Once in Las Vegas CES 2014 exhibition has died down, and before the February event – Mobile World Congress (MWC) – there are not a lot of time, it’s time to talk about what kind of Android-smartphone, we can expected in the coming year. Vesti.Haytek compiled a list of the main novelties to include as already announced models, and those that are kept at the level of rumors and speculation.
HTC One 2
Rumors about the continuation of the highly successful HTC One go since the summer of 2013. Inside the company, known as smartphone M8. They predict that the manufacturer will retain the commercial name One, adding the number 2, a “+” or year – “2014″. The announcement of the device can be expected in February and release – in March-April.
According to insiders, the sequel for HTC One will be left three strong features of the original flagship “premium” design of the aluminum / glass, high-quality display and powerful stuffing. In particular, the smartphone tipped Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 800 with 2.3 GHz, 5-inch display (1920×1080 pixels), two gigabytes of RAM and the latest firmware – Android 4.4 (KitKat), supplemented interface Sense 6.0.
Samsung Galaxy S5
About flagship Galaxy S5 until it is known only one thing: it will be released sometime between March-April. This was a few days ago she told Samsung. Announcement of the device is unlikely to pass on the WMC. Most likely, the company will show a novelty shortly before the February “congress”, dedicating her separate presentation. As expected, at the same time with the smartphone will start selling smart Galaxy Gear hours of the next generation.
With Galaxy S5 bind two incredible hearing. First, he promised iris scanner that will serve the same purpose as the fingerprint scanner in iPhone 5S – identify the owner of the device. Secondly, can acquire the flagship 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 and the highest pixel density – 560 pieces per inch.
is based gadget is expected to lie Snapdragon processor 805, which will be able to pull the Super Fine display. The composition also includes a chip 420 Adreno GPU, which graphics processing speed is increased by 40%. Galaxy S5 can get two versions – metal and plastic.
Galaxy Note 3 Lite
Lite-version fableta Samsung, according to fresh “leaks” will be different from last year’s model with three things: a smaller screen size (5.55 inches vs. 5.7 “) resolution camera (8 megapixels instead of 13 ar) and dimensions. Instead display Full HD install it HD (1280×720), and the volume of “RAM” is likely to reduce from three to two gigabytes. How much simplified characteristics affect the value planshetofona – is still unknown.
At the same time Note 3 Lite will get a powerful processor Exynos 5260 with 6 cores that can work all at once, and graphics ARM Mali-T624, able to pull any modern game. Presumably, the new show will debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, which will be held from 24 to 27 February in Barcelona.
Xperia Z1 Compact
Xperia Z1 Compact model was shown at CES 2014. Unlike Samsung and HTC, which issued a “mini-version” of its flagships, Sony did not facilitate hardware stuffing Xperia Z1 following dimensions. From the older model smartphone differs smaller screen size (4.3 “), resolution (reduced to 720p) and battery capacity (2300 mAh).
The rest – it’s all the same Z1 chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2 GB “RAM”, 20.7-megapixel camera, 16 GB of internal memory and support for microSD-card (up to 64GB). Price of the machine has not been named yet. In the sale of it will go to February.
Sony Xperia Z2/Sirius
power and compactness, seem to do Z1 Compact decent Android-smartphone, but its flagship replacement can not be called. “This” device Sony, apparently, decided to hold the MWC. Its characteristics can be approximately as follows – slim body, designed in the style of the Xperia, 3 GB RAM chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 screen Full HD. Screen size can grow up to 5.2 inches.
Lenovo Vibe Z
Vibe Z, like many other Chinese fablety shown at CES 2014, is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen Full HD. However, it stands out against the competition vysokochetkoe IPS-matrix (1080p at a density of 400 dots per inch), and despite the large “person”, compactness (thickness – 7.9 body weight – 147 grams). In addition, this planshetofon – the first in the company’s history, able to connect to high-speed LTE-networks.
Vibe Z Sales will start in February at a price of $ 550.
Budget Android-smartphone from Nokia, which is code-named Normandy, apparently come true. Last week in the leaked screenshots of the interface device, which shows that it will support two SIM-cards. Obviously, this is done without reason – a model with two “SIM cards” are in demand in developing countries. Moreover, the design looks like a cheap gaydzheta Lumia-expensive smartphones that will help the company to attract new customers and fans of the brand.
Work Normandy, is likely to be based heavily modified version of Android (both on Kindle Fire Tablets from Amazon), and its interface will resemble Windows Phone. All this means that the smartphone will be compatible with a variety of applications and content from Google Play, and Microsoft will be able to install it on their own Internet services, including Bing and Skype.
LG G Flex
G Flex – yet most intriguing Android-based smartphone in 2014. It was announced in late October. A distinctive feature of the device – OLED-display on a plastic substrate, which is curved in the horizontal axis. The device is equipped with a 4-core Snapdragon chip 800 (2.26 GHz), 13-megapixel camera, 2 GB “RAM” and 32 GB of internal memory (microSD-slot is not provided). Running gadget running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with the ability to upgrade to version 4.4 (KitKat). Under the hood G Flex installed battery with 3500 mA * h
his “bent” smartphone, Galaxy Round, also have Samsung. But the advantage of the screen G Flex is that he is also flexible: the display can be almost completely straighten if it have physical pressure. “Face” Galaxy Round this property does not have. In addition, the LG smartphone is scheduled for release in international markets, including the U.S. and Europe, while the Galaxy Round will not go beyond South Korea.