New iPhones with larger screens semi-confirmed

These days there is a lot of commotion in regard to Apple looking into designing the new iPhone with a larger display; this year we might see two new iPhones which are supposedly going to come with significantly larger displays.

 Currently, the iPhone comes with a 4 inch display while this new one are rumored to come with at least 4.5 inch displays, edging out into 5 inches tops. The other device is apparently going to be even larger, with a diagonal of over 5 inches. Our guess is that we’ll see a phablet from Apple with a display of at least 5.5 inches.

 The latest rumors about this topic are coming from Wall Street Journal. As it looks like, Apple is already testing and evaluating their prototypes of the new devices and we might see them available for sale until the end of this year.

 The smartphone market has moved a long way forward from the golden times of Steve Jobs, and it’s good to see that Apple is working on adapting and improving upon their devices to provide us with better products. However, it seems that Apple is no longer the game changer here; still, we need to see what they’ll design and provide to us, embodied in these two new devices.


iPhone 6 will be half as thick as the old 3GS

Judging by the latest rumors from ET News, Apple has been working on a new iPhone, nicknamed Air. It is supposed to be only 6 millimeters thick, which would be quite a jump from 7.6 millimeters, the thickness of the current iPhone 5s. The old, almost classic iPhone 3GS, was 12 millimeters thick, which really sounds too much in this day and age.

Other than being thinner, iPhone 6 is apparently going to be larger diagonally. We’re expecting Apple to hit a diagonal of something in between 4.8 or 5.5 inches this time, since the importance of display size has really established itself in the last couple of years.

It’s really all about Tim Cook and Jony Ive to determine how wills the new iPhone look and feel. Undoubtedly, we’d love to see some brave decisions in terms of the iPhone’s design; such decisions were what made the iPhone so great in the first place.



HTC Two rumor roundup

We’re getting plenty of rumors in regard to the successor of the ever so popular HTC One. Despite the fact that HTC isn’t doing too well in terms of maintaining their profit range, the HTC One is still considered to be one of the best looking Android phones out there. It took what made the iPhones so popular and nice to hold and use those general design ideas to make an astonishing and elegant Android device.

Aside with the aluminum build, HTC made use of their proprietary camera sensor technology, where they used smaller pixels in order to get a wide aperture. This made the HTC One’s camera perform astonishingly well in low light conditions, while underperforming in regular lighting.

HTC Two, as it seems, will have dual cameras on the back which will enclose two 5 MP ultrapixel sensors inside. We’re not too sure where HTC is possibly going with this though; they already did a similar camera layout on the HTC Evo 3D, a phone which was capable of recording and shooting 3D content.

Judging by the CES which was held only a couple of days ago, 3D is losing its momentum in consumer electronics, particularly in home entertainment, so we’re looking forward to seeing why has HTC apparently planning to use two camera sensors on the back of the device.

Other than that, the HTC Two will come with a slightly larger display, with a diagonal of at least 5 inches, and there might be a fingerprint sensor included. We’ll have more information about this phone in March of 2013 so stay tuned.


Microsoft may be subsiding Sony and Samsung to manufacture WP8 phones

Microsoft’s current operating system for phones and consumer level tablets, Windows Phone 8, obviously isn’t meeting the requirements of this software giant. We’ve already witnessed Microsoft subsiding hardware manufacturers to establish a certain profit margin for them so that they would use WP8 as the running operating system for their devices.

 Rumors indicate that Microsoft is investing more than 1 billion dollars into Sony and Samsung, even though they have acquired Nokia’s production facilities. We’d presume that these aren’t desperate moves by Microsoft, yet significant efforts made in order to expand the platform even further. After all, success of Windows Phone operating system in general depends on how integrated and expanded its ecosystem is.

 Judging by the last couple of quartiles, Microsoft might be on the right track here. However, many agree that current Nokia Windows Phones are possibly over-engineered in terms of hardware itself, while software might carry a more significant load. It has become obvious that software is in fact the most significant factor for achieving major success, even though it sometimes passes under the radar.

 Would you be excited to see Samsung or Sony Windows Phone devices? Let us know down in the comments.