Apple iPhone 6 Tipped For Sept 25 Launch: 5 Upcoming Premium Smartphone Rivals

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There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the ‘magical' iPhone 6, in respect to launch date. The forthcoming iPhone 6 has been a mystery so far with Apple remaining tight-lipped on its next-gen flagship, but rumors continue to spread like wildfire. The latest report from China has shed light on the release date of the Apple iPhone 6.

In fact both the iPhone 6 models: the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch version will launch on the same day. According to various Chinese media reports citing "inside sources" (via GForGames), Apple is expected to launch its much awaited iPhone 6 on September 25.

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The source further claims that the larger iPhone 6 model will be called the "iPhone Air", with the 16GB selling in China for a whooping 5,998 Yuan (Rs. 57, 760). Moreover, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model will reportedly go on sale in China at Rs. 52,922 for 32GB.

The alleged report contrasts with a rumor that emerged last month from China claiming that Apple would introduce the 4.7-inch iPhone on September 19. Not long ago, a major Germany-based network operator claimed that the sequel to the iPhone 5S could be released on September 19. Last month, a report from Wei Feng claimed that Apple would offer a 128GB variant only for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Apparently, there is a possibility that Apple may call the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant as the iPhone Air.

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Besides the massive 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model, Apple would bring a respectable 4.7-inch display with a faster processor (A8 chipset), an improved rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature, NFC, and more.

Well, Apple is coming up with a serious contender to the Samsung Galaxy S5 this fall. However, there are other tech vendors as well who've already planned on releasing their respective big-ticket phones due this fall. Take a look into sliders below!

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Nokia Lumia ‘McLaren’

If sources close to The Verge are to be believed, the McLaren will succeed the Nokia Lumia 1020, the smartphone with a 41MP camera. The mighty phone would come with the Kinect-like gesture recognition system will reportedly require a number of sensors. The handset reportedly will come with a powerful camera, alongside 3D touch gestures. The device is expected to release later in the fall.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

After the insane success of the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung would bring the sequel to hit device in September, likely at IFA Berlin 2014. The Note 4 is expected to come with a 5.9-inch Flexible display Samsung is tipped to use a plastic LCD display, instead of regular Super AMOLED display panel. Moreover, the display might be curved in nature, according to a report from the South Korean publication. The Galaxy Note 3 may pack a 64-bit processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM. On the imaging front, the device would feature a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera.

LG G3 Prime

It hasn't been long since LG launched its most breakthrough handset, the G3. To counter the upcoming Apple iPhone 6, the South Korean giant may announce a much improved version of the G3 flagship phone. Just last week, the LG G3 Prime edition was successfully approved by the National Radio Research Agency, a certification authority equivalent to the FCC. The forthcoming handset is reportedly come with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and a 5.5-inch QHD (2K resolution) display.

HTC One (M8) Prime

Like LG, HTC too thinking to announce a powerful variant of its  M8 handset, anywhere between October and December. Other reports suggests the device to arrive with a bigger 5.2-inch display (most likely to have a 2k resolution), a Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a water resistant body, amongst other features.

Sony Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z2 went on sale across the world in May this year, and the company is already planning to attack Apple with a new tantalizing premium handset. Although Sony has not admitted to the fact a sequel to the Xperia Z2 is on cards, but the high-end device could be introduced at this year's IFA Berlin tech show in September. The phone, the Xperia Z3, is said to come with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM. Amusingly, the Sony Xperia Z2 sport better specs than its successor.

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