Five smartphones to look out for
The second half of 2015 looks as exciting as the first for smartphone buyers, says
f you’re planning to buy a new smartphone this year but haven’t bought one yet, it might be better to wait a bit longer: Apple, Samsung and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months. Here are some of the models you should see during the second half of 2015.
While most of the products on this list (and their specs) are just rumours, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has been busy detailing its 2 model, which is available to buy now.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810. The company has used an upgraded version of the processor, v2.1, which, according to OnePlus, isn’t susceptible to the overheating issues that the first version reportedly suffered from.
It’s the first highend smartphone to offer a USB-C port, which is meant to be an all-in-one solution for power, video, and data delivery using a single cable with a reversible connector. There are already laptops that use the technology.
Just like OnePlus, Dutch company Fairphone has started to build some hype for its second product. The goal is to build a smartphone that won’t easily break and can be easily repaired.
Hardware specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and a 5in, Full HD
screen. The camera has an 8Mp resolution and there is 32GB of storage that can be expanded using a microSD card. The LTE smartphone also has 2GB of RAM and two SIM slots. The operating system will be Android 5.1.
The Fairphone 2 will be available for preorder before the end of August, and then ship during the following couple of months.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
A new Galaxy Note model arriving during the second half of the year has become a bit of a tradition. A launch at the IFA trade show in the beginning of September looks likely. With the fifth version Samsung needs to step up its game if it wants to compete more
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