Much-Anticipated Mobile Devices Coming Out This Fall
Fall is just around the corner, which not only means pumpkin flavored everything is coming, it also means we can brace ourselves for a slew of new and updated mobile devices. Here is an overview of some of the most anticipated devices to keep an eye out for this season.
The much anticipated iPhone 6 is scheduled for release September 9. Though the exact specifications of the iPhone 6 won’t be known until its release, it is known that the latest iPhone will have iOS8, the ability to support third-party keyboards, and other new features. Siri has been given more functionality as well, and there are rumors that the iPhone 6 will be offered in two sizes, 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches.
Though an actual release date has not been determined, Apple fans are expecting Apple to announce the iWatch on September 9th’s iPhone 6 launch. The iWatch is rumored to be a somewhat stripped down smartphone to wear on your wrist. It will allow for messaging, running simplified apps, and Siri use, making checking notifications as easy as looking at your watch.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is retaining the 5.7-inch screen of its predecessor but now has 1440p resolution, something Samsung is calling Super AMOLED display. This new display offers four times the pixels of regular HD. The S Pen stylus has been improved to respond better to natural handwriting with increased sensitivity. You’ll be able to use the S Pen to minimize apps, drag items, and copy and paste. The Note 4 has the same camera as the Galaxy S5 (16 megapixels) with the added function of optical image stabilization.
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Sony is marketing its soon to be released Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact as the tablet for those on the go. Touted as waterproof and dust-proof, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is designed to withstand daily wear and tear. It is a good option for gamers as it supports Remote Play, which allows you to play games from your PlayStation 4 console on your tablet over Wi-Fi. Sony’s tablet runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon and boasts up to 15 hours of video playback on one full battery charge.
Google Nexus 9/X Tablet
Google is attempting to take on Apple’s iPad mini with its Nexus 9, also called the Nexus X, tablet. Rumor has it that the Nexus 9 will receive a performance boost with the addition of the Nvidia Tegra K1 chip. This chip is said to support up to 8GB of DDR3 Ram and allows the device to be more energy efficient. The Nexus 9 will have an 8.9 inch screen for its 2560 x 1600 pixel display. More will be known once the tablet is released, which is projected for some time in October.
Galaxy Note Edge
The Galaxy Note Edge brings something new to the table with a display screen that extends along the phone’s curved edge. The Note Edge is essentially the Note 4 with the addition of a bent display edge, making it minimally wider and shorter than the Note 4. The wrapped screen serves a purpose beyond looking cool. This extra strip of screen allows for toolbar display, news feeds, shortcuts, and even a ruler.
There’s a lot of great new devices coming out this fall. Which one are you going to buy?
– By Jessica Oaks