Top 7 upcoming Smartphones of 2015

| Friday, June 5, 2015 - 11:02
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With a massive increase in the demand of Android smartphones, companies like HTC, Sony, Google, Motorola, and LG are coming up with better features and are packed with extreme processors. 

It has also been noticed that companies like Micromax, OnePlus, Oppo along with others whose name didn’t even stand in the market, are giving a tough competition to even giants like Samsung in the Indian market.(Also read: Xiaomi's 16000mAh Mi Power Bank to go on sale from next week)

In the beginning of 2015, some of the best cutting edge technology Smartphones were launched and were liked worldwide. But as we know, technology becomes obsolete faster than anything else, so here we bring you a list of upcoming smartphones of 2015 that will help you to never get outdated in the modern age:

OnePlus Two

After the huge success of OnePlus One, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has come up with a new flagship phone, OnePlus Two. OnePlus was the first one to launch a Smartphone powered by Cyanogen’s customized Android OS.


DISPLAY:  5.5 inches 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) Corning Gorilla Glass 4
PROCESSOR:  Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
CAMERA:  Primary - 16 MP, 5312 X 2988 Pixels, Autofocus, Dual-Led Flash
                      Secondary - 5 MP, 1080P@30FPS
GPU: Adreno 430
BATTERY:  3300mAh Non-removable
STORAGE: 16/64GB Internal

Project ARA

Project ARA first came into limelight when a Dutch designer Dave Hakkens came with a new design by the name of Phonebloks. According to the concept, people throw their smartphone after it becomes obsolete or damaged, which lead to the growth in electronic waste. This waste can be reduced by using Phonebloks, which are removable components, each designed for particular task like camera, memory, processor etc. So if your phone does not have a good camera, you don’t need to buy a better phone, just remove the camera block and replace it with a new one. Not just it is innovative and cheap, but also helps in reducing waste and overall usage of a particular device increases.

While the release date has yet not been announced officially, it is rumoured to be launched in the near future. But once it comes into the market, it is going to give a tough battle to Apple and Android phone manufacturers.

Google Nexus 5(2015)

Google unveils a new Nexus series Smartphone every year, and according to the sources, Google will launch Google Nexus 5’s revamped version by the name of Nexus 5 2015. It is expected to launch with the release of Android M update.

The first look of Nexus 5 2015 was first spotted on Google Developers Video by the name of “Fingerprint and payments APIs (100 Days of Google Dev)” in which a Nexus 5 look-alike Smartphone can be seen (at 3:00) with a fingerprint sensor.


DISPLAY: 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (~445 ppi pixel density)
PROCESSOR: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
CAMERA:  Primary - 13 MP camera, wide angle lens, HDR mode
                      Secondary - 5 Megapixels
GPU: Adreno 418
BATTERY: 2900 mAh
STORAGE: 32/64 GB of storage

Microsoft 940 and 940XL

Microsoft users are eagerly waiting for the new flagship Smartphone as it has been a long time since Microsoft has launched a high end device.

According to leaked benchmarks and info, it looks like Microsoft is going to launch two Smartphones, Microsoft 940 and 940XL which are going to be the first in the Smartphone league to sport Windows 10 OS.


DISPLAY: AMOLED 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density) Corning Gorilla Glass 4 
PROCESSOR: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
CAMERA: Primary - 20 MP, 4992 х 3744 pixels, Optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash
                     Secondary - 5 MP
GPU: Adreno 418
BATTERY: Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi 5

After huge success of Mi 4, MI 4i, MI 3 and many other smartphones, Xiaomi is ready to move one step forward with Xiaomi MI 5. 

According to the sources, the Smartphone is going to have a fingerprint sensor and there will be around 80% to 90% of screen to body ratio which means less bezel and better screen experience.


DISPLAY: 5.5 inches 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
PROCESSOR: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core 2.2 GHz & quad-core 1.8 GHz
CAMERA:  Primary - 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash
                      Secondary - 8 MP, 1080p
GPU: Adreno 530
BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Po battery

Motorola Moto X (3rd Gen)

Though the release date of Moto X (3rd Gen) remains rumoured, there have been leaks of the Smartphone everywhere over the internet. 

According to the reports, the phone is going to launch in two variants powered by snapdragon 808 and 810 processor.


DISPLAY: 5.2 inches 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PROCESSOR: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
CAMERA:  Primary - 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash
                      Secondary - 5 MP, 1080p
GPU: Adreno 418
BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Ion 3280 mAh battery

Asus Zenfone Selfie

For the selfie lovers out there, Asus has launched Asus Zenfone Selfie which not only supports a 13 MP front camera, but also comes with dual LED flash on the front too. Isn’t that amazing?

As the name suggests, its USP is the 1/3.2-inch Toshiba sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 24mm focal length 13 MP front camera. All of the other features are somewhat same as Zenfone 2.


DISPLAY: 5.5 inches IPS 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density) with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating
PROCESSOR: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Quad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core Cortex-A53
CAMERA:  Primary - 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
                      Secondary - 13 MP, 1080p, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
GPU: Adreno 405
BATTERY: Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

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