Huawei Ascend Mate
We will start this discussion by considering a Smartphone released by Huawei. The Huawei Ascend Mate expected to arrive in 2013 features a 6.1 display. The quad-core processor integrated into the mobile phone features a clock speed of 1.5GHz. The 4050 mAh battery included with the phone will power the device for extended periods. Weighing just 198gms, the Huawei Ascend Mate features an IPS + LCD touch screen. The Dolby Mobile Enhancement integrated into the phone will enable you to listen to video and audio files with much better clarity levels. The phone runs on Android OS, v4.1. The primary camera included with the phone will allow you to record HD videos at 30 fps.
ZTE Grand S
The second phone that has got our attention is the ZTE Grand S. According to industry sources, ZTE has tagged this flagship product as the current leader of the products yet to be released in 2013. The 5.0-inch screen along with access to high-speed data access networks such as LTE makes it a joy to use the device especially for online applications. This phone features Android OS v4.1 and a quad-core processor that is clocked to run at 1.7 GHz. A slight hiccup that many people will not like is the presence of a non-removable battery with the phone. You will have to get in touch with the official sources in order to get a battery replacement; this is usually a turn off for many people.
Sony has brushed up its Xperia series with the expected release of the Xperia Z. The phone is resistant to dust and water. Studies conducted on the waterproof nature of the phone indicated that the device could withstand the water for 30 minutes when kept at a depth of one meter. The phone comes with ample connectivity option in the form of HSDPA, LTE and HSUPA. Although the device will come with Android OS v4.1.2, a planned upgrade to Android OS v4.2 is on the cards according to official sources. This phone too will feature a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor that can handle most Smartphone-related tasks with ease.
Huawei Ascend W1
Windows 8 mobile operating system already has its share of followers in the desktop space. The Huawei Ascend W1 is the first phone to be released by the company to feature the same operating system. The device will feature a 4.0-inch display screen along with a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU.
Alcatel One Touch Ultra
Alcatel One Touch Ultra is yet a flagship product released by the company and it will come with a 4.65-inch display screen. The scratch-resistant glass included with this Smartphone can reproduce 16M colors with all its glory! There is no provision to insert a separate memory card on the phone. The phone will use Android OS, v4.1 and will feature a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. A lithium ion based 1820 mAh battery is also provided with the phone.
The Lenovo K900 is another Smartphone that is slated for a 2013 release. The device will feature an IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, which can reproduce 16M colors. The screen size is 5.5 inches; protection to the screen is offered thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The Smartphone will run on Android OS, v4.2 out of the box. Not much information is available about the capacity of the battery included with the K900. The Smartphone will come with an Intel Z2580 chipset. The default CPU offered along with the phone is a 1.8 GHz dual-core system. The GPU included with the phone is PowerVR SGX544.
Huawei Ascend D2
Once again, Huawei appears to be doing well with the introduction of yet another exciting product in 2013. The Huawei Ascend D2 will be resistant to dust and water. The IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen to be featured on the Smartphone has a size of 5.0 inches. The default operating system of the phone will be Android OS, v4.1. As with many other similar offers from the same company, the Ascend D2 will come with a Huawei K3V2 chipset. The CPU included is clocked at 1.5GHz. The lithium ion battery of the Smartphone has a capacity of 3000 mAh. The official sources indicate that the standby time of the phone is around 144 hours.
Samsung ATIV Odyssey I930
The Samsung ATIV Odyssey I930 featured for a 2013 release will come with provisions to use both CDMA and GSM technologies within the same device. This Smartphone will be helpful for those who spend a lot of time roaming across continents for business purposes. At just 125gms, the device includes a 4.0-inch screen. Unlike the peers that we have already reviewed, this phone will feature Windows 8 operating system for mobile phones. The dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU and the accelerometer sensors featured on the phone will make it blissful to spend time using the phone. Strangely enough, the device does not feature a radio; the manufacturers ask the owners to rely on internet radio systems.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Let us focus on some Smartphones that are already released but are waiting to make their mark in the year 2013. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus tops the list and is one of the best Smartphones around. Despite being released much earlier than the phones that we reviewed previously, the Nexus has managed to carve a niche of its own within the Smartphone segment.
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX is yet another Smartphone to feature both CDMA and GSM technologies intended for that smart business traveler who traverses across continents. The device features Super AMOLED advanced capacitive touchscreen with a screen size of 4.3 inches. Although the original device was available with android 2.3.6 operating system, it is upgradable to the latest iteration of the same operating system.
Smartphones have a definite purpose and come with various kinds of advanced features included in them. Please do your share of homework before investing on these devices. As always, do keep us updated with your findings and experiences.Google+