In just five days time we should know all there is to know about the iPhone 5, which is what we assume it will be called. There are a number of phones on the market that it will have to compete with, but it is the release of the Droid Nexus Prime that Apple should be worrying about. However, the new iPhone will have the head start, as the Prime is not expected to be released until late October, or if not then early November.
As you would imagine there are a great number of rumors that discus the specs of each phone, and from what we know, the hardware will be far greater in the Samsung built device. The iPhone is expected to come with a dual-core 1GHz A5 processor, 8-megapixel camera and a larger screen. We are uncertain as to the memory and storage. Now compare this to the Nexus Prime, which could come packing a 1.2GHz – 1.5GHz processor. However, as Samsung has just unveiled a new 1.5GHz Exynos CPU, then the smart money will be on the faster version. The handset could also come with 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera and a 4.5 – 5.65 inch curved glass display.
However, we cannot get around the fact that what will make these phones a success are their software. The iPhone 5 will come with the new iOS 5, whereas the Prime will sport Android Ice Cream Sandwich. We already know so much about Apple’s new mobile OS, as there has already been a keynote discussing some of those more important features.
It’s a different story for Android’s new smartphone/tablet OS, because Google has not shared much information. However, a recent video review shows that consumers could become disappointed with the interface, read ore on this here.
Let’s say for one moment that we go on history, then the new version of the Nexus handset will not worry Apple and their iPhone in any way. Previous versions of what is dubbed as the Google Phone have always had marginal sales, but nothing that will put the fear up some of the top smartphones – so we do not see any reason why this will change.