What’s the perfect way to end the year? A roundup of smartphone rumors and concept designs that excite us as we head into 2014.
For the holidays, many of you guys received a new smartphone, probably an iPhone 5S or 5c, a Galaxy Note III, Galaxy S4 Active or Zoom, HTC One or even a Nokia Lumia 1520. But as we all know, once we roll into 2014, there will be a fresh year of new devices coming to the market.
So what could be in store for consumers this coming year?
2014 smartphone concept designs & rumors
Samsung’s 4GB RAM
People have been pretty excited about the Galaxy Note III’s 3GB RAM, but Samsung plans improve that with upcoming smartphones with a 4GB RAM version.
Should Samsung pull it off, its future phones will get a 50 percent performance boost, with only 40 percent less power required. That means Samsung phones will be faster but will be kinder on the battery life. Wouldn’t you want a Galaxy device that is able to keep up with all your daily needs and is able to last more than a day on a single charge?
Samsung Galaxy S5
Back in September, the guys at GalaxyS5Info released a concept design for a rumored device which features a 5.3″ OLED Youm display that extends to the sides which eliminates the need for physical buttons for volume control. It also comes with a renovated home button, a single port for charging and accommodating a SIM card and microSD, 3GB of RAM, a 2GHz Exynos 5 OctaCore Processor running Android 4.4 KitKat, a 3200 mah Li-ion battery, and a 16MP Carl Zeiss camera.
But things change and people want more, so the the team reworked its concept design of the Galaxy S5. The updated design now features a 5.2″ flexible curved display with 2K resolution, 16 MP ISOCELL camera made by Samsung itself, and captures 4K quality pictures as well as full HD videos. The concept design also features a 4MP front camera, an iris scanner, ambient and proximity sensors, and a metal body frame instead of polycarbonate.
The four corners of this concept device will have speakers, 4GB RAM, 64 Bit Exynos-Octa core processor, supports wireless headphones, and will run Android 4.4 KitKat. The concept design looks a lot like the LG G Flex, thanks to the curve. And the iris scanner is out to make Apple’s Touch ID look like a primitive technology, taking security to a whole new level.