2013 will be another exciting year in the world of Android. Here are some of the top devices that will be released over the next 12 months:
5) HTC M7
The HTC M7 narrowly beat out the HTC EVO 4G LTE 2 for 5th place on our list. The HTC M7 isn’t even the official name of the device, but it’s what HTC and the Android community is calling it thus far. And since it’s rumored to be released sometime in the first half of 2013, we’ll know a lot more about the HTC M7 very soon.
Here are some of the rumored features included on the HTC M7:
-5-inhc HD display with 441 ppi and 1080p resolution
-Quad core Qualcomm processor
-4G LTE connectivity
Meanwhile, very little is known about the next update to the EVO series, which just recently received its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade. However, expect it to have similar features to the M7 – including an HD screen and of course, 4G LTE coverage.
4) The next Motorola Droid
This is the only device on the list that we don’t know the name of – yet. The next Motorola Droid will follow in the footsteps of the Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR MAXX HD, and other interestingly named smartphones.
It’s impossible to predict what name the next Motorola Droid will feature, and it’s impossible to guess what kind of features to expect. However, with all Android phones, the trend seems to be bigger HD screens, larger batteries, and the latest Android OS.
3) Nexus 5
The Nexus 4 is truly an amazing smartphone. It’s too bad that it’s been sold out since its release, or else it could be the best-selling Android phone on the planet.
The Nexus 4 – despite all its power and popularity – comes with one major drawback: it doesn’t feature 4G LTE data coverage. With hundreds of 4G LTE hotspots found throughout North America and the world, 4G LTE coverage is a must-have for any modern smartphone.
Expect the Nexus 5 to feature 4G LTE coverage as well as other high-end specifications. And, like its predecessor, expect the Nexus 5 to include a comparatively cheap out-of-contract price – which is basically the Nexus’s most attractive selling feature.
And of course, Nexus fans can expect the Nexus 5 to include the latest version of Android’s operating system, which would most likely be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
2) Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung’s most popular smartphones take the top 2 spots on our list. Although the Note 2 was just released, the Note 3 should also be released sometime towards late 2013. Few details are known or even suspected about the newest member of the phablet family thus far, although Samsung will likely try to include a larger screen that matches the HD resolution of the S4. The Note 3 is rumored to feature a massive 6.3-inch display, which would make it just .7 inches smaller than many lower-end tablets.
1) Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most popular Android smartphone of all time, so it makes sense that its successor, the S4, takes top spot on our list. We’ve talked about the S4 before here and here, and every rumor we’ve heard so far gets us more excited.
Rumored Galaxy S4 features include:
-Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie operating system
-5 inch AMOLED screen with 1920×1080 resolution (that’s full HD)
-441 pixels-per-inch (ppi)
-Quad core processor
–Some rumors state that the S4’s screen will be “unbreakable” because it will be made out of a new flexible plastic material. Bendy phones anyone?
So yes, you can expect the Galaxy S to be one of the world’s most powerful and amazing smartphones for another year in a row. Although release date details remain hazy, many rumors point towards the S4 having an earlier release than the S3, which was released in April 2012. Look for the S4 around March 2013.