With 2015 already off to a blazing start, rumors and speculations are already in full swing with reports coming in every day in abundant quantities, stating the kind of mobile computing power and features that future flagship devices are bringing to the table. Nevertheless, these devices are going to be released long before 2015 comes to a close. Let us take a look at the offerings that 2015 has in store for us when smartphones are concerned.
- OnePlus Two
After gaining significant amounts of traction with the OnePlus One, Chinese Startup Company is looking for history to repeat itself with the release of the OnePlus Two. It is expected that the company’s upcoming flagship device will be released during the 3rd quarter of 2015 and will be accompanying hardware specifications that will be equivalent to the remainder of the flagship units. The only difference separating those smartphones and the OnePlus Two will be the significant price difference. While nothing has been confirmed, OnePlus Two is expected to be loaded with a Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and an even bigger battery and of course a microSD slot for expandable storage options.
- Samsung Galaxy S6
After failing to woo customers and critics with its Galaxy S5, Samsung will be looking to make amends with the Galaxy S6, which is part of the company’s ambitious project called Project Zero. The primary difference between all of Samsung’s previous flagship devices sporting the Galaxy brand will be that the Galaxy S6’s exterior body will be comprised of premium quality and not something flimsy, which was a common characteristic present on the company’s flagship smartphones. With the premium build and a whole new makeover, Samsung will be attempting to end its financial drought and turn over a new leaf, which will include raking tons of revenue. As for the hardware specifications, the company will be looking to make its TouchWiz interface similar to a pure Android experience and will incorporate Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC coupled with 3 GB of RAM, a beefier battery and an even better camera that will possess an OIS chip, something that the Galaxy S5 was void of.
- Xiaomi Mi 5
Known as the ‘Apple of China’, the Chinese smartphone maker has been able to garner a large amount of success due to the fact that it prices its high and lower performing phones very aggressively, thus becoming the 3rd largest smartphone company in the process, trailing only behind Apple and Samsung. The Chinese firm will be looking to continue its winning run with the release of its Mi 5 smartphone. The Mi 5 will be exuding a premium finish, not to mention sporting powerful hardware specifications in an extremely price friendly package. Xiaomi will be looking to incorporate a Snapdragon 810 chipset, and according to rumors, the screen size of the device will be 5.2 inches and will be rendering a quad HD display.
- Saygus V2
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the device, Saygus introduced its V2 smartphone during the CES 2015, and while the device possess a Snapdragon 801 chipset combined with 3 GB of RAM, the V2’s maximum storage capacity is what will kill the remainder of the flagships. With its internal capacity standing in at 64 GB combined with two microSD slots possessing a maximum capacity of 128 GB each, the user will be given a behemoth amount of 320 GB worth of mobile storage. If that does not ring your bells then we are not sure what will. There are two features that companies always tend to overlook; total battery life and storage. The Saygus V2 will no doubt be targeted to the media junkie and seeing as how if you got your hands on 320 GB worth of storage in a mobile device, that would be reason enough for you to turn you in to a media junkie. The company is still working on rolling the device to different regions of the globe so if the price is right, then the Saygus V2 will be a popular device in town.
- Project Ara smartphones
For the longest time, users purchasing a smartphone could never upgrade their existing components, leaving them in a complete financial mess when the time came to upgrade their devices. Now, neither you nor countless number of users will have to worry about selling your arms and legs to purchase a mobile powerhouse because with Google’s Project Ara smartphones, you will be able to upgrade the device’s core hardware components. Naturally, upgrading the components will involve swapping the modules with the existing ones, and as you all know, the faster ones will obviously carry a higher price tag. Nevertheless, the user’s freedom will be unbound regarding to the amount of upgrades that he/she wants to carry out. The fact that smartphones have started to adopt a similar feature to desktop computer components is a very handy feature, particular for those who are on a budget.
With the above mentioned smartphones, we certainly expect that 2015 is going to be an even better year than 2014. For our personal choice, we are stuck between the Saygus V2 and Google’s Project Ara smartphones, for obvious reasons. Do you think that there are some mobile devices missing from our list? If so, let us know your thoughts and details in the comment banks below.