Six clicks: Rumored smartphones worth waiting for

Six clicks: Rumored smartphones worth waiting for

Summary: There is always something better coming in mobile technology and the rumor mills keep revealing new devices. These six smartphones may be worth waiting for.


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  • Apple iPhone 6

    Apple recently announced Apple iOS 8 and given they have a fairly consistent yearly iPhone release schedule we can count on an iPhone 6 coming, likely in September.

    It is  most likely that the next iPhone will come with a larger display. There are rumors of two different size displays, but I am not convinced that will be the case. The 4.7 inch display model sounds good to me. Even though that is much smaller than all these new Android devices, it is a nice jump from the current 4 inch iPhone while remaining very pocketable.

    I am very curious to see if Apple will start implementing some specs from Android and Windows Phone devices, such as NFC, optical image stabilization, and always listening mode.

    For more on iPhone 6 rumors read CNET's special report on the iPhone 6.

    Image: JDI (Japan Display, Inc.) which is a major supplier of iPhone displays launched a 5.5-inch, 1,440x2,560 screen which boasts 538 pixels per inch. Is this a hint of what Apple has in mind?


  • HTC One (M8) Prime

    HTC continues to release high quality devices with the HTC One (M8) and my personal disappointment is with the use of the same camera as last year. According to rumors the device looks to have a larger camera lens which hopefully means they increased the UltraPixel resolution.

    Rumored specs include the new Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and higher resolution 2,560 x 1,440 pixels display. These high end specs are what all the next flagship Android phones should come with so there is really no surprise when it comes to the internal specs.

    The One (M8) may still be sold when the Prime launches as the Prime could be the successor to the larger HTC One Max.

    Make sure to keep an eye on Evleaks for all the latest rumors on upcoming smartphones.

  • Galaxy Note 4

    The fantastic Galaxy Note 3 was released last year and remains a great device to consider even today. Samsung usually takes some of the specs from their Galaxy Sx smartphone and then offers improvements in their following Note device.

    The Note 4 rumors indicate it may have specs even higher than the other flagships should have, including 4GB of RAM. It may have an Exynos 64-bit processor or Snapdragon 805. In addition, the Note 4 is likely to have the heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner from the S5.

    Various rumors also indicate metal construction, 5 megapixel front facing camera, 3,600 to 3,800 mAh battery, and eye scanner.

Topics: Tapping M2M: The Internet of Things, Android, HTC, iPhone, Mobility, Samsung, Smartphones

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  • What about the Nokia McLaren?

    920 & 925 owners have been waiting a good long time for a new flagship phone from Microsoft. :)
    • A Windows phone worth waiting for?

      • Idiotic statement

        Nokia's Lumia line is excellent and has some of the best phones available such as the Icon and 1520
        • Lumias are nice.

          Right now, nobody can touch the camera on the Lumia 1020. It's the one phone I actually envy while using my iPhone. Then again, it's the hardware I envy, not the OS. Considering more photos are taken with smartphones than any "real" camera, you would think everyone would be focusing more on upgrading their cameras.
          • No, most people don't care.

            Really, who cares? For most people taking selfies, pictures of their dogs sleeping or their friends drunk, picture quality isn't a factor - virtually all phone cameras are 'good enough'.

            I use my phone's camera most to make a record of something while I'm working, a snap of some equipment that aids my memory and might make it into a document, I take 5 snaps and choose the best one later.

            Most people wouldn't look good in a 20MP selfie.
          • People do care

            The phone camera is quickly taking over the point and shoot camera market. That's the "want it to look decent but don't want to carry around a big camera" market.
            Buster Friendly
          • Wrong

            People who take random photos of crap and consider themselves 'semi-professional photographers' care. People who use their phones for internet access and communication dont give a crap.
            I have access to an interactive whiteboard and a keyboard, does this make me an author?
      • Out of touch, you are

        Try searching for "windows phone mclaren" and see a windows phone worth waiting for. Actually even my year old Lumia 1020 is more exciting than any of the phones on this top 10 list. If a finger print scanner is the best they can come up with, it's going to be a boring year for Android fans.
      • What's funny is you thought his comment was funny.

        I'd take my Lumia 1520 up against anything available to date. Great display, great camera and a solid OS in WP8.1.
      • Seems to bother you

        Goes with second guessing your Android choice...
      • Wow reading the comments

        I think you got spanked.
      • I have no interest in WP...

        ...but that doesn't mean that nobody should.
        John L. Ries
        • Not...

          but it means most don't.
          NoMore MicrosoftEver
    • Agreed

      Where is the McLaren? How come it's not on this list?
    • Obviously, WP users don't have to wait

      for a great phone, as they already own a Nokia.
  • Android becoming stronger every generation….

    Android will be THE mobile platform before long that others aspire to emulate (including Apple)

    This article merely cements the fact that the WP is a dramatic fail.
    • Or No need to wait for Windows Phone...

      ..There are already great ones that are here. What Matt is demonstrating is how we need an Android phone or an Apple phone that is on Par with what Nokia has already delivered.
      • Well said

        Icon best phone on the market right now. Sadly it's only available on Verizon. But where is McLaren on this joke of an article?
        • McLaren?

          Bruce McLaren (founder of McLaren and died a long ass time ago) would be rolling in his grave with a half assed company accosting his name on half assed technologies.
          This is the same company whose sole purpose is to create technologies to assist motorsports and the motoring industry, not dickheads wanting special labels on their phone. I hope to god im wrong and they arent related but when it comes to electronics labelled mclaren im automatically assuming youre talking about the same company that makes grand prix cars, and the ECUs for every other F1 team in the championship...
      • If you can only find them...

        Carriers seem determined to marginalize WP into oblivion. Where I live, our largest carrier offers no WP at all, and the next largest carries only one.