7 smartphones that are about to change the game



There are a ton of new smartphones coming down the pipeline, some of which are going to be unveiled as soon as next week. Thanks to plenty of leaks and rumors, we have a general idea of the new phones that we can expect in the coming weeks and months.

Just next week, for example, we’re expecting the OnePlus 2, the Moto G (2015) and the Moto X (2015). Then in August, we’re expecting to see the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are due another month later, in September, and we’re sure there are plenty of other phones scheduled to debut during IFA in September.

While we already have the G4, M9 and Galaxy S6, three awesome phones, these new devices are set to change the game in the coming weeks and months. Which one are you most excited about?

1. OnePlus 2

Next week OnePlus will unveil the highly anticipated OnePlus 2. We already know a bit about it, like that it will pack a 13-megapixel camera, a fingerprint reader, 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 810 processor and a price tag that comes under $450? The actual price is going to be really key here, and wider availability is also going to be important, but if OnePlus executes with a really killer phone that costs almost half as much as other flagships — and takes incredible pictures — this is going to change the game. Here’s a look at some early camera samples:

2. Galaxy Note 5

This sounds like the powerhouse phablet to beat, especially if you consider that Samsung is probably going to add bonus features like Gear VR support. On the other hand, it’s going to probably cost a lot more than phones like the OnePlus 2. Speaking of Samsung, next up is its biggest competitor.

3. iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus

4. Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

5. Moto X (2015)

6. Moto G (2015)

Final thoughts

We know there are other phones coming, too. Sony is expected to release new Xperia devices sometime soon, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 Lumia Cityman and Talkman phones aren’t expected until this fall, so we’ll  revisit when those are closer to launch.


By technobuffalo