Every year brings a new roster of amazing phones, and 2012 is sure to be no different. Between quad-core processors and HD screens, the hardware in 2012′s devices will be more incredible than ever. Plus, with the introduction of the latest mobile broadband networks, the phones being released in 2012 will be faster than ever. Here are the ten most anticipated Android phones of 2012.
HTC Ville -Â Exp. release 2012, Q2
The Ville looks like it might be HTC’s first flagship phone for 2012. With a dual-core processor, Android 4.0 and Beats by Dre audio, the phone looks solid. It also features HTC clasic curved build, but includes touches of soft metal. The included 8MP camera is expected to rival some point-and-shoot cameras.
HTC Edge -Â Exp. release 2012, Q2
The HTC Edge is expected to be among the first HTC phones running Android 4.0, and will sport an extra large 4.7″ display. Continuing in the same vein as other recent HTC devices, the Edge will likely include Beats by Dre integration. The Edge is expected to release in the second quarter of 2012.
Motorola Bullet -Â Exp. release 2012, Q1
The Bullet’s specs, along with some images of the device, leaked recently and it’s definitely a phone to keep an eye on. It’s expected to sport a quad-core Tegra 3 chip, as well as a 12MP camera with an improved image sensor.
Motorola Jet – Exp. release Early 2012
The Jet is similar to the Droid 4, as it is a next-gen phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. The phone has similar specs to the Bullet, with the same Tegra 3 processor and 12MP camera. The device also includes an NFC chip and 1.5 GB of RAM.
Sony Xperia S
At CES 2012, the Xperia S was one of the phones that came out of nowhere to steal the show. While it doesn’t feature the Tegra 3 chip seen in some of the upcoming Motorola devices, it does hit the nail on the head in a few other areas. The Xperia S packs 32 GB of storage and a 12MP camera. On top of that, it also features an HDMI port and 4.3″ display.
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Samsung Galaxy S III -Â Exp. release 2012, Q2
After the phenomenal reception of the Galaxy S II, there was no way Samsung wouldn’t release a followup. The S III is rumored to be even larger than its predecessor with a 4.6″ screen. It’s also expected to be even thinner, with improvements in other areas such as the 4G chip for mobile broadband access. The phone hasn’t been officially announced yet, but that doesn’t mean the whole world isn’t waiting for it.
Meizu isn’t a very well-known manufacturer in the US, but it has quite a following in China. After the MX releases, it might have a larger following in the States. The phone is expected to have a 1.5 GHz processor, as well os 16 GB of storage and an 8 MP camera. The phone features a custom Android skin that also makes it stand out.
LG’s transition to the Android world hasn’t been smooth, but the X3 might correct some of that. The X3 will be the company’s first quad-core device, and will follow the trend of other manufacturers by including a gigantic 4.7″ screen. Other features, such as Android 4.0, will make it a phone worth checking out.
LG Optimus 3D MAX
The 3D MAX is the successor to the original Optimus 3D. Specs such as a dual-core processor and 4.3″ screen are expected, but what’s really enticing is the improved build. The phone’s 3D effect is expected to be improved greatly, while the device has also slimmed down quite a bit from its predecessor.
Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia has a strong grasp on the worldwide smartphone market, and now it’s looking to capture more of the United States market. The Lumia 900 will debut on AT&T at $99, and features the sharp edges that define Nokia devices. While the Lumia 900 will be running Windows instead of Android, it’s still a phone to look forward to. Its combination of modern specs and low price point will make it an attractive choice for many smartphone shoppers.
It’s hard to tell which of these phones will end up being the best. A phone we haven’t even heard of yet may still turn out to be 2012′s groundbreaking phone. What’s clear, though, is that all of these phones will be great devices to have in 2012.