This Week’s Chitter Chatter – the iPhone 6, an Android Lumia and the Samsung Galaxy F

screen-shot-2014-07-09-at-11-13-26-amTo say there have been a few more leaks surrounding the hotly anticipated iPhone 6 would be a huge understatement as there has been a small flood of speculation appearing online in the last week or so.

First up was a leaked video apparently showing the new sapphire glass screen for the iPhone 6 which according to the content is pretty much indestructible. Various methods of stress were inflicted on the screen including trying to scratch, smash it and stab it with various implements. The indications are that nothing has damaged it so far which is great news for anyone who has smashed their smartphone screen in the past.

There were some other screen-related leaks over the last week this time concerning the design of the new iPhone 6. If these are accurate we could see a curved screen on the new Apple smartphone with the camera now located on the left of the speaker instead of above it. Other speculation points to a fairly major redesign from the last iPhone 5s and 5c handsets. We could see a much curvier handset with a aluminium and glass unibody design although its thought that Apple will release the iPhone 6 in the same choice of colours – gold, silver and grey.

Reports have also appeared in the press this week that Microsoft are expected to be launching an Android smartphone as part of their Lumia range.  This will differ from the previous Android phones which were brought out from Nokia as the new handset will be a Lumia model rather than the budget X series of smartphones. This could mean that Microsoft have designed a premium Android mobile phone with improved specs and a revamped design. Watch this space for more on Microsoft’s new Android smartphone as we have it.

Remaining on the subject of new smartphones, there’s speculation that Samsung will be releasing a brand new smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy F. A few weeks back there were rumours that the Galaxy F was thought to be similar in design and styling to an iPhone however some leaked photos this week seem to indicate that it looks more like the Galaxy S5. In fact, the Galaxy F could be a souped up version of the S5 and could sport an aluminium rear cover as well as some high-end specs. So far it’s thought that the Galaxy F will boast a 5.3-inch quad HD display, a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor alongside 3GB of RAM. Other specs we could see on the Galaxy F include a 2-megapixel camera on the front and microSDXC support. We should have more details on the Samsung Galaxy F over the next few weeks.

And finally, BlackBerry’s new Passport device has been creating a bit of a stir recently mainly due to its square-shaped design. It’s certainly something different from the curved smartphones we’ve become accustomed to recently.  The BlackBerry Passport has a very angular shape and measures 4.5-inches square. It looks a bit like a notebook and comes complete with a hardware traditional BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard and is aimed at business professionals as its shape is apparently ideal for reading documents, e-books and text-heavy website pages. BlackBerry are hoping that its unique design will appeal to all customers who will appreciate the clear, large screen and easy to use keyboard. We can’t wait to get our hands on one to try it out for ourselves.