BlackBerry is working on several rumoured smartphones, such as the Android running Venice, although it has yet to be confirmed. Another handset that is still not official is the BlackBerry Dallas (also known as BlackBerry Oslo), but we know the device is now imminent as it has been certified in three countries.
Not all smartphones are coming from major companies, as the Coolpad Fengshang C+ proves. The handset was announced on Sunday and will arrive as a high end mid-range device with a list of solid specifications.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 has been something of a failure. Sure, it had found its way into plenty of flagships and will likely land in a few more yet, but those devices have been plagued by overheating problems. While Qualcomm has denied a serious issue, there is evidence there (such as Samsung deciding not to use the 820) and we imagine the company cannot wait to move on from the Snapdragon 810.
What is Apple's most disappointing product of recent years? No, we are not running a poll as we think it was the iPhone 5c, a solid enough smartphone that was actually a slap in the face. You see, Apple wanted to offer an affordable (we are using the terms as loosely as possible) smartphone so announced the funky and colorful 5c.
Chinese company are on a high end rush at the moment, with ZTE, Huawei, Oppo, and Meizu all launching flagships recently, and even Xiaomi launched a high end phablet. However, the leading Chinese brand has another flagship to arrive this year, the highly anticipate Mi 5, and a specs leak for that handset promises that the device will be excellent.
Microsoft seems to finally be giving us what we have waited a long time for, a new flagship smartphone! The handset is said to be the Lumia 940 XL, which will be the company's first such device since taking over Nokia's devices and services division. Indeed, it will be the first Windows flagship since the HTC One M8 for WP and the first to carry the Lumia branding since the Lumia 930 (Icon).
The OnePlus 2 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year as we wait to see if lightning can strike twice and OnePlus can build another affordable flagship wonder. We already know that the handset will land sometime during the third quarter, while the company has confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will be a high spec'd machine. A new leaked image seems to clear up what the device will look like too, and it is actually much of the same.
The next year is hugely important for Microsoft. The company is launching Windows 10 Mobile later in the year, while new devices and flagships are certainly on the way alongside the fresh OS. However, Redmond may have to take a significant loss as it seems as though the company?s handsets are not selling as well as what was expected when Microsoft purchased Nokia's devices and services business.
The Meizu M2 Note is one of the most impressive smartphones on the market, a budget device that comes with plenty of flagship features (such as a 1080p screen). The Chinese company launched the handset last month and it is now available on pre-order and there are even places outside of China selling the M2 Note.
Windows 10 will be launching next month, but we will have to wait until the fall to get the mobile version of the platform. Windows 10 Mobile will arrive in the third quarter and is potentially the most complete mobile operating system Microsoft has ever made. It certainly looks nice judging by these leaked images of build number 10149, which will not actually be the final offering from Redmond.