The coming year, 2013, promises to be exciting times for the smartphone marker as innovations of hardware components and advance software features for smartphones are rolled out. Flexi phones, rolling screen, wireless control over drones, cars, and security cameras are what consumers should expect for the next 12 months in the mobile industry.
Several manufacturing brands are developing flexi or bending phones, including LG. Google Nexus 4 was given more praises than criticism and features the Photo Sphere technology. ZTE and Samsung are both racing which one will release the first Octo-core processor-supported smartphone.
Google Nexus 5
The Nexus 4 was just released only in October and fans are already looking for more in the future of Nexus 5.
The trend of Nexus devices began from HTC with the Nexus One back in 2010. Then it was followed by the Nexus S and then Galaxy Nexus, and in 2011, the tempting Nexus 4.
So what are the fans expecting from Nexus 5?
4.7" screen display with 768x1280 resolution and True HD IPS Technology
Higher resolution up to 1920x1080 screen display
Release date: November 2012
Same month next year
Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core
Should be the same with LG Optimus G2, 2GHz quad-core
No SD card support with up 8GB to limited models
First Nexus to have SD card support or higher internal memory
8MP rear camera
12MP rear camera like most Sony Xperia units
No LTE feature
Hopefully, LTE network ready
Google Nexus 4 followers are expecting some changes to the designs of Nexus 5, something that would set new standards in Nexus model designs.
LG Optimus G2 with Full HD
Rumours are fast spreading about the upcoming LG smartphone called Optimus G2 with speculated 5.5 inches of screen display and Full HD 1080p. Having 5.5 inches of screen display means it would be a phablet-size device on its own and will definitely cross paths with the technology of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Galaxy Note 2 has a sizeable 5.5 inches of screen display and S-Pen which definitely are something to look out for Optimus G2.
Other speculations about LG Optimus G2 include the device would feature a quad-core processor of Snapdragon S4 type, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and 3rd generation LTE radio.
Other expectations include carrying over a technology from the previous models such as Zerogap Touch and better battery life and signal radio.
Samsung Galaxy S4 in April 2013?
Rumours have spread again about Samsung's new Galaxy S flagship, the Galaxy S4, speculated to be released five months from now.
The buzz is that the device would feature an unbreakable screen display. The flagship mobile device will favour a plastic-made cover which makes the screen virtually impossible to break.
Other rumoured features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 include 4.99 inches of 1080 HD screen display with pixel density of 441ppi and it will carry an octo-core processor.
Sony Flagship Smartphone
Another flagship mobile phone that has leaked is the Sony Yuga. The Sony Yuga is speculated to sport 1920x1080 full HD screen display, run on Android 4.1.1 JellyBean, and feature 12MP camera with strong photographic calibre, 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, equally powerful to Galaxy Note 2 and Google Nexus 4.
Sony is also researching and developing rollable screens, and hopefully these screen types can deliver BRAVIA engine as well. If Sony includes both technologies, that will be a surprise.
ZTE to have Flagship too
ZTE Apache is expected to be released next year with octo-core processors, racing with Samsung's version of the same processor type. Leaks said that ZTE will release the carrier flagship mobile phone and call it Nubia Z5.
Nubia Z5 will feature 1.5GHz quad-core processor Snapdragon S4, 5 inches of 1080p screen display, 2GB of RAM, and 13MP rear-facing camera. The chassis has 7.6mm profile which makes it thin, unibody construction, and dual rear speakers.
ZTE Nubia Z5 is expected to land in China next week.