Top 8 gadgets tech whizzes are waiting for

According to the latest data released by Consumer Electronics Association, the total sales volume of the electronic industry reached US$1.06 trillion (S$1.32 trillion) in 2013, about 3 per cent higher than the previous year.

With gradually increasing consumption volume, several well-known electronic brands launched their new gadgets in the first half of 2014, including Samsung's Galaxy S5, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 and Google's Google Project Glass.

And how will the electronic manufacturers surprise consumers waiting for the next big launch? Electronic enthusiasts are talking about their dream gadgets on the Internet. Let's take a look at the most-anticipated electronic gadgets expected to be launched this year or sometime next year.

The list is ranked according to the cost of the products.

8. Kindle Paperwhite 2014

The 2013 Kindle Paperwhite is very popular, but its relatively heavy weight and low screen dimensions means it is likely to be upgraded in 2014. The former price is 899 yuan (S$180) in China.

7. Nexus 8

Google Nexus is a line of consumer electronic devices that run the Android operating system. The new Google Nexus 7 launched in mid-2013 - and it concerns a tablet device made together with Asus.

It is rumoured that the new version, with two sizes - 8 inches or 8.9 inches - is expected to be launched in the second half of 2014. Nexus 7 sells for 1500 yuan.

6. Huawei Honor 6

After the successful launch of Honour 6 in June, it will launch the unlocked SIM Honor 6 version on July 22, 2014. The product is expected to sell for 1999 yuan.

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