September promises to be be a busy month for the mobile industry with several high profile launches lined up. Most of the industry's heavyweights have a device or two coming out since the holiday season is only a few months away. The pace of smartphone evolution is stepping up each week, with new features and revolutionary technology making an appearance at every turn. At Gizbot, we've made a list of the most exciting phones that will be launched this September 2013.
Despite having just launched a powerful phablet, the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony will be coming out with another big-ticket handset immediately. The reason? Since competitors like Samsung and Nokia have released super-camera phones like the Nokia Lumia 1020, Sony is under pressure to bring out its own device in that category. So yes, this device's camera will be its most important feature and we expect it to deliver more photographic-goodness than any other smartphone in the market.
Like its predecessor, the Note 2, we expect that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 3 will be one of its best selling devices. We believe that the device's main focus will be a massive battery, which will allow it run for long hours on a single charge. This feature will be very important since the company is advertising it as a device suited for intense productivity at the workplace.
Apple's September 10th event, on which the company is expected to launch its next iPhone, will obviously be the most important date in the month. Rumor mills have it that apart from the iPhone 5S, the company will also be bringing out a less expensive version of the handset called the iPhone 5C. The 5C will help Apple enter the mid-range smartphone segment which it has ignored completely until now.
Staying in touch with the "bigger is better" mantra that was started by Samsung, HTC is gearing up to launch One Max, which will be its first Phablet. The device will compete with the likes of Samsung's Note 2 and upcoming Note 3 and even the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. And yes, as with any other phablet, expect the device to carry a mammoth of a battery.
Despite being a new entrant into the smartphone market, Lenovo has entered with a bang after having launched a series of high-quality devices at optimum price bracket. Earlier this month, the Internet was abuzz with benchmark leaks of a new smartphone from the company, the K910. The device managed to deliver some impressive numbers against competing devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. We believe that Lenovo will be one of the most exciting companies to watchout for in the 2013 smartphone race.
Then there's Blackberry, a company that is contemplating a sell out owing to its depressing performance over the last few years. But despite all this, the Canadian phone maker will be relasing another device in September. It's nice to see that company's sorry-balance sheets haven't dampened its spirit. As for the phone, expect to see a 5 inch phablet with the latest version of the BB10 OS and some good, if not great hardware.
If that wasn't enough, Gizbot has worked extra hard to give you the expected specifications of each of these upcoming devices. Scroll through the slide show and ogle over the rumored specifications for each of these devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
First off is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which has been driving rumor mills for several months now. Starting off with colors, Samsung will do things a little differently with this phablet. Most markets should expect two colors, black and white, while countries like Korea and Taiwan will receive more adventurous options like pink and purple. Moving onto hardware, the device is expected to run on a Snapdragon 800 processor, expoesince the company is facing heat-related issues with the in-house Exynos 5 Octa processor. 3GB of RAM will make is multi-tasking monster and the device is sure to receive a beefier battery that delivers long hours of charge. The handset might also debut running Android 4.3, the latest version of the mobile operating system released earlier this month. Expect to see a rich 5.7 inch AMOLED display and 13MP camera for pictures. Apart from LTE-A connectivity, you should also expect the new device to have pairing options with Smasung's upcoming smartwatch. Click Here For More New Samsung Smartphones List
Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami)
As far as this devices is concerned, you can expect the same slick design scheme that was used to make the Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra. And yes, there will some top notch hardware, so expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM and a powerful 20-megapixel camera that might offer 4K video recording. However, that isn't the best part. Over the last few weeks, there have been several images leaked around the Internet which show the device having an additional Sony Camera Lens attached to its rear. Talk about being adventurous. Click Here For New Sony Smartphoens Lists
HTC One Max
We expect the device to be cased in a wonderful aluminum body similar to the one seen on its smaller sibling, the HTC One. Apart from this, there should be a wonderful Ultrapixel camera slipped in along with a Boom Sound Stereo and a finger print sensor for added security. A Full HD 1080i 5.9 inch screen should deliver the same visual-goodness of the HTC One. Under its skin, the device will have a quad-core snap dragon 800 processor, tons of RAM and a massive battery to keep the device running beyond a day or more. Since the HTC One is the best smartphone on the market, the One Max might just become the best Phablet that money can buy. Click Here For New HTC Smartphones Lists
iPhone 5S and 5C
It's obvious that Apple fans are bored of company's lack of innovation in its last two handsets. So its safe to expect that they will come out with something revolutionary. First off, for the screen, we can expect something as rich and powerful as the Retina display. But logic has it that upping the resolution would be pointless if the screen size doesn't get bigger. And for design, Apple will stick with its original design scheme of the iPhone 5S, so don't expect anything very radical when form factor is concerned. There have also been rumors that the device will have comes in a shade of gold apart from the usual black and white options. While everyone else was using quad core processing, Apple stuck with dual-core technology for the iPhone 5 since they believed that iOS6 was very power efficient. But for the iPhone 5S, you should expect nothing short of an A7 quad-core processor with at least 2GB of ram.
But what's even more exciting is the iPhone 5C, which will be a less featured and more affordable version of the 5S. The device should be able to come in a variety of colors, all of which will use a glossy, less-elegant plastic case. Its obvious that Apple wants to deny buyers of the iPhone 5C in certain aspects so that it can justify the price for its iPhone 5S.
Expect a phablet with a 5-inch screen running the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 OS. Leaks indicate a 720p display, which won't appeal to Android users who've all been spoiled with rich 1080i displays. A humble 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing shooter will deliver pictures. All in all, we fear that Blackberry's next offering will fail to impress the tech world given its outdated feature set and simple specifications. Some might even say that the Blackberry Z30 is just like the company that made it, boring, old, unenthusiastic and on the way out.
The 2.2GHz of processing power thanks to a Qualcomm processor, loads of RAM, a stunning 1920 x 1280 display resolution and powerful benchmark test results. With a bright 5-inch screen and the latest version of Android Jelly Bean, expect nothing less than a wonderful device from Lenovo this September.