The Next gen phones, iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 are all the hype nowadays. The Galaxy S5 is touted to be released sometime early 2014, probably Q2. The iPhone 6 on the other hand has a higher chance to be available much later in 2014.
iPhone 6 Or The Galaxy S5?
Details regarding the specification of Apple's next flagship are scarce. What we do know is that it will run iOS 8. Even now the iPhone 5s is at the top of the food chain, when considering hardware. It's A7 chipset utilize the ARMv8 architecture via its dual "Cyclone" cores. Two of A7's cores make short work of Quad core chipsets such as the Snapdragon 600 and equals the Snapdragon 800. Apple may not go with a Quad-core A8 chipset and stick with dual core although its too early to tell.
The Display of the iPhone 6 is the most speculated piece of hardware right now. With Apple's recent patent regarding curved displays approved, we may see an iPhone with a curved/round display although the probability of this is quite low. With competition reaching to 2k ( 2560 x 1600) resolution, Apple is also expected to bump up the resolution on the iPhone 6.
Expect a 128 GB version, we have already been graced with a 128 GB iPad. Apple's recent stint in the Finger print recognition territory is proving problematic. Some problems are emerging in the sensor after some use, maybe we'll see an improved version in the iPhone 6, or better yet an iris recognition device. We may yet again see more than one smartphone by Apple for the next generation.
A metal body is all but confirmed for the S5, the metal clad Galaxy J is a testament of Samsung meddling in metal bodied phones. A Display of 2k resolution and of PLS type is also speculated. Although AMOLED was used in previous Galaxy S phones, Samsung may reportedly use PLS based displays in the Note 4 and the S5.
A two prong hardware approach via Samsung's own Exynos 6 and the Snapdragon 805 is possible. Maybe until the S5 releases, we'll see better chipsets in the market. With the jump to the 64-bit world, 4GB of RAM may be a posibility but 3GB seems more likely.
The Camera on both phones will be pretty good. The S5 rumored to use a 16 MP sensor utilizng the ISOCELL technology coupled with Optical image stabilization while the iPhone 6 may rely on Sony's new 16 MP sensor, the iPhone 5s also used a 8 MP Sony made sensor. According to a few rumors, the iPhone 6's camera may even allow refocusing!
Whatever the shortcomings on both phones, they both will be spectacular.