By the end of 2013 we expect to see 2 new smartphones in the battle arena, going head to head. They are the iPhone 6 and the Google Nexus 5. It’s possible that the iPhone 6 may release in either November or December and, based on last year’s handset, the Google Nexus 5 is expected to be released at around the same time.
Assuming that both will appear at the same time they will be going head to head in the Holiday Season so let’s take a look at what both of the smartphones have to offer in the way of hardware. Bear in mind that, as little is known for definite about either handset, these specs are based entirely on rumor and speculation:
Display: The iPhone 6 is apparently going to be equipped with a large display, possibly 4.8”, in order to keep up with the market. The display will be a Sharp Igzo. The Nexus 5 is supposed to come with a 5” HD display.
Processor: Apple has purportedly purchased United Microelectronics Corporation and they will supposedly be making future chips. The iPhone 6 will apparently have a quad-core A7 chip where the Google Nexus 5 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon running at 2.3GHz together with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
Internal Storage: It’s reported that the iPhone 6 will be increased up to 128GB and the Nexus will have a choice of 16,32 or 64GB
Camera: Both will have rear camera of 13 megapixels and the Nexus camera is said to be a vast improvement over the previous one with Android JellyBean.
Battery: The Nexus is reported to have a 3300mAh li-Polymer while Apple has not given any battery info at all. However, Apple consumers have requested a longer battery life so it remains to be seen what it will be.
Price and Availability: The Nexus is supposed to follow its predecessor and be priced at around $299 and the iPhone 6 is also expected to follow previous strategies, so expect quite a high price tag. No details on availability are known as neither handset has been officially announced.