It’s hard to imagine a world without smartphones these days. As we can see a rapid decline in the share of non-smartphones, the demand for smartphones is growing rapidly. With the pace of Smartphones evolution moving so fast, there is always something waiting in the wings. The lineup of upcoming Smartphones in 2014 is fabulous. Each has its own special features and functionalities. We’ve rounded up the best smartphones for 2014, those we consider to be the best across all platforms. Here we are looking at those phones that haven’t yet launched. Some will be rumor and some will be true, but here we will highlight those phones, everyone wants to see in their hands. Let’s start the countdown of top four upcoming smartphones in the year 2014.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Samsung has formally announced the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. This handheld device features faux leather back, neatly dressing the 5.5 inch 750p AMOLED display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 8-megapixel camera.
LG G Pro 2: Along with the LG G3, it is rumored that LG is also going to launch a new Smartphone “LG G Pro 2”. This device features LTE connectivity, a fingerprint scanner, and 5.9 inch 1080×1920 resolution display.
HTC M8: The price of HTC M8 will be higher than other smartphones due to its innovative features that makes its experience above the standard. Its features include a live home screen for streaming your favorite content, 5 inch screen with 1080×1920 resolution display.
HCT Butterfly 2: Again, HTC will have a new model for their butterfly series and expected to be more famous than M8. Features that make HCT butterfly 2 one of the best Smartphones are: 5.2’’ Full HD panel, NFC capability, the whole device is waterproof, Snapdragon 800.
If you are planning to buy a new Smartphone, hold on and wait for a few days as many of the above smartphones will launch soon. For more information, read more http://alltoptens.com/top-10-upcoming-android-smartphones-in-2014/
Last year, many phone companies caught our attention by unveiling privacy smartphones to overcome the risk of data hacking. For those who are concerned about their calls and data privacy, FreedomPop, a company that sells free wireless and internet service is launching a phone, dubbed the “Snowden phone”. This ultra-secure phone secures your voice calls and data with 128-bit encryption. It also provides VPN for anonymous web browsing. The phone is actually a Samsung Galaxy S2 that FreedomPop experts rejiggered into a call and data-encrypting device. Its built-in virtual private network lets you surf the web anonymously.
Snowden phone packs a dual-core 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos processor, 16 GB of storage and an 8-mega pixel camera. The most important thing to remember is that it includes free calls and texts. Data is free too, but limited to 50 MB/month and lasts only three months. After that, it’s $10 – a month. It’s almost clear now that the so-called Snowden Phone is intended as a supplementary device for when a user wants to secure his/her data and voice calls in a trouble-free way.
According to FreedomPop CEO, Steven Stokols, the intention is to bring private options to people at affordable prices. He acknowledges that the phone could be used to help criminals since it’s not traceable, but their intentions are clear.
In case you use a privacy phone to call landlines, there’s no guarantee of protection. FreedomPop claims the phone prevents third parties from eavesdropping on your communications, protects from malware and bypass restrictions on websites.
For more information, visit http://mashable.com/2014/03/05/snowden-phone/
For the past three years, Nokia primarily powered its devices with the Windows phone OS but, the limitations of that OS prevented the Nokia phone makers from building a low-priced smartphone. Nokia is now targeting emerging markets with its three low-priced Smartphones that use Google’s Android operating system rather than the Windows operating system.
This giant technology firm followed a new way by introducing three Android Smartphones, Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL. These new Android Smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon dual core processor and feature a Lumia-style design with a myriad of color choices. The operating system of these X series is a modified version of Android’s Jellybean, and the home screen looks similar to Windows Phone.
Nokia X: Nokia X Smartphones boast a 4-inch IPS capacitive display and a 3 megapixel rear camera. In addition to this, it also includes 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, which can be expanded through its MicroSD card slot.
Nokia X+: Nokia X+ is almost identical to Nokia X but is packed with more storage space and memory owing to the inclusion of a 4GB MicroSD card and 768MB RAM.
Nokia XL: Nokia XL Smartphones boasts a 5-inch display with a 2-megapixel front end camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera. Like the Nokia X+, it too comes with a 4GB MicroSD card. It also includes 768MB of RAM.
This X-series is not coming to countries where high-end Smartphones reign supreme. For instance, these Android Smartphones aren’t touching the US, Korean, and Japanese markets. Nokia will pump the X series into Asian countries like China, Thailand, India and Mexico.
For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/global/search/?action=siteSearch&qt=nokia&weight=products
Moto G is a safe bet for those who want a multi-functional device at a reasonable price. The Moto G is an inexpensive smartphone that is technologically forward for its cost at just $179 in the United States. This is nearly half the price of Google’s Nexus 5, and much lower than many other smartphones out there in the market right now. This low-cost smartphone is a genuine one-handed device – a refreshing change from 5-inch-plus devices we have been reviewing as of late.
The Moto X is certainly the high-end Smartphone with more RAM, a larger battery, and 4G LTE connectivity, but the fantastic price point and the availability of customizable options in terms of colors, hardware, software etc. make the Moto G worth a look. Both devices run on the Android platform and come loaded with the Jellybean operating system, which can be upgraded to the Kitkat version. The Moto G screen is smaller than that of the Moto X. It also differs in technology.
A quick tour of specifications
1. Android 4.3 Jellybean with guaranteed upgrade
2. Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU
3. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion, 2070 mAh mixed usage up to 24 hours
4. Capacity – 8GB of storage/16 GB version available
5. 5 mega pixel camera with LED flash, 4X digital zoom, Auto HRD, Panorama.
6. Micro USB 3.5mm headset jack
Watch, read and browse on a big, brilliant display today! An edge-to-edge display that stretches to its four corners of the phone.
After debuting the Xperia Z1 compact and Z1s Android Smartphones, Sony has launched two new smartphones – Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra with a focus on entertainment features. Xperia E1 integrates the best of Sony’s audio technologies with a premium design, and great hardware specifications. On the other hand, Xperia T2 Ultra is a mid-range, big-screen Smartphone designed for emerging markets like China, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Sony Xperia E1 Specifications
1. Powered by dual-core Snapdragon 200, 1.4GHz
2. Available in three colors: black, white and purple
3. 3-megapixel rear camera with HD video recording system.
4. 512 MB RAM
5. 4GB Storage with MicroSD
6. 100Db speaker
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Specifications
1. Powered by Quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1.4GHz
2. 1GB RAM
3. 13 megapixel camera and 1.1 MP front facing camera
4. Optional Dual-SIM
5. NFC feature
There’s no word on price and availability for both models, all we know is that the T2 Ultra is geared towards China, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa; it probably won’t be available in the U.S. For more information, read more http://mashable.com/2014/01/14/sony-xperia-e1-t2-ultra/
This year – “Android KITKAT in Your Pocket”
Recently, Google unveiled a slim, light and fast smartphone (Nexus 5) with an intelligent and impressive design, KitKat operating system, and an astonishing 5” HD display. This new smartphone is pretty close in size to last year’s Nexus 4 flagship. The N5’s display is vivid with even more brilliant colors and sharper graphics. With its amazing camera, you can capture each and every moment in the fresh new ways.
Time to migrate your OS from Jellybean 4.3 to KitKat 4.4
Camera: With N5’s optical image stabilization feature, you can stop worrying about blurry pictures. Its advanced new lens allows you to capture more light for brighter night shots. So, if anything that convinces you to upgrade, the screen display would be probably that.
Superfast processor: With 4G/LTE and ultra-fast Wi-Fi, Google’s new smartphone keeps you connected at a blazing speed. After experiencing Nexus 4’s hardware specifications, now it is time to experience Nexus5’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3 GHz processor, an Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM, and wireless charging feature.
Memory versions: Google’s Nexus 5 is available in two memory versions – 16 GB and 32 GB.
This new smartphone has a cut-out earpiece centered above the display and a camera lens to the left of that. Its bottom holds a multicolored LED indicator that lights up to alert you of missed calls, new messages and other such notifications.
KitKat shows a lot of promise, even for a habitual iOS user like myself. It’s not nearly as huge a leap as Apple took from iOS 6 to iOS 7, and your mileage will certainly vary depending on your smartphone. (A new API aims to serve up different versions of apps depending on what phone you’re using, so you may experience significant speed improvements on your favorite apps no matter what). For more information visit http://mashable.com/2013/10/31/android-kitkat-hands-on/
Apple is a company reputed for its innovative technologies and out of the box ideas. It has continued to impress millions and millions of people worldwide, and strives to continue exceeding expectations in times to come. In an attempt to go above and beyond, Apple is now rumored to be working on a curved screen model design for its new smart phone. Work on the new smart phone is scheduled to begin in the second half of next year, with a likely release planned for the third quarter.
Apart from the curved screen, another feature that is generating raves is the better quality touch screen sensor. This better touch screen sensor will introduce fine pressure sensitivity for the devices that are going to be launched thereafter. Apple is the forerunner when it comes to technological advancements and delivers outstanding innovations always.
Apple is planning to launch not one, but two iPhones in 2014. The same was done in 2013 with iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, so the idea that Apple could think of doing something similar in the future has a great probability. Retaining iPhone 5c as its third budget device would also allow it to go ahead with their plan without adding crazy complexity to its product lineup. The two major points that the new phone is set to cover includes a bigger screen size and sensors. However, for Apple fan boys who are quite content with the screen size, the better screen sensors are a major draw. The pressure sensitivity will promise a finer experience with drawing and handwriting applications, and make them a lot better. The new phone can become a rage with professionals as an artistic device if such features are introduced. In addition to that, it would help people jot notes, doodle, and perform minor photograph touch-ups.
It is still early to make any kind of predictions or form judgments about the likely accuracy of these claims, but trusted sources have given this rumor some weight. Apple is soon joining the league of bigger screened phones, but curved glass phones are sure to be a major draw for customers. We will need to wait and watch with the progress with baited breath for the next iPhone miracle product. Read more at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-10/apple-said-developing-curved-iphone-screens-enhanced-sensors.html