Most smartphone owners know the pain of buying a new phone or entering a new two-year contract only to have a newer model come out a few months later. Sometimes waiting is the best policy when it comes to getting the latest smartphones to hit the market. So check out these five exciting smartphone launches you might want to wait for before making any commitments just yet.
The BlackBerry Venice is reportedly the phone that both BlackBerry and Android fans have been waiting for. Rumors, presentations and press releases have suggested that the Venice is a Blackberry phone which will run Android. The phone will have a both a physical keyboard and a large touchscreen.
Specs announced will include:
- 5.4-inch Quad-HD screen
- 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor
- 3GB of RAM
- 18-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera
The phone has a slated release date sometime in November, and an expected retail price is not yet known.
Acer Predator 6
Gamers have been asking for a phone that could suit their needs. Acer answered, announcing the Predator 6—a high-end smartphone which will feature:
- 6-inch screen
- four speakers
- 21-megapixel camera on the rear
- 4GB of RAM
- deca-core MediaTek processor.
To put that in perspective, the majority of high-end phones have a four to eight core processor. Acer hopes to deliver to its customers the power to play console-style games on the go. Exact details on the phone have been slim, but the phone is set to release in September.
Google Project Ara
If you hadn’t heard, Google Project Ara was a modular phone project announced by Google that many thought to be a joke. What makes this phone so special is the ability to swap out hardware components on the fly. The Ara will have a screen attached to a frame which accommodates a variety of hardware modules for RAM, batteries, cameras, projectors and more.
Project Ara will be available in several sizes, some starting at $15 before modules. Google’s goal is for people to build the phone they want, and people may be able to do just that around the rumored release sometime in 2016.
Moto X Style
It is perhaps Motorola’s hopes that the new Lenovo subsidiary will give buyers the motivation to check out their new flagship. The new Moto X will feature a 5.7-inch QHD LCD screen, a 21MP camera, 3 GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery and a Snapdragon 808 (as opposed to the warmer 810). There won’t be any special OS builds for the X Style. However, the company does add useful features to the somewhat plain software. The phone will retail at $399, and its scheduled release is not yet announced. But customers can preorder now on Motorola’s website.
Moto X Play
The Moto X Play is looking to be a powerhouse of entertainment that owners can still customize under Moto Maker.
The Moto X Play will feature:
- 5.5-inch full-HD 1920 x 1089 pixel resolution screen
- 21-megapixel camera on the rear
- 5-megapixel front-camera
- 3630mAh battery
- turbocharged recharging (said to be 50 percent faster than the super-fast recharge time of the Galaxy S6)
All these phone manufacturers are looking to revolutionize the smartphone industry in their own way. Each of these upcoming smartphones offers something unique, so now is the time to sell broken iPhone and start shopping for an upgrade. There’s a new (or upcoming) phone out there for just about everyone now. Whether you are looking for a phone for business, gaming, customization or outright entertainment, these will be the phones to look for in the next few months.