Top 20 flagship smartphones set to receive Android 4.4 KitKat in early 2014
KYMI lists out the top 20 flagships in line to get all that Android 4.4 KitKat goodness early next year
The Android world is booming like never before this year and with version 4.4 KitKat slowly but surely making its way to handsets around the globe, 2014 promises to be yet another exciting year for Google and its users. Is your handset in line to get the delicious update early next year? Find out in our list of top 10 smartphones scheduled to move to Android 4.4 KitKat come 2014.
1. Sony Xperia Z: The smartphone that got everyone to sit up and take notice of Sony as a formidable player early this year stands out from its peers with its water and dust resistance. It is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm chipset, a Krait CPU, an Adreano 320 GPU and a 2330 mAh battery. It houses 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory which can be extended externally by another 64 GB. Sony has given its handset a 5-inch Full HD TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a pixel density of 441ppi and its Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology. The phone is equipped with a 13.1-megapixel rear camera and a 2.2-megapixel front sensor. Connectivity options on this Android Jelly Bean handset include NFC, Bluetooth, USB and 4G LTE.
2. Sony Xperia Z1: Sony's latest updated Xperia handset is up there with the best of them. The Xperia Z1 is also water and dust proof and packs in a 5-inch Full HD TFT capacitive touchscreen display with its 441ppi pixel density. It does, however, boasts of Sony's new and improved Triluminous Display and X Reality Engine technologies as well. The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with its quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor and its Adreno 330 GPU.
A newer version of Android Jelly Bean powers the handset that packs in connectivity options like NFC, Bluetooth, USB and 4G LTE. One of the phone's most outstanding features is of course its 20.7-megapixel primary camera, which is accompanied by a 2-megapixel front facer. A 3000 mAh battery powers the device that comes with a RAM of 2 GB and an internal memory of 16 GB which is expandable externally by another 64 GB.
3. Sony Xperia Z Ultra: This handset is a phablet lover's dream come true. Sony has given its a massive 6.4-inch Full HD capacitive touchscreen display with a pixel density of 344ppi. The phone is based on the tech giant's Triluminous Display and X Reality Engine technologies. Besides being water and dust proof, the smartphone can use any slim pencil or pen as its stylus. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Krait CPU, an Adreno 330 GPU and a 3050 mAh battery.
It sports a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal memory which can further be expanded externally by another 64 GB. The phablet houses an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary snapper. Currently, the handset runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and packs in connectivity options like 4G LTE, USB, Bluetooth and NFC.
4. HTC One: The phone that put HTC back into the smartphone game is known for its build quality. The handset sports a 4.7-inch Full HD Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display with a pixel density of 469ppi. It retails with 2 GB of RAM and either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset with its quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor and its Adreno 320 GPU powers the device. The Android Jelly Bean handset runs on a 2300 mAh battery while its connectivity options include Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared Port, USB and 4G LTE. The One's primary camera is based on Ultra Pixels and is a 4-megapixel one while its front shooter is a 2.1-megapixel snapper.
5. Motorola Moto G: Motorola's affordable offering is all set to win hearts with its simple but functional inners. Based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and an Adreno 305 GPU, the handset runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a 2070 mAh battery. Connectivity options on the handset include 3G, USB and Bluetooth. The phone retails with 1 GB of RAM and either 8 or 16 GB of internal memory. Motorola has given it newbie a 4.5-inch HD display with a pixel density of 326ppi along with a camera set-up that includes a 5-megapixel primary snapper and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter.