Two of the most hotly anticipated handsets of 2014 are expected to arrive just a week apart.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
If you’re in the Android camp then chances are you’ll know about Samsung’s popular Note family. The original Note made a name for itself as one of the first self-proclaimed phablets on the market, complete with a 5.3-inch HD display and stylus support.
Invitations have now made their way to press (Recombu included) for a global launch taking place in New York, Beijing and Berlin (at the IFA 2014 trade show) simultaneously. A new Note is a big deal and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to make a big splash in the market, borrowing from Samsung’s current 2014 flagship the Samsung Galaxy S5 and adding in tropes that the Note range has become known for.
As with last year’s Galaxy Note 3, the 4th generation phablet is expected to sport a 5.7-inch screen, but perhaps up the resolution to WQHD (2560×1440) akin to the LG G3. As with the S5, IP67 water and dust resistance along with a PayPal-certified fingerprint scanner are expected to make an appearance in the new Note too.
Apple iPhone 6
In case you’ve missed the deluge of rumours, leaks and hearsay strewn throughout the internet, Apple is probably going to be releasing a new iPhone, it’s probably going to be called the iPhone 6 and it’s now rumoured to be making its first official appearance on September 9th.
According to Re/code, Apple’s Eddie Cue has stated that his company’s autumn product portfolio is the best he’s seen in 25 years and that the next Apple event is likely to take place on September 9th. Conflicting rumours have suggested a mid-September doo instead, but we’ll know for sure nearer the time.
The next iPhone is actually expected to take the form of two separate devices, a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch model, thus ending the iPhones streak as one of the few small flagship handsets in the market.
Hardware-wise we’re expecting a higher resolution display on both handsets to counter the larger display sizes, potentially slimmer bodywork than the iPhone 5S and a new A8 processor of Apple’s own design.
So which handset are you most excited about? Android or iOS? Samsung or Apple? Flame war in the comments below.