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This Week's Chitter Chatter - the New Moto X, Curvier Blackberry Passport & the iPhone 6S.
Let's start this week with Motorola (mainly because we haven't mentioned them in a while) and reports are circulating that they're busy working on a new 2015 version of their Moto X flagship smartphone. Images have been published online and it looks like design-wise the new Moto X handset will be fairly similar in style to the existing model. It's anticipated that the 2015 edition of the Moto X will be available in the Autumn and will feature a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 processor and 3 or even 4GB of RAM. On the rear, we could see a 16-megapixel camera with an LED flash and the front-facing camera is likely to be a 5-megapixel snapper. We'll bring you more news as we have it, of course.[caption id="attachment_2008" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Leaked picture of the Moto X[/caption]
There's also been speculation this week that BlackBerry may be bring out a curvier BB Passport smartphone. The original Passport handset has a very distinctive square-shaped design with angular corners, the rumoured new model appears to be more compact with curved corners and a more curvy frame. It looks like the specs would be the same so there's unlikely to be any changes to the 13-megapixel rear camera, Snapdragon 801 processor and the 3GB of RAM though. The new-look curved BlackBerry Passport may just be released in certain parts of the globe though with Asia-Pacific mentioned as a possible market.
And finally, Apple's new iOS9 operating system which looks likely to launch in September, offers some hints at some new camera specs for iPhones due to be released in the future. A developer has discovered some code in the beta version of iOS9 which has already been released which appears to point at some new camera features. We could soon see forthcoming iPhones with a flash on the front-facing camera which can also record 1080p video or film 720p video at the rate of 240 frames per second. At the moment, it's unclear if the anticipated iPhone 6s could feature these new camera specs or if we'll have to wait until next year when an iPhone 7 could be on the agenda.