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These days, speculations related to upcoming Apple and Samsung Galaxy's next flagship models are filling up the mobile space. All the Apple and Samsung fanboys are excited to witness the unveil of next-genration devices from Cupertino giant and South Korean conglomerate as soon as it hits store shelves.
Samsung - the world's largest manufacturer of smartphones is highly expected to come up with a plethora of launches at the upcoming MWC 2013, set to take place from February 25 to February 28, 2013.
On the other hand, Apple products will not be showcased at the MWC 2013 tech show, instead the speculations hint that the company will be its next biggiesby June this year.
On a Sunday, while no smartphone, tablet or any gadget is launched, Gizbot has come up with some really interested and exciting article for the readers to relish seeing how Apple and Samsung products in tow for 2013 will look like. Taking a quick cheat sheet from the rumors swirling about the next iDevices and Galaxy heavyweights, Gizbot brings you the list of devices from the tech titans which deserve the most attention. Take a look at the slideshow below.
Apple iPhone 5S
Just like, Apple came up with iPhone 4 and then iPhone 4S employing a unibody design and a 4 inch display.
Following on the same line, Apple is believed to follow the strategy of design, for next iPhone after iPhone 5.. Moreover, as several handsets have started incorporating 1080p displays, Apple is also rumored to use a 4 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1917 x 1080 pixels.
Some rumors claim that iPhone 5S will be similar to its predecessor, but with a faster processor, a better camera with smart LED flash and a fingerprint reader built into the home button, which would reduce the need for passwords.
Further, iPhone 5S is suggested to come with a quad core ARM Cortex A15, 12MP rear camera with Sony Exmor RS lens on the iPhone 5S and iOS 7.
Apple iPad Mini 2
While iPad Mini - the miniature of the tablet market dominator has proven to be successful for the tech giant compared with the heavy rivals like Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fires, there are reports claiming that Apple will come up with a successor too - an iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display. Ongoing rumors suggest that the second-generation tablet is expected to have the same form factor as its predecessor. A new model would likely just have upgraded components, such as a faster chip.
Apple iPhone 6 or iPhone Math
Rumors also have it that Apple is to release two new handsets in June 2013. One will be obviously iPhone 5S, adding on the other one is an incrementally enhanced version of the current iPhone 5 referred to as iPhone Math or also dubbed as iPhone 6.
Specwise, iPhone Math is speculated to come with a larger 4.8 inch display letting Apple to compete with the latest trend of big-screen handsets including Sony Xperia Z, HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Further, the massive iPhone is rumored to come with missing elements like NFC, a bigger battery, 128GB storage and iOS 7.
Apple iPad 5
Latest rumors, which originated from China claimed that iPad 5 is in the making. The successor will reportedly be thinner and lighter than iPad 4 and it will feature a new design that is quite similar to the iPad Mini.
Further, the fifth-generation iPad is also believed to launch in March with a revised dimensions of 4mm shorter, 16mm narrower and 2mm thinner than the current iPad 4 with Retina Display.
Recently, a series of reports have confirmed that Apple is developing a smartwatch, as it seeks to repeat its trick with the iPhone and iPad and lure into the market and compete with the likes of Sony smartwatch.
The details of the device are sketchy as of now, but reports in the past suggestedthat the upcoming iWatch mightinclude a curved touchscreen made from a new type of flexible glass, an array of sensors to monitor exercise patterns and heart rate, "wave and pay" function, access to maps, voice control and wireless integration with the iPhone.
The latest bit on the same is that Apple reportedly has a team of 100 product designers working on the project, indicating it is beyond the experimentation phase and heading towards production.
Coming on the the South Korean Galaxy series creator a lot of speculations are swirling around numerous devices to hit the stores in 2013 from the manufacturer's end. Let's take a look at them.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Well, till now every tech enthusiast must be acquaint with the fact that selling Samsung Galaxy S3 like a hot cake, now the company is in works to launch its successor -- - Galaxy S4.
Numerous ongoing reports based on leaks and unconfirmed informations suggest that the brand new and soon-to-be-unveiled Galaxy smartphone will be unleashed as a killer handset. S4 will be boast specs including a 4.99 inch AMOLED HD display along with 1920 x 1080 pixel of resolution accompanied with remarkable 441 ppi pixel density, 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, 13MP rear camera, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage options.
According to latest reports, Galaxy S4 is predicted to come with a non-gesture contact feature and with a home button. Moreover, the device is believed to have no S-Pen support as it was rumored. The handset is widely speculated to be unveiled on March 15, 2013 and consequently released in April.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
After Galaxy S4, considerably, there has been a lot of talk about Samsung Project J, which is a family of smartphones including S4 Mini - the successor of the much acclaimed Galaxy S3 Mini.
Reports suggest that S4 Mini will actually hit shelves in May 2013 with similar specs as the bigger brother - S4. However, it is believed to come equipped with a comparatively smaller screen and also no wireless charging.
Tech analysts predict that if Samsung could deliver a 720p HD 4-inch smartphone with Galaxy S4 specs under the hood, it would certainly be a great offering to bang the smartphone arena. What do you think about this mini variant?
Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch
Well, to beat Apple in all aspects and consumer goods categories, interestingly, Samsung is also rumored to be working on an astonishing concept, that is, a wearable Galaxy smartwatch - dubbed as Galaxy Altius. Reportedly, the upcoming gadget is also informed to be a part of Project J.
Although there isn't a lot of information present about the specs of the smartwatch as far yet, however, it is fairly simple to ascertain a few things from the pictures which got leaked recently. Which suggests that Galaxy smartwatch seems to have a data plan associated with it, internal memory, AltiusOS Beta2 and a touchscreen. Meanwhile, the screenshots also display an email connection.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Last but not the least, Galaxy fans will also witness the launch of the worthy successor of the device which gave a kickstart to the term 'phablet' in the mobile space - the original Galaxy Note third version - Samsung Galaxy Note 3later this year.
While Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to come in April, Galaxy Note 3 release date might be scheduled for late Q2 2013 or early Q3 2013.
Going by the usual launch strategy followed by the South Korean tech giant, it is believed that Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled at IFA Berlin 2013 to be held between September 6 to September 11, 2013.
Moving ahead, reports claim that Samsung's 3rd-gen phablet will land on the shelves featuring both S Pen stylus and finger hovering. Further, experts close to the matter have also suggested that Galaxy Note 3 will come with Air View-like capabilities, both when using the S-Pen and finger. Also, the handset is believed to come with touchless gestures, with which users can use the finger like a mouse, hovering it over various items like folders, video timeline or galleries.
Coming on to the specs part, currently it is only know that Note 3 is expected to come with a 6.3 inch display beefed up 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor chip.