The future evolution is here, tangible, in plain sight,there’s no way around it, you can’t contest the theory anymore.
And I’m not talking about Darwin’s Evolution of the Species book either, but the huge evolutionary leap in smartphone technology we are witnessing in recent years.
Who would have imagined not ten years ago that we’ll be able to own a single device which incorporates/replaces with flying colors a cell-phone, a high-performance video-camera, a GPS navigation tool (free of charge) with 3D maps, a personal-computer, a communication device, a music/video-player, a gyroscope, a microscope and so on and so forth? Well, the short answer is that back in 2005, the Nokia 1110 was sold in 250 million units and the N-series (N70/N72) were the kings of the Symbian castle (1 million units sold that year, a number which pales in comparison with today’s figures, right?).
Things evolved enormously in just a decade, don’t you think? So, if we agree that smartphone evolution is happening lightning fast, let’s see what we’re about to witness later this year in terms of “most sought after smartphones of 2015”, shall we?
So, what we’re dealing with here are droids that aren’t yet available in the stores, but we anticipate their arrival, or at least we hope for it.
1. A new HTC Hero is the first on my “bucket list”, since the Taiwanese company announced that they’ll launch a new “hero product” later this year(and the last HTC Hero was truly awesome!). The announcement was made by no other than the company’s CEO Cher Wang, which actually confirmed my hopes and prayers. The only thing that may not be very accurate is the name, because the new HTC droid might be called “Aero”. Usually, HTC launches “the new kid on the block” droid in September, and as far as I know, the new HTC (Hero?) smartphone will bring a new/revolutionary camera technology. Fingers crossed, right?
2. Samsung Galaxy A8 is more than a rumor/more than a feeling, being actually revealed in certification, so it’s almost a done-deal;what we don’t know yet is the official launching date. This top-tier droid is rumored to feature a 5.7 inches wide/Full HD display and it will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 system on chip. That’s an octo-core platform, meaning that it features 8 CPUs, and it will make for an affordable phablet rather than an Android smartphone but nevertheless, I can’t wait to lay my greedy little hands upon it. The Galaxy A8 is also rumored to be anorexic, having a thickness of just under 6mm and my only hope is that doesn’t translates into Bendgate 2.0. “They say” that the A8 will feature a 16 MP snapper and a beefy 3050 mAh battery, but let’s wait and see what the future brings us, right?
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the next flagship that it will be probably released, as per Samsung’s tradition, at IFA in Germany/Berlin in the Autumn. The new flagship is said to feature a 18 MP camera, 128 GB of internal storage, a 5.9 inches wide Ultra HD Super AMOLED display and a glass/metal finish.
4. The Next Nexus may very well be built by the illustriously unknown Chinese company Huawei, and that’s all I have to say about globalization. Huawei who? Right, the next Huawei Nexus is in the works and it will run supposedly on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system on chip with a huge 4 GB of RAM.
5. Motorola Moto X 2015 is the last on my bucket-list and since the previous two iterations of the Moto X (2013/2014), now Motorola was taken over by Lenovo (previously was owned by Google). The rumor mill claims that the latest Moto X will feature a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 32-64 GB of internal storage, a 16 MP Clear Pixel snapper and a 3280 mAh power-plant. As per the launching date, it’s supposed to be this summer. Fingers crossed.