There has been a lot of fuss going on about the upcoming Android phones. The release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has provided a fertile ground for the developers to take a fresh new initiative in order to create something worthwhile. Although Jelly Bean is hardly there on any of the flaship devices yet but things are underway as we speak and we’ll be seeing the latest firmware on a lot of platforms in a month or so. Samsung Galaxy S III already got the test firmware few days back which was developed rather ‘unofficially‘. The official update is due for 29th so the S III users can get their hands on Jelly Bean before anybody else.
A lot has been going on since the release of S III. More and more companies have started manufacturing Android devices. We also got to know that even RIM once considered migrating to Android from their Blackberry OS. The vast variety of Android phones will surely be confusing a number of people whom are looking forward to shift to Google’s trump card. In order to resolve a bit of confusion, I thought of sharing some of the upcoming Samsung Android phones that are worth your money.
1. Samsung ‘Gogh’ SPH-L300
Samsung Gogh or the Samsung SPH-L300 rumored to be present in Now Network (Sprint’s official website) soon and it is one of the hottest upcoming Android phone. Images of Samsung Gogh got leaked on the internet which confirmed that the phone is in process and we’ll be seeing it pretty soon.
Samsung Gogh supported by Sprint 4G LTE. Equipped with a dual-core 1. 2GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 S4 is very strong. The phone also has a 4-inch screen, 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus display, 5MP camera, 1GB of RAM and OS Android 4.0.4.
Although it might be coming with the Icecream Sandwich OS, but Samsung will surely be releasing the 4.1 update as the phone looks powerful enough to support the latest firmware. The phone has a very simple and almost bland look to it. It also looks quite similar to some of HTC’s phones, such as the Desire.
2. Samsung Galaxy Reverb
Tired of the Galaxy series? well you should not as Virgin mobile has announced Samsung Galaxy Reverb to be available in September for only $250. Unless you want to spend big on some other Android 4.0 Icecream Sandwich device, the Galaxy Reverb might be your cheapest source to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, and a 4-inch WVGA screen.
Rounding out the Reverb’s specs are a 5-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel front imaging sensor and 4GB of internal memory. Unfortunately the device is limited to 3G data speeds, so don’t expect swift surfing unless connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The $250 price tag on a Samsung manufactured smartphone will surely be something new. You’ll be able to preorder the device on 29th of this month. The device will be available in September.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note II
I saved this one for the last. We all know the about the smartphone – tablet hybrid that took Samsung Android devices to whole new level. The Samsung Galaxy Note has been one of the strongholds of Samsung in the world of smartphones. It revamped the link between the smartphones and tablets that was always missing.
With the huge success of Galaxy Note, Samsung finally decided to bring out its successor, the Galaxy Note II. The announcement of Note II was not a surprise as many people did expect that Samsung might be bringing out a high level device of their own in order to tackle the sales of the upcoming iPhone 5.
Samsung is setting up the launch event this week for the device, only 14 days before the release of the new iPhone. According to the spec sheet, the Galaxy Note II, which is listed as the GT-N7100 (the original was the GT-N7000) will feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280x720p resolution, a Exynos 4412 quad-core processor, an 8MP rear camera, 16GB and 32GB storage options, and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The sheet also seems to suggest 3G and 4G LTE connectivity and a 16:9 aspect ratio for the screen.
This is one of the most highly anticipated device this fall, so prepare yourself to take your hands on the new Galaxy Note.
I’ll be writing more about the upcoming Android phones as the list is just getting started. Be sure to subscribe to my blog and if you like this article consider leaving a comment or two.