The market is being flooded with many a smartphone and phablet from various manufacturers and buyers are flocking to pick them up as soon as they land. Many more are to come. Let’s take a look at the ones that are highly anticipated.
Apple iPhone 5S/6
Though Apple has not announced its next generation smartphone, rumors are rife regarding the successor to the iPhone 5. It could be named iPhone 5S or iPhone 6. This smart device is rumored to come with a fingerprint scanner under its home button and a faster A7 processor. There is buzz of this new Apple device ready for launch this summer.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Expectations have been high after the success of Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which sold 5 million units in just 2 months. Remember, Samsung has not revealed plans for the Note 3. But the rumors point to a device with a 5.9 inch screen with 1080 pixel resolution Super AMOLED display. Also, it is rumored to feature a more square and rigid design.
Apple’s low cost iPhone
The iPhone Math, a low-cost iPhone featuring a large screen is rumored to launch along the same time as Apple’s next generation phone. This budget device is supposed to come with a 4.8-inch screen.
HTC One Mini
Though not announced, a much more pocket-friendly HTC One Mini is rumored. The device is likely to feature a 4.3-inch display and a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. The launch could most likely take place in Q3 of 2013.
The entry-level ZTE Open runs Mozilla’s brand new Firefox OS and will be powered by a Cortex A5 processor. Features include a 3.5-inch touch screen display. The ZTE Open will premiere in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia in mid-2013, and then will reach the US and Europe later on.
Blackberry A10, to be launched during the 2013 holiday season, is a high-end smartphone designed to compete against its rival Samsung’s Galaxy S4. This will be a touch screen handset and will reportedly to go on sale on Sprint in November.
ASUS FonePad Note
Asus launched its FonePad Note, a 6.1-inch phablet at this year’s computex. This is a 6.1 phablet with 3G connectivity boasting a 1080p IPS touchscreen display. The device runs on Android 4.2 Jellybean and features a slew of note-taking apps. Its lack of LTE is a drawback for the North American market.
Google Nexus 5
The successor of Nexus 4, Google Nexus 5, is somewhere in line for launch, but not yet confirmed by Google. It is rumored to be powered with a graphics-intensive Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and will run the next version of Android OS. It will feature a 5.2-inch OLED 1080p display. It is also rumored to come with an upgraded 13 MP camera.
Nokia Lumia 925
Finnish manufacturer Nokia’s Lumia 925 was launched in the UK and Germany and is yet to land in the US. This new device comes with a new metallic design featuring a 4.5-inch AMOLED display and 8.7 MP rear snapper. The smart device is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory storage.
Moto X Phone
Motorola’s long-rumored smartphone named Moto X relies heavily on sensors. The spec details are unknown, but it is rumored to come with a 4.7-inch display and a powerful