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This Week's Chitter Chatter - the iPhone 6, a Windows Phone from Samsung & Dangerous Things We Do with Our Phones
Despite the iPhone 6 still being a several months away from launch, rumours continue to circulate regarding the new features which are likely to wow us. Reports this week suggest that the main rear-facing camera on the iPhone 6 could be a much better camera than has been indicated so far. In fact, the iPhone 6 could now come with a 10-megapixel camera complete with a f/1.8 lens and image stabilisation. In addition, Apple have also recently acquired a patent to make their own wireless charging docks. It's thought that the docks could incorporate 'smart technology' so they will do more than just charge the relevant Apple device - perhaps data synching and file transmitting. More on the iPhone 6 to follow as soon as we have it.
Talking of new phones, Samsung have all but confirmed that they will be unveiling their Galaxy S5 at MWC later this month thanks to their invitation which sports the title 'Unpacked 5'. There's also been some speculation that the S5 could feature a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 3.2-megapixel camera on the front. It's thought that the Galaxy S5 could be powered by the latest 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 processor and could come with 3GB of RAM. Keep an eye on our blog for the very latest on the Galaxy S5 rumours.
And while we're on the subject of Samsung, this week there have been rumours that Samsung are planning on releasing a new Windows Phone to compete with Nokia who are the market leader in Windows Phones at present. It's expected that the Samsung Windows Phone could also launch at MWC with a handset apparently similar in style to the Galaxy S series. It's suggested that the Samsung Windows Phone could offer a 5-inch Full HD screen, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a Snapdragon 800 processor. All will be revealed in the next few weeks.
LG haven't been sitting on their hands either. Apparently, they will be launching an impressive new smartphone, the LG G3,in May. Likely to be up there with the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6, the G3 seems likely to offer some fantastic specs which are thought to include a 5.5-inch 2k Quad HD Display. The G3 is also expected to come with an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera and a fingerprint scanner. Watch this space for more on the G3 as we get it.
And finally, news of a a recent survey which has compiled the top ten 'most dangerous things we do with our smartphones' . Included were items which could either damage your handset or breach the users privacy. In at number one was the fact that over 60% of us don't have a password to protect their handset which can put them at risk of identity theft and hacking. More than 30% of people have saved automatic bank log-in details on their mobiles which is also a massive security risk and almost 20% of teenage users have risky nude images stored on their smartphones. Almost a quarter of us don't use a case for our mobile phone, over half of us connect to unsecure wi-fi networks and around 60% of us don't have smartphone insurance. Food for thought...