New Phones

2013 would be another landmark year for the smartphone industry with the expected launch of various high-end smartphone. Next year, not only Android and iOS devices will continue to hold leadership positions, but they will also introduce new technologies to maintain user loyalty and set new trends. Competition in the mobile industry is often associated with functionality and hardware.

In 2013, major phone manufacturers will be locked in for intense slugfest and what’s at stake would be the leadership in the market and in the case of Nokia and RIM; the ability to survive in the highly competitive environment. Needless to say, consumers planning to upgrade their old phones in 2013 would have quite a few options to choose from. Next year, the market will be chock full with fantastic new technologies that many of us haven’t heard before.

We’ve already picked some murmur about new smartphones to be released in 2013 and it is already possible to make some educated guesses about them.

iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5 is not yet fully distributed yet and there are already whispers that Apple planning to release the iPhone 5S early next year. Apple understands that it can’t afford to lose the tech race by setting longer intervals between iPhone releases. Sources from China say that Apple could begin the production of its upcoming devices as early as Q1 2013. Granted, the iPhone 5 is fresh out of the oven and it barely gathers dust on the shelves, but with the eventual releases of 1080p Android superphones, Apple needs to release a new iPhone pretty soon.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Speculations are rife that Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature the impressive 5” OLED HD 100p display. At 441ppi pixel density, the display would be similar to the sharpness of human vision. The Galaxy S4 would incorporate a powerful Cortex A15-based processor, the quad-core Exynos S450 clocked at 2GHz. Codenamed “Adonis” the SoC will offer unbelievable performance level. Finally, the Galaxy S4 would have the 13Mp rear camera, possibly with the eye tracking technology.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

There’s zero information out on the Galaxy Note 3, but it should deliver some nice upgrades. The phablet would be at least one notch better than the Note 2, possibly with a 5.5” full-HD 1080p display and other killer features. Samsung Galaxy Note series is selling really well and we can expect the Note 3 to continue to trend.

Motorola DROID RAZR 2

Motorola wouldn’t allow the RAZR brand to decline in 2013 and the DROID RAZR 2 will feature typical characteristics of the lineup. It will still have strong, ultra-thin design as well as superb Super-AMOLED Advanced panel. It would be noticeably faster than the current DROID RAZR and while making the most of the 4G data connectivity.

Google Nexus 5

Nexus 5 would be Google’s attempt to enter the phablet market. It would feature 5” display and possibly be used as a launch platform for the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The current Nexus 4 is cheap and powerful and the Nexus 5 could have similar characteristics.

HTC Evo 4G LTE 2

The successor of the Evo 4G LTE 2 would deliver similarly impressive display. Many cried foul after finding out that the current Evo 4G LTE was equipped only with a dual-core chip. It is quite possible that we would finally see a quad-core processing humming inside the Evo 4G LTE 2. The Sense 4.0 UI is praised for better performance and we would see its next iteration used on the Evo 4G LTE 2.

Nokia Lumia 940

While expected to be slimmer and lighter than the current Lumia 920, Nokia’s next flagship, the Lumia 920 would feature the exceptional 35Mp PureView camera and the new Windows Phone 8.5 OS. Nokia is recently flagged in the mobile race and future Lumia devices are its biggest hopes for a revival.

BlackBerry London

Other than featuring the new BlackBerry 10 OS, the BlackBerry London will finally have exciting features, including dual-core processor, 4.2” (1280 x 768) display, 16GB of onboard storage and 1GB of RAM.

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