and last but not least, have longer-lasting batteries.
This year is gonna be so exciting for gadget freaks but one problem many of us will face with buying these phones is the price. Getting a monthly contract isn’t always so straightforward either with many consumers failing credit checks. In these cases, it’s worth looking at buying a phone on finance instead via an online store like Argos or a catalogue like Littlewoods. Most of these retailers offer interest free credit for a certain period, and with a cheap sim-only contract it is more or less the same as getting a contract phone.