Upcoming phones of 2015

Octa-core, 600ppi, UFC Flash Memory, sapphire crystal and aluminum silicon-carbide!

 

2015 is set to be another great year for the smartphone and today we take a look at the upcoming phones of 2015.

 

The specs mentioned are speculative in their nature and the further ahead into 2015 we look the more this is so.

 

So, are your ready to hear about UFS Flash Memory and aluminium silicon-carbide in our report of the upcoming phones of 2015?

 

2015 smartphones:

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S6 arrive in March 2015 and correcting the mistakes of 2014’s S5 we should see a full metal design. Either a 5.2” or 5.5” Quad HD Super AMOLED display will be used with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

 

Android Lollipop with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface will offer a unique experience that will be powered by dual quad-core 64-bit processors with 4GB RAM. Samsung’s UFS Flash Memory could also be featured in the Galaxy S6 design and this will increase performance with faster boot times, lower power consumption, high-speed PC syncing and provide a high-speed interface.

 

Photography will once again be in focus in 2015 with the Galaxy S6 sporting either a 16MP or 20MP camera. We could see a dual camera set-up and a 5MP forward-facing camera for improved selfies is likely.

 

Samsung

 

Sony Xperia Z4

The Sony Xperia Z4 should also arrive in March 2015 proudly showing off supreme processing power with its own 2.8GHz octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. This will power the Android v5 Lollipop OS and is backed up by a 32GB memory although rumours suggest we may lose the MicroSD card slot.

 

On a positive note dust and waterproofing should continue in the Z series to help protect a large 5.5” Quad HD display, dedicated music amp and 20.7MP camera with a curved Exmor RS CMOS sensor. The Sony Xperia Z4 Compact should also follow hot on the heels of its big brother and offer a 4.6” display with a 1080p resolution.

 

HTC One M9

The new smartphone releases in March 2015 continue with the HTC One M9, although we don’t expect this to be its name. Rumours suggest that an aluminum silicon-carbide composite body might be used providing a stronger than aluminium alone form at almost the same weight.

 

A Quad HD 5.5” display is likely to be slotted into a slimline 7mm thick body which could house a powerful 3500mAh battery. With the focus on selfie photography a 5MP front-facing camera is likely and this HTC smartphone will run on Android Lollipop.

 

HTC

 

Nokia Lumia 540

In June 2015 we could see Nokia follow up on the Lumia 535 by releasing the Lumia 540 to help satisfy the developing budget-end of the market. A more mid-range spec should be afforded to all budget phone releases in 2015 so we could see a quad-core processor and 5MP camera.

 

LG G4

Also in June 2015 we should get a first glimpse of the LG G4 which is rumoured to have a sapphire crystal display edged by a tiny 0.7mm bevel. A Quad HD resolution is expected but there have been suggestions that this might be upped to provide an astounding 600+ ppi with a 170 degree viewing angle.

 

The Android Lollipop OS should accompany LG’s own Nuclun octa-core processor that has theoretical 4G download speeds of 300mbps. A 21MP snapper could provide 4K video recording at 60fps but the biggest surprise could be a huge 4600mAh battery.

 

OnePlus Two

Just one month later in July 2015 we may see the initially invite-only release of the OnePlus Two. Following in the trend set by the OnePlus One we will see a high-end smartphone spec sold at fraction of the price of its competitors.

 

Android Lollipop could be used this time around and while a smaller screen to that of the One (5.5”) is being considered the camera should be uplifted above the 13MP range. A quad-core processor might be included but with a release date that could slip I think an octa-core processor is possible.

OnePlus

 

Apple iPhone 7

The most certain piece of information that we about the iPhone7 is that it will most likely be announced in September 2015. iOS 9 will of course be featured and the iPhone 7 will be faster and slimmer. The biggest point of debate though is whether they will go down the route of the curved edge displays as shown off by Samsung in 2014.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Once again being this far out from the September 2015 launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 nothing yet is really known. A 6” display may make an appearance as should an octa-core processor with 4GB RAM.

 

This concludes our round-up of the upcoming phones of 2015. Which one are you waiting for?

 

Written by: Michael Brown

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