2013 Upcoming Phones: Google X, Bender, New Galaxy S3 Shades…

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The last quarter of 2012 was amazing for smartphones, with the advent of the iPhone 5, the Droid RAZR Maxx HD, the LG Optimus G, the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. There was also a lot of talk about more handsets due to come, like the HTC M7 (1080p display), an HP Android handset and the new colour options for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Upcoming phones in 2013 (rumors)

HTC M7: HTC is thought to be working on a 1080p handset with a 5” screen. Benchmark tests point towards a quad core chip and 4G LTE. It should be available on all carriers apart from Verizon, as Verizon already has the Droid DNA.

There’s also supposed to be a Motorola X; this phone will be similar to a Nexus phone, but without the name. It’s thought that it’ll sport a Motorola RAZR-like chassis and a Sony camera.

The HP Bender is also hot gossip, but all we know is that it runs on ICS, and has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip. HP has had some success with its Android Touchpad, so it’s thought that the Bender would also run on Android.

The Galaxy S3 was also creating a buzz, as there’s a rumoured pink version. Leaked pictures showed a vibrant pink handset – the seventh hue for this flagship phone.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.