Newest Smartphones of 2015, Some Yet to Be Released

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In 2014 the smartphone industry thrived. A recent study showed that last year over 600 models were launched among which we have to mention top-notch examples like: iPhone6/6Plus, HTC ONE M8, LG G3, Motorola Droid Turbo, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3, Nexus 6 and the list stays opened.

We can only hope that this influx of variety continues in 2015 and from what happened at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas we have enough reasons to keep our spirits up. Check out our sneak preview of the newest smartphones of 2015.

LG Flex 2

Smaller but stronger than the LG G3 and with a self-healing (from scratches) back side, LG Flex 2 represents a more balanced approach. The LG designers believe to have found the optimum screen size- a 5.5” display. The curved, flexible smartphone brings some extra features that makes it an attractive options for those that want to keep up with the trends:

LG2FLEX

Improved specifications

  • FullHD screen
  • 13 megapixel camera, aided by laser focus
  • No sides buttons to interrupt the sleek design
  • 3,000mAh Battery with Fast Charge
  • Premium, 64-bit octa-core,  Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 Processor
  • 32 GB of internal storage/ MicroSDs possible boost up to 128 GB

Samsung Galaxy A5

Following the trend, Samsung launches Galaxy A5- a phone with quality coating and accessible features. It is safe to say that this is one of the first “premium” phones that gets into the accessible area. 

Samsung-Galaxy-A5-Black-Front-Back-2

 Specifications

  • Display 5.0′ Super AMOLED 16M colors
  • Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
  • OS Android, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Cam 5 MP
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 HTC Hima (M9)

The successor of the HTC One (M8) intends to carry the trend for top specifications: the HTC HIMA (9) it is said to come with a 5 inch screen, Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM and the metallic cover that made the differance for ONE  (M8). The announced release day is 1st March 2015.

HTC_One_M9_concept

Specifications

  • Display Super LCD3, 16M colors
  • Size 5.0 inches
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Platform Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
  • CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57, GPU Adreno 430
  • Memory Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB, internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Camera: Primary Dual 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash; Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
    Secondary 4 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR

LG G4

One of the most anticipated phones of 2015, the LG G4 is expected around May  2015. Though only little information leaked into the press, the top of the line South Korean model is said to have a 16MP camera with a 5312 x 2988  resolution. It seems that model comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 810, although the overheating issue is still under debate- maybe they will learn something from the G Flex 2 experience.

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On the other hand, G4 should feature a QHD screen (2560 x 1440), unlike the G Flex 2 (1080p). The screen size was not revealed. The phone comes with at least 3GB of RAM, but since it uses Snapdragon 810, 64-bit, it could go up to 4GB.

 Untill this model is released you can take another look at the LG’s 2014 Star:

LG G3

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Lenovo P90

If you got over the selfies stage and look for a rather professional type of smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro brings out the big guns- a huge sized 4000mAh battery meant to keep you connected with the rest of the world a lot more time. The model is expected in February 2015.

lenovo P90

Specifications

  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS LCD 16M colors
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Platform Android OS, v4.4.x (KitKat)
  • Chipset: 64-bit Intel Atom processor Z3560
  • CPU Quad-core 1.83 GHz
  • Memory No card slot, Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Camera Primary 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, Video 1080p@30fps, Secondary 5 MP
  • BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
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 Asus Zenfone 2

An interesting perspective comes from the Asus Zenfone 2, release expected in March 2015. Described by some as a 200$ alternative for the LG G3 (the 2GB version) the smartphone brings an ultra slim, sleek design and enhenced usability.

Asus Zenfone 2

Specifications

  • Display 5.5 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Protection: corning Gorilla Glass 3, Asus ZenUI
  • Platform Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Chipset Intel Atom Z3580, CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz
  • Memory Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Internal 16/32/64 GB, 2/4 GB RAM
  • CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096,Video 1080p@30fps, secondary 5 MP
  • Fast battery charging: 60% in 40 min
  • Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

As you can see 2015 is off to a promising start and the market will have enough variety to satisfy any requests- whether they regard price or features. If you want to add or comment on any of the aspects in this post, please leave a comment below!

 

 

 

 

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