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This Week's Chitter Chatter - iPhone 6, Huawei Ascend P7 and a Microsoft Smartwatch (?)
Lots more rumours and speculation surrounding the iPhone 6 over the last week. It's thought that Apple will be unveiling two iPhone 6 models, a 4.7-inch handset and a 5.5-inch phablet-sized device and the latest is that the smaller model will be launched in August and the larger handset in September of this year. It's also claimed that the iPhone 6 will be waterproof like the latest smartphones from so many of their competitors. Also featuring in recent reports concerning the iPhone 6 are many so called 'leaked' 3D schematic images which apparently show the finer details of the expected iPhone 6 design. These could include a slimmer frame, rounded edges and a volume control with a touch button similar to the iPod Touch.
Huawei have officially launched their latest flagship smartphone the Huawei Ascend P7. The Ascend P7 comes in black, white or pink handsets and offers a 5-inch Full HD screen and 2 excellent cameras - a 13-megapixel on the rear with a Sony BSI sensor and an 8-megapixel on the front (ideal for selfies). The P7 runs on Android KitKat 4.4 with Huawei's Emotion 2.3 user interface. The Ascend P7 also includes a 1.8GHz quad core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard expandable storage. The P7 will be available in the UK this month.
Not to be left out, rumour has it that Microsoft are busy designing their very own smartwatch. A patent was filed earlier this year by Microsoft for an electronic band but so far they've yet to make any official announcements. There's also been speculation that the designer of the XBox has been helping out on the creative side of things. More on Microsoft's smartwatch as we get it.
Samsung have recently disclosed that they are trialling a new production method which could see the material Graphene used widely in the electronics and technology industries in the future. Graphene is said to be stronger than diamond, as flexible as rubber, more conductive than the metal copper and so thin it's hard to see it. There is huge potential for Graphene in the manufacture of smartphones and tablets especially for curved and flexible designs, keep an eye on our blog for any further developments.