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Ever since Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC, Nokia and now Oppo seem to be bashing it with claims from Oppo and HTC that in March they will announce something even better.
And they may have a better made and specced phone and it may be an opportunity to steal some thunder from Samsung but rumour has it Samsung has another phone in the works for a May release that could one up everyone else.
Time will tell but with Samsung launching the S5 in 115 countries on 11th April, I’m sure they are not going to have any issues with not achieving high sales.
Get ready for the start of silly season. Within the next 7 days, the amount of new smartphone announcements is going to explode. Expect every manufacturer to reveal their lineup for the last quarter of the year, and then on 10th September, Apple will reveal all its new iPhones. Later on in September, Nokia and Google will reveal their hands too with new phones. And don’t forget Amazon. New Kindle tablets, but will they launch their first smartphone this year!
What I will try to do is consolidate the new phones releases into concise readable chunks, with my view on each new phone. Who knows, I might even review a few of them too.
Nokia is rumoured to be releasing a range of new handsets, that are quad core 1080p screens.
First up is a six-inch phablet with a 1080p display. Code name is Bandit but likely to be called Lumia 1520. This will be launched end of September and feature a 20mp camera to combat Sony’s new Z1 (Homami) which will also have a 20mp camera.
So apart from Bandit, Nokia is reportedly developing hardware bearing the names Lanai, Orion, Pegasus, Rivendell, Shorty, and Siruis.
Your guess is as good as mine as to what these other phones will feature.
Instagram is rumoured to be coming to Windows Phone 8 soon, but only sadly on Nokia Windows Phone, and the latest models.
I would imagine this might just be a limited time period before it becomes available on other brands.
Finally, Windows Phone is starting to get more decent apps, even games are now improving. And with the upcoming Nokia Lumia 925, 928 and EOS the combination of this hardware and software, shows real signs of promise.