Galaxy Note 5, iPhone 6s, The New Nexus, Moto X 3rd edition and others are phones we look forward too in the second half of 2015
Well, the first half of 2015 is over and we already have some impressive smartphones on our hands such as the LG G4, Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, and Huawei P8 etc. The smartphone market moves at a breakneck pace and manufacturers are always trying to oust one other.
So without much further ado, here are the phones which we think are the best amongst the upcoming wave of phones.
Galaxy Note 5
Who by now isn’t familiar with Samsung’s Note series? Samsung single handedly crafted this segment of large screen phones, and although it was much mocked about before the original’s release, the sales were record-breaking. Even though many manufacturers’ have followed the Korean giant’s footsteps and created Phablet themselves, none have yet been able to beat Samsung at its own game. The Note 4 was a marvelous handset, there is no doubt about that, but it did not meet the expected sales figure, therefore Samsung will be keen to make its successor different. Plus the advances of its main rival, Apple, into the Phablet market means Samsung must start to take this market segment even more seriously.
The Note 5 will be a true powerhouse packing USB Type-C, wireless charging, even faster charging time that Galaxy S6, 4k resolution display, 4GB RAM, 8 to 16 core processor and of course, synonymous with Note name, the S-pen. Samsung also patented a dock for phones, which could indicate that Note 5 would have something like this to be able to use it as a computer. Expect the camera and storage to be 16MP and 32GB as well. One question that remains is whether Samsung will incorporate a removable battery and expandable storage or not.
Expect Samsung to announce the Note 5 earlier this year at around mid-august to keep ahead of its rival Apple with its new iPhone.
The Chinese manufacturer revolutionized the budget market with its OnePlus One, providing killer specs in an affordable package. The OnePlus One had a lot going for it, and the company must be able to churn out an even better product if it hopes to retain its popularity. With several hints and leaks from the company itself, we now know a lot about what to expect from the OnePlus Two.
The phone is expected to come with a Full HD 5.5 inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU (said to be revised to v2.1 to remove the throttling and overheating issue), 4 gigs of RAM, 16MP primary camera with a 5MPselfie cam (rumored), dual speakers (rumored), USB Type-C and a large 3,300mAh battery unit.
The last nexus phone was made by Motorola dubbed the Nexus 6; it went against many traditions of the Nexus phones by introducing a gigantic Phablet form factor with a screen size of 6 inches and well as well as pricing it high. Many fans criticized Google for this and preferred to stay with the highly successful Nexus 5.
This may or may not affect Google as Nexus devices aren’t primarily meant to rake in cash, but still it looks like the next Nexus phones will have a smaller Quad-HD screen at 5.2 inches, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. Photography will be taken care of by a 13MP camera, 2MP for selfies, and a 2,700mAh battery. These specs are for the smaller nexus, yes, there are reports of two nexus phones being developed, the smaller one by LG and the larger one by Huawei. The bigger variant is expected to sport a 5.7 inch screen, 3,700mAh battery and a Snapdragon 810 processor.
Moto X (2015)
The original Moto X was a huge success for Motorola, with just the right amount of everything. The successor to it, Moto X (2014), though a brilliant phone, fell short in a lot of ways. It had an average battery life and poor speaker quality.
The upcoming Moto X is expected to address these issues while upgrading its other aspects. It’s expected to house the same 5.2 inch screen, this time upgraded to Quad HD though, a 16MP primary shooter, 4GB of RAM, and a nice upgrade to 3,280mAh battery. The storage will be non-expandable with 32 or 64 gigs internal storage option available. The phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. What remains to be seen is whether Motorola will still keep the price down or not.
Apple iPhone 6s
Apple is expected to continue its tradition of launching “s” monikers on its ongoing flagship number with the release of iPhone 6s later this year. As was the case with the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, Apple will probably launch two variants for the 6s as well.
The new phones are expected to keep the same display but integrate force touch technology in it. Force touch allows pressurized inputs to the screen. Along with this, Apple is also widely expected to integrate its fingerprint sensor into the screen itself and remove the home button altogether. We might see a beautiful bezel less screen from the company. Apart from this, the new iPhones will have a better CPU, most probably an A9 processor and an upgrade to 2 gigs of ram. The cameras are also expected to improve drastically with a 12MP camera at the back and a 5MP one at the front.