It's the new year, and that can only mean one thing: new devices. With this year's Mobile World Congress a little over a month away, CBR gives you the inside look at what we can expect in terms of smartphones in 2014. Screens are getting better, operating systems smoother, and there's a few oddball features thrown in just to put a spanner in the works. Here are ten smartphones that are sure to make waves in 2014.
A sequel to the hugely successful HTC One, the HTC M8 (or rather, HTC Two) looks set for release in the spring, with an announcement perhaps coming in February.
The device will most likely sport a 5 inch 1080p HD screen, with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2.1MP front camera, and comes loaded with Android's latest OS, KitKat.
There are rumours flying around that the HTC M8 may even show off 3GB RAM, but nothing's for certain yet.
We're sure all will be revealed at Mobile World Congress being held in February in Barcelona.
The S5 will be Samsung's 2014 flagship mobile device, and if the S3 and S4 were anything to go by, the S5 will be just as appetising.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but judging by the May 2012 launch of the S3 and March 2013 launch of the S4, we can expect the S5 to hit shelves around April 2014. Last year, Samsung held a separate launch event for the S4 so we may not seen the S5 announced at MWC 2014.
Specs of the S5 are still a little thin on the ground, but we're probably going to see Samsung partner up with Qualcomm and a 64-bit CPU. That means a 64-bit OS, so we may see the first ever 64-bit version of Android.
Rumours suggest a 16MP camera, and perhaps a 4K screen, the world's first on a smartphone.