New flagship detailed
Which is going to become the highest selling Android handset. Here we take a look at Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC M8 specs, features and release date rumors
Both Samsung and HTC is all set to introduce its next generation flagship handset in the international market in the next two-three months.Here are some specifications below about the two gadgets.
Samsung Galaxy S5:
Galaxy S4 is the highest selling Android handset in the market at the moment and is miles ahead of its competitors. Other handsets from different companies including like HTC One, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z and other handsets have failed to break its stranglehold over the smartphone market across the world due to its unmatched specifications and features.
To be true Samsung has changed the outlook of Android handsets and the credit for it must go to it. A company that was happy selling a million handsets of a particular make looks forward to selling tens of millions of handsets of a single brand and top companies like Apple and Samsung aim to sell hundreds or even more units. When Sammy had introduced its current flagship handset Galaxy S4 in the market it had announced that it will sell as many as 100 million units of the handsets. Though hundred million units may not be achievable for the company as far as Galaxy S4 is concerned due to slowing demand, but they may still be able to surpass 80 or even 90 million units of Galaxy S4.
But after doing very brisk business in the market and dominating even the US market till Apple’s iPhone 5 happened, its demand has gone down in recent months. Rumors are doing the rounds that due to its slowing demand Samsung may launch Galaxy S5 earlier than its usual launch in April. Hot speculations suggest that the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released early in January 2014, possibly at the mega gadget show CES that month, and might hit the markets in February. Till then the smartphone market would stay abuzz with rumours and news about Samsung’s next flagship Galaxy device. The latest update is that pictures of the S5 have been leaked online and show some unexpected changes in the flagship device. Pictures obtained from Nowhereelse.fr are supposed to be of the S5, though it is not certain. There are no design aspects in the pictures allegedly of device parts, which shows a metallic frame of the smartphone.
When it comes to feature and innards of the new handset, it will be unmatched. The images show a handset bigger than the current Galaxy S4, measuring 5.66-inches by 2.8-inches. This hints at a possible 5.3-inch display for the device. The camera slot has shifted from the S4 place of middle to the side. The USB port opening is small and might not adjust USB 3.0, a feature of S3. About the large display, earlier leaks add the information that S5 would boast an AMOLED screen with resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and a density of 560ppi. Other rumours hint at a 64-bit octa-core mobile processor, a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation and 4GB of RAM – in short, a complete recipe to blow the iPhone out of the top smartphone slot.
As far as display quality of the handset is concerned there are reports that it may come with bendable display. But if that is the case it will also be substantially costly. In yet another speculation, a video on Youtube by O2 Guru TV shows a 3D mock-up of the device having a curved display, super HD screen and 16-megapixel camera with sleek, aluminum and glass cover curving from top to bottom to fit the face. The display is 5-inch with double the resolution of the iPhone 5S. it says the S5 can “flex,” have thrice the usual phone memory and camera that can shoot 4K, translate: four times the Full HD quality. But Sammy is yet to speak a word in this regard.
The M8 is due to pack a 5-inch 1080p display, a jump from the 4.7-inch effort found on this year’s HTC One. Under the bonnet, the device will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, with Android 4.4 KitKat keeping things ticking along in the OS department.
Storage will clock in at 16GB, with a more than ample 2GB of RAM.
The camera looks set to remain the same as that found on the One. That means a 4-megpixel ‘Ultrapixel’ snapper, backed up by a 2.1 megapixel number up front.
While a release date has yet to be confirmed, HTC traditionally reveals its new top-end device for the year either at or around the time of Mobile World Congress. That means we should get official word by the middle of February.
HTC has suffered a tough year, despite the critical success of the One and a number of its other handsets. It posted a loss in the last quarter, with rumours flying that it may be the subject of a takeover bid in 2014.