If you are looking to get a new device this year the choice out there is plentiful, especially if you are looking for Apple and Samsung flagship handsets. So with this in mind let us take a look at three devices that are said to be making their way out, the Apple iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Of course none of these devices have been confirmed and so at the moment we can only go on rumour along with speculation. However they may be accurate. The first handset that is said to be coming out is the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung will need to build upon the success of the predecessor.
Rumours have it that it will have a display of 4.99 inches which will be full HD and that the device should have 8 cores by way of the Exynos Octa 5 processor. It will have two sets each of four cores and this would help Samsung to reduce the amount of power that is used, as one of the sets of the quad cores would be used for tasks which are not classed as being demanding, and the other set will be used if more demanding tasks call for it.
There has been a lot of talk about wireless charging and it has been said that Samsung will offer another way to send out updates. However these would only come out on handsets that were bought in the country in which they are used.
It is thought that Samsung may hold an event just for the release of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4, which is what happened when they released the predecessor. It is thought they will have the Unpacked event on 22nd March and this is when the handset would be revealed with it being on sale just one month later.
The Apple iPhone 5, if Apple decide to call it this, might retain the same size, however the display could be changed to the IGZO display that is used by Sharp, it could also have 128GB of storage internally. Photos have leaked of what are said to be the components of the camera for the handset, with the rumour that this will be the 13 megapixel camera of Sony.
It has also been rumoured that the Apple iPhone 5 will come out at the WWDC which is to be held in July. There hasn’t been a lot mentioned about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, however it is thought that the device would have a display of 6.3 inches. Reports have also said that the handset will have the Exynos Octa 5 processor, as an image of this has been seen on the internet already.
No doubt smartphone fans will be assured that whatever comes by way of the phone makers, they will be fantastic and they will have new hardware which will all go towards making choosing a new handset even more difficult.