Love the latest and greatest technology? Does the newest tech toy make you dizzy with desire? If so, get ready to get woozy. Here’s a peek at what’s coming up in Android Phones this 2012!
LG Optimus 4X HD
Quad core. I’ll say it again in case you passed out. QUAD CORE. That’s right. Several phones are coming out with the super-speedy NVIDIA Tegra3 quad cores soon, and LG wants on the bandwagon. LG has had a shaky track record when it comes to smartphones, but they seem to be making up for it with this model. It’s going to be sleek, slim, and have a large 4.7 (1280 x720) HD screen. This is one of the larger screen sizes coming out. It also comes with Android 4.0 ICS, 16GB microSD storage, and, for you shutterbugs, 1.3MP front camera and 8MP rear camera.
Motorola Atrix 3
Also rumored to have the NVIDIA Tegra3 quad core is Motorola. We should see two models: The Motorola Jet and the Motorola Bullet. Both will feature the quad core CPU, up to 1.5GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB on-board storage, a new 12MP camera (keep breathing), 24-bit screen, and the fantastic 3300mAh battery. The main difference between the two will be the keyboard situation: the Jet will have a QWERTY keyboard and slightly smaller screen. If they come out as promised, both should have the top-of-the line cameras and HD video, so if you like taking photographs, keep your eye on these.
HTC One X
HTC certainly isn’t a household name, but they’re probably going to be the first ones to introduce the quad core smartphone. This one is going to be a feature-rich front-runner, with a large HD screen, 32GM on-board memory, 1GB RAM, and most likely will come with Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Yum. It’s also supposed to have a great 8MP camera with 28mm, f/2.2 lens. I can hear DSLR cameras everywhere staring to weep.
Huawei Ascend D Quad
Another relatively unknown name, Huawei is popular in parts of Europe and China, and looking to invade the U.S. market. They shouldn’t have much trouble succeeding. Their Ascend D Quad has the Tegra3 quad core, an 8MP camera, 16GM on-board memory, and will come out with Android 4.0 ICS. It’s supposed to have a very slim profile and qHD AMOLED 4.3 inch screen, so it’s going to look and feel amazing. It will only have a 2200mAh battery though, so it may find itself falling behind Motorola in long-term sales. Just a thought.
Last (but not necessarily least) on our quad-core list is the Meizu MX. There hasn’t been much press about the release, but we know it will have the Tegra3 quad core, at the very least a 8MP camera and HD video recorder, and come with Android 4.0 ICS installed. I guess we’ll have to see the rest when it launches – maybe there will be a nice surprise!