Samsung Galaxy S4
Release Date: April-May
Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, boasts an impressive set of features including an 8-core 1.8GHz processor, a 5-inch 440 ppi HD display, a 13-megapixel camera, wireless charging, and is supported by Android’s latest Jelly Bean mobile operating system.
Price: $199 for 2-year contract (16GB version)
Release Date: April 2013
With a sleek metal design and powerful specs under the hood, this puppy is a nice pocket toy for all us smartphone geeks.
The HTC One boasts a powerful quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch 1080p screen, and runs on Android Jelly Bean. At 4-megapixels the main camera might be a disappointment though – come on HTC, what gives?
Price: $199 for 2-year contract (32GB version)
Optimus G Pro
Release Date: TBA (AT&T)
If you like ‘em big, this phone may be for you.
Technically considered a phablet, the Optimus G Pro includes a 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor, a 13-megapixel camera, one very large 3000mAH battery, and runs on the latest version of Android Jelly Bean 4.1.
Sony Xperia Z
Release Date: TBA
This bad boy was showcased at CES 2013 and managed to turn more than a few heads.
The Xperia Z is a game changer, as it’s the very first truly water-resistant smartphone announced. We knew this day would come, and I for one am looking forward to this device hitting the market.
Sony’s newest smartphone runs on the latest version of Android and packs a punch with features like a full HD Reality Display, a 13-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor, and an anti-scratch resistant coating.
No details just yet on the official release, but based on the May 1 release of the Xperia ZL (confirmed by Cincinnati Bell), we could potentially see this as soon as mid to late May.
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