Expect bigger and faster smartphones this year

January 12, 2013

Confirmed device launched at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show that ended in Las Vegas yesterday has revealed a trend on the latest smartphones to hit the market. Most of the smartphones showcased during the event widely covered on participants official YouTube channels have large screens and quad core processors. Smartphones with five inches and greater screens are expected to become the standard for this year and these handsets will be powered by quad-core processors, the cost of which are decreasing rapidly thanks to the growing market for powerful smartphones.In most of the clips I watched, it was clear that faster processors and bigger screens will no doubt feed into the other renowned smartphone trend this year and the ability to play back full High Definition video which has so far been a preserve of HTC Droid DNA although now Sony’s has confirmed, Xperia Z 5-inch smartphone comes with a full High Definition display.

Huawei has this week confirmed that its Ascend Mate also a full High Definition smartphone with a huge 6.1-inch display that will also made its debut at CES. Chinese manufacturer ZTE’s Nubia Z5 combines a High Definition five inches screen with an incredibly thin form factor and it is only 7.6mm thick and from a purely aesthetic standpoint could be one of the stars of the show.Samsung is widely tipped to be the industry pacesetter expected to set the industry standards that other phone manufacturers and even potentially Apple, will follow this year. The latest gossip circulating are that as well as unveiling a 6.3 inch tablet in the second or third quarter of the year, the company will also be incorporating five inch and greater AMOLED panels into its this years smartphone range including the upcoming Galaxy SIV. AMOLED screens require no LED backlighting so that they can be thinner and lighter with a reduced bezel, meaning that the display can run closer to the outside edge of the device. The technology behind the displays is the same as that found in OLED TVs screens meaning sharper contrasts, greater depth and a superior range of colors than anything an LCD screen can offer.

 

Contador Harrison