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Techie September: Launches of New iPhones, Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max, Sony Xperia Z1

It looks like September will be a very busy month for the gadgets industry. First up we have the wave of Android smartphone launches at IFA in Berlin, Germany which will start with the Sony Xperia Z1. We’re also expecting to see the official reveals of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One Max. After that Apple takes the stage to unveil two new iPhones — the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.

Here’s a quick rundown of the gadgets with their respective links to our previous articles for your convenience.

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C
The iPhone 5C

Apple is expected to launch two new iPhones on September 10. The first one, the iPhone 5C, is supposed to be an affordable version of the iPhone which has different colors of plastic back shells. The second, the iPhone 5S, is the upgrade of the iPhone 5 which is supposed to have the A7 chip which is 30% faster than the A6 chip that we currently have with the iPhone 5. It should also have some sort of fingerprint sensor (maybe for unlocking?). Click here for our initial features on the iPhone 5S and 5C.

HTC One Max

5.9-inches of awesome?
5.9-inches of awesome?

The HTC One Max is the big brother of the HTC One. It has a huge 5.9-inch Full HD display and it has the same high quality metal and aluminum chassis. It also boasts of bumped up specs led its quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset. Rumors are going around though that no less than their endorser, Robert Downey Jr., will be the one the actually unveil and talk about the device during their launch in IFA. Click here for our initial feature on the HTC One Max.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy Note 3?
Galaxy Note 3?

Samsung is also expected to finally take the wraps off their newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 3. This device is supposed to have the capability to capture 4k (3840×2, 160 pixel) video. The screen will also have a thinner bezel which means more screen space for our content. We’re hoping for more innovations on the software side though, especially on the S Pen.

Sony Xperia Z1 “Honami

New Sony Xperia smartphone coming on September 4
New Sony Xperia smartphone coming on September 4

The Sony Xperia Z1 sports a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset. We first saw this raging piece of tech used with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Antutu Benchmark Test reached over 30k). The real story here though is the camera. Sony used their G Lens which has a 1/2.3-inch sensor and 20.7-megapixels. Add to that water resistance and the “Omnibalance” philosophy of Sony and you have a very strong flagship. Click here to read our initial feature on the Sony Xperia Z1.

I’m sure there will be other companies who will also make product announcements at IFA. For now these are the ones that have popped up on our radar and we will definitely share more news and information as we get them!

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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