Early in 2015 is expected to be the time marked by the presence of mass new “blockbuster” smartphones.
Last year has witnessed the extremely stiff competition in the mobile village. Samsung’s profit declines significantly. While LG and Sony have bright business results. Officials from HTC can temporarily sigh. But the biggest winners are located in China. Names such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo and Oppo has won in the phone segment for their “value for money”. They are not only successful in the domestic market with 1.35 billion people but also attracted the attention of users in some other countries around the globe.
Based on this trend, Phone Arena offers some predictions for the near future in the first half of 2015 (H1 2015), extending from the CES expo taking place in January to MWC conference occurring a few months after that and the separately launches of the names such as Apple, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Xiaomi, …
Sony Xperia Z4
The first model listed here promises to be presented at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas. Current information about the Xperia new generation has not been homogeneous. There are some predictions that Sony will try to “cram” Quad HD resolution (2K) on a 5.4 inch LCD screen. But other sources say Z4 still spend resolution Full HD (1080p) but it is upgraded to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.
As for the camera, people generally agree that Sony will use the new system IMX230 sensor with 21 megapixel resolution allowing real-time HDR photography as well as autofocus to 192 points, enabling users to capture the object moving at high speed and minimizing the loss of focus (blur).
Samsung Galaxy S6
Despite difficulties in the past few years, Samsung is still a manufacturer of smartphone which has the largest segmentation all over the world. And Samsung’s profit is just behind Apple. Therefore, Samsung has completely had the”bright” opportunity to come back with the S6 if they can fix the error on S5.
This model is expected to be unveiled at the next MWC but with 2 versions. One will have the usual flat design with 5.2 inch Quad HD screen and one is curved in 2 sides as the style of Galaxy Edge. These smartphones will use Snapdragon chip 805/810, high resolution camera that supports OIS with a new language design, new materials instead of “Urgo tape” of 2014.
HTC One M9
This is just the “place holder” name in this article. As HTC is likely to abandon the One brand in the future products. But let’s just call it One M9. It is expected that this product will be launched at MWC 2015.
Configuration is expected to include a 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, 3 GB RAM, 805 Snapdragon chip, 3500 mAh capacity battery. M9 camera will have a resolution of 16 megapixel, support OIS and probably will not add UltraPixel technology which leave many “bad” than “reputation”. Besides, since Apple bought Beats, HTC will have to find another sound partner. It can be Bose.
Material that HTC may use this time is coMpxosite, the combination of aluminum and silicon-carbide.
Huawei Ascend D8
It is expected that in the coming years, Chinese manufacturers will not only launch juniors Mate 7 but also add both descendants of Ascend D7. Ascend D8 is expected to use the screen of 5.5 “with a resolution of 2K. This model can use 64-bit chips Kirin Huawei 950 “grow”, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal memory.
The launch time of the D8 can fall in January 5. And the cost estimate of 800 USD.
As the competitiveness of other competitors, LG will have to try to debut its top products no longer than 1 year after the launch of G3. Therefore, G4 will also probably appear in May as Ascend D8 or a little later in next June.
There is no information about this new model but with the fact that Korean manufacturer is expected to have a record of breaking ultra-high resolution of 700 ppi, there can have an ability that G4 will have a sharper screen than its super seniors. Also according to the time frame expected, probably Snapdragon 810 will appear in the Z4.
Microsoft Lumia 1030
“Live or die” is this time for parts of Microsoft smartphone producer. The company has not released any new top model in a long time. Users may leave when the Nokia Lumia is acquired by agiant software company. Therefore Lumia 1030 will most likely appear in spring 2015, a year after the Lumia 930 was announced in April this year.
About the configuration, there is expectation that Lumia 1030 will have 5.5 inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM. And PureView camera, according to rumors, will be accelerated up to 50 megapixels. However, do not forget the ability to record super “clear” from the 4HAAC microphone which can filtering noise very well.
This company is considered to be the Apple of China which has had a year of strong growth. But it seems that they will not sleep on their laurel. According to analyst Sun Chang Xu, blockbuster 2015 of Xiaomi, MI5 will use 64-bit ultra-chip 8’s Snapdragon 810, 5.7 inch Quad HD screen. But the price of this product is expected to be only 325 USD, in accordance with Xiaomi style.
According to the Information Society.