It’s smartphone mania! We have the LG Optimus G, the Droid RAZR HD Maxx, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5, with more to come. There are around four new Nexus devices doing the rumor rounds, as well as a new HTC 1,080p phone and a Motorola Android powered by a 2GHz Intel chip.
Upcoming phones (2012)
Motorola released its Droid RAZR HD Maxx, with the 4.7” screen, 1.5GHz dual-core chip and colossal 3,300mAh battery. We also saw the RAZR M (4.3” screen), with ICS. There is now another device coming called the RAZRi. The “i” doesn’t have anything to do with Apple but instead the intel chip residing inside it. Official specs have confirmed that it will be clocked at 2GHz, making it the fastest clocked stock Android device to make its way to the market.
There’s also the new HTC 1,080p offering that may (or may not) have a 5” screen. Dubbed the DROID Incredible X5, some benchmark tests in July hint that i has a quad-core chip and 4G LTE. This phone will be available on Verizon and will make its debut later next month if rumors serve true. Another interesting spec is its 440ppi display which blows both the iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 out of the water.
Google’s getting in on the act as well, with supposedly several new handsets in the pipeline, from Sony, Samsung and LG, apparently. The devices are currently being dubbed the Xperia Nexus, the Optimus Nexus and the Galaxy Nexus 2 Premier (AKA the Superior). We already saw the Nexus 7 this year and it was a hit, so there are high hopes for the remaining 4.
Then there’s the HP Bender. Not much is known about it other than a leaked benchmark that shows it has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip and Ice Cream Sandwich. It will reportedly be HP’s first Android smartphone.