The ninth-generation iPhone, the next attempt to Samsung, LG’s powerful duo and affordable Chinese flagship – RAQWE is an anthology of the most interesting smartphones that come or may come to North America this year.
Apple iPhone 6s / 6s Plus – new smartphone in 2015
Soup from Cupertino priori will occupy the first place in all ratings expected. Despite the releases of Apple Watch, 13-inch iPad and 12-inch MacBook, one of the main gadgets this year will be the next iPhone. Inside and rumors of the ninth generation of Apple’s smartphone appear now, about nine months before presentation.
All news about 6s and 6s Plus can be divided into two categories: “just be” and “may be”. In section one hundred percent performance get 2 GB of RAM (it is time), A9 processor, the operating system iOS 9 (it will show in June) and an improved camera (it is actually increasing the resolution – the first time in 4 years). In the category of dubious information – information on the smooth back cover (camera without protuberance), and display, the ability to distinguish a press force (as in Apple Watch).
By long tradition, both externally iPhone will be the same as their predecessors from 2014: Generation «s» traditionally does not imply a change of design. Colors are likely to also be three – the “gray space”, “silver” and “gold”. In late 2014, rumors spread that the line will complement the 4-inch model, but after a couple of weeks suppliers denied the stuffing: 4.7 inches below Apple has not fallen.
The saddest thing in the iPhone 6s / 6s Plus – America price, which is impossible to predict. If in 2014 agile Apple fans had to buy gadgets on a more or less adequate prices.
Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge – new smartphone in 2015
Galaxy S5 failed: the flagship 2014 sold worse than the Galaxy S4, and the South Korean companies to think about accelerating the release of the new king’s rule. Show Galaxy S6 at CES-2015 failed, so the announcement of moves to Barcelona Exhibition MWC – the gap between the two flagships will be about a year. March 2 hashtag # GalaxyS6 enter the Twitter trends – according to rumors, this smartphone will cause serious repercussions.
Thanks to the tests and not very secretive state Samsung, the main characteristics of Galaxy S6 long press: model will QHD-screen (1440h2560 points) 5.3-5.5 inch diagonal, 16 or 20-megapixel main camera, Megapixel front module, drive capacity 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB of RAM and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Recently, the media got insider that the proportion Galaxy S6 with the “native” Exynos processor and S6 with Snapdragon 810 is 80 to 20 in favor of corporate chipset. The reason – the intense heating of the chip from Qualcomm.
In contrast to the specifications, design Galaxy S6 is still unknown (by the way, so it was last year – all cleared on the first night). It was planned that the flagship finally be metal, but this does not happen: if you believe the latest news, metal falls only on the ends of the housing, and the front and rear glass will appear. It should say that in comparison with previous generations, this situation does not seem catastrophic: glass plus the metal seem more solid than plastic plus plastic with small holes.
Along with the usual Galaxy S6 Samsung will demonstrate and Galaxy S6 Edge. This winner of the curved display will be endowed with two (instead of one as in Note 4 Edge) subsidiary “stripes” on either side of the main screen: it was made for the convenience of righties and lefties. Features Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge match, but the price will be different – Edge get more expensive conventional modification.
Thunder with LG G3 (this model – one of the most balanced champions 2014), Koreans hardly going to stop. In LG G4 will be used Snapdragon chip 810, RAM will be 3 or 4 GB, but the camera resolution – 16 megapixels (do not forget about the laser autofocus). Screen – QHD (2560×1440 pixels) at 5.3-5.5 inches diagonally. The latest specification shows that LG does not intend to continue to participate in the arms race: increasing the resolution (from 2K to 4K) and size (from 5.5 inches) could cause only negative.
Probably look G4 will more or less match the design LG G3: everything is done rigorously, but the flagship does not seem boring. The only original feature – the volume keys behind – also continue. True, you can add the stylus G Pen, talk about which came at the end of December. He will have fewer features than the S Pen from Samsung, but the pen itself in the flagship device – it is a challenge.
Of the fantastic rumors is to say only about retinal scanner: it could be to believe, if not for news about wanting LG keep the price level in the region of $ 600. Date of presentation has not yet announced G4: optimists believe in MWC-2015 in early March, realists suggest to wait for May – in late spring in a year with the release G3.
LG G Flex 2
Premiere curved Korean leader has already taken place in Las Vegas at CES-2015, but for Russia this smartphone is still in the waiting list. The model is notable not only curved body (this form does not give significant advantages to marketers may say), but also a unique surface of the back cover: small scratches heal for 10 seconds (remember, the first generation was 180 seconds).
Technical Parameters Flex 2 almost fit the image of the top-end device 2015: Defined only the amount of RAM – its only 2 gigabytes. The rest of the Flex 2 is located on the flagship level: there are eight core Snapdragon chip 810 (for the first time in smartphones), 5.5-inch Full-HD-screen, 13-megapixel camera, battery 3000 mAh with fast charging and Android 5.0.
The global spread of LG G Flex 2 is scheduled for the end of January, but Russia is unlikely to go down in the first wave of countries to which arrive curved smartphone. The price of the gadget in our country can be predicted only on the basis of European value – 599 euros (45 000 rubles at the rate of 75).
HTC Hima / HTC Hima Ace
HTC event within the MWC-2015 will be held on March 1 and Taiwanese vendor is doing everything to ensure that journalists could not destroy the intrigue before the presentation. However, to keep the information vacuum months still unreal, so many details have long infiltrated the network. The most important difference from HTC M8 – the rejection of experiments with the main camera: at Hima (M9) is a common 20.7-megapixel digital camera module. Resolution front camera – 13 megapixels, and she, according to some sources, can be double.
As part of the size of the screen there are two opinions. First adhere toUpLeaks – at Hima should be a five-inch screen with Full-HD-resolution. The second version belongs to IB Times: diagonal of 5.2 inches, 2K resolution. The same discrepancy and about the processor inside the M9 will have a Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810. But about memory nobody argues: everybody knows that its volume in the flagship Android-2015 – 3 GB. Nice additions to the HTC Hima – model gold color, even more loud speakers BoomSound and beautiful interface Sense 7 over Android 5.0. In addition, the Taiwanese company seems to have finally solved the problem of the battery – 3500 mAh should be enough for a day of active use.
All other devices on the HTC MWC-2015 are shrouded in mystery: it is about yet another self-smartphone, plastic Phablet Hima Ace (screen – 5.5 inches) and smart watch, but no specifics sources do not provide.
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro
Metal version of Vibe X entered the CES-2015: there is another puff smartphone Lenovo positioned as a top. Nova has got a 5.3-inch Full-HD-screen, 615 Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB of internal storage (with support for cards, of course), two 13-megapixel camera (!) And battery capacity of 2410 mAh. The only significant addition to the negative battery modest – increasingly outdated Android 4.4 «out of the box.”
Generally, Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro is interesting for at least two things. Firstly, it is very thin (6.95 mm) and very bright (colors – from pink to bright blue). Secondly, it is made for self: samofotografirovaniya fans will be able to buy an accessory called Xtension Selfie Flash and click Self in all conditions – the good, powerful flash of eight LEDs allows you to make up to 100 shots from a single charge.
The appearance of Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro on sale is expected in April 2015. At the moment only known international price – $ 500 (about 33 thousand rubles at the current rate).
OnePlus Two – new smartphone in 2015
In 2014, the Chinese start-produced model OnePlus One, and it became a hit: in Asia flagship smartphone with plastic filling flew with online counters in seconds. Follow a logical continuation of this year: according to preliminary data, the model will please OnePlus Two top-end set of specifications and reasonable price (from $ 435).
At this time, in a plastic case fit chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon Adreno 810 graphics 430, 4 GB of RAM and battery capacity of 3300 mAh. Screen size will remain the same as in 2014 (5.5), but the resolution will change to Full-HD on QHD (2560×1440 pixels). Also, the unit will be equipped with two cameras: front (5 megapixels) and basic (16 megapixels). Here it should be noted that the details of the camera purely preliminary.
Operating system in OnePlus Two will, of course, Android 5.0, but the shell changes: OnePlus quarreled with the manufacturer interfaces Cyanogen, so the appearance of the system is unpredictable. The second mystery – Vice flagship OnePlus: there is evidence that the Chinese announce compact model with a slightly simplified features and seductive price. Presentation is scheduled for the second or third quarter of this year.
Motorola Nexus 6 / Moto Droid Maxx / Moto X / Moto G
In late October 2014 PR-service Lenovo reported that at the beginning of 2015 in will return Motorola, pushed our market four years ago. After the December ruble depreciation plans Lenovo corrected: the company offers the stabilization of exchange rates and suggest that the official import of Motorola smartphones will happen in the second half of the year.
In addition to the regular versions and Moto X Moto G (their characteristics will be adapted to the flagship and the average level of 2015), a Russian mobile phone stores will 5.9-inch Nexus 6 and stylish Moto Droid Maxx with excellent battery and powerful filling – 5,2- QHD-inch screen, a chip Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM and a 20.7-megapixel camera. Approximate return time Moto-devices – July-September 2015.
Xiaomi Mi Note / Mi Note Pro
In December, the benchmarks lit smartphone that mistakenly thought Xiaomi Mi5: deterred unless Full-HD-resolution screen and a processor Snapdragon 801. The gadget has appeared smartpedom with 5.7-inch screen (2,5D), 3 GB of RAM, 13 megapixel camera Sony, ultrapikselnoy front camera and battery 3000 mAh (of course, with rapid charging). Mi Note Pro – even more advanced planshetofon: instead it uses Snapdragon 801 810th chip, and the number of gigabytes of RAM has reached four. Normal Note worth 371 USD, Pro-version – 532 dollars; the launch of sales – on 27 January.
However, the most remarkable in the history of Xiaomi even elegant combination of price and quality, and that in 2015 this brand will almost certainly come to Russia officially. It is logical that in our country’s flagship Xiaomi Mi5 appear at the same time and for the same price as in other states, which reached out to the expansion of the Chinese vendor.
Nokia C1 – new smartphone in 2015
Immediately after the final completion of the deal between Microsoft and Nokia in a press statement was made that the Finns are leaving the market of smartphones – Lumia will all go under the American brand. Instantaneous disappearance did not work: in the second half of December blurred image of the smartphone Nokia C1 already hard to walk on the network. Under an agreement with Microsoft Nokia has no right to announce the smartphone until 2016, but this item can be avoided if C1 will be presented as a concept.
Performance, design and price give the Finns hope that the device will be popular. C1 is equipped with a 5-inch screen (HD), a processor Intel, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB of file storage, 8-megapixel main and a 5-megapixel front camera, running Android Lollipop launcher and Z Launcher. All this is packaged in a metal case and sent to the budget or the average (which is more likely) segment. Unfortunately, just buy this smartphone will be no earlier than 2016.
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