Upcoming Phones 2012: New Nexus, Galaxy S3 Mini, Bender

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September was mad for smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the LG Optimus G, the Droid RAZR Maxx HD and the iPhone 5 all were revealed. And there’s more to come soon. We can expect some more top Androids to leak this month, including a new 1,080 HTC phone, a HP-designed Android, a new Samsung Galaxy S3 color variant as well as a more pocketable model.

Upcoming phones 2012 (rumors)

HTC is meant to be working on a 1,080p phone which may or may not have a 5” screen. This is all we have so far, although some benchmark tests point towards a quad-core chip and 4G LTE. This phone will be announced soon, and will be available through Verizon. There are also rumors that it might come as a stock Android variant on the side and will be one of four rumoured Nexus devices coming out later this year. It’s been dubbed the Google Nexus X, and it’ll be the first Nexus phablet.

Then there’s the HP Bender. We only have a benchmark leak that shows ICS and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. WebOS has been relegated to the sidelines, but HP had some success with TouchPad when it was running Android, so HP might give it another whirl on Bender.

The next thing is a pink Samsung Galaxy S3 – it cropped up among the forums last week. Leaked pictures showed the bright pink chassis that might become the seventh variant of the Samsung flagship.

Speaking of new S3 variants, there are also numerous leaks of an upcoming Android dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. It is expected to share similar hardware as the current US S3 but pack a smaller 4-inch display and a lower 5MP rear camera. It is expected to be unveiled this week.

New Nexus phones: In addition to the rumored Google Nexus X by HTC, LG and Motorola are also rumored to be releasing their own Nexus models this year – currently dubbed the LG Optimus Nexus and the Motorola DROID Nexus.

We’ll keep you posted as more develops.

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