As we move into Q2 2012, the flagship models from each of the top smartphone manufacturers appear to be set already. If you’re waiting to upgrade to the next superphone then you will obviously be waiting for either the Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 5, Motorola Blade (DROID Fighter) or the HTC One X.
Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Motorola Blade: Biggest upgrades rumored to be quite similar
At the moment, it is difficult to tell which smartphone will be coupled with the best hardware as the rumor mill seems to suggest that they all have many similarities between one another. Let’s take a quick look.
All four smartphones are expected to get larger displays than their predecessors, measuring anywhere from 4.6″ to 4.8″. They will all feature 4G LTE and boast either dual-core or quad-core processors (recent tests showed that the new-generation of dual-core processors were as powerful if not more than the Tegra 3 quad-core we’ve seen so far). Next, they will all get camera upgrades, with both the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 expected to lead the pack with 12-megapixel shooters or stick with 8MP but with improved low-light sensors and software like the DROID Blade and HTC One X.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
So is there another flagship successor that we missed out on that would stand uncontested? Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Just like how the Samsung Galaxy Note isn’t stuck in a dogfight with the Samsung Galaxy S2, Motorola DROID RAZR, HTC EVO 3D and iPhone 4S thanks to the unique selling points it has carved out for itself (5.3-inch display and advanced stylus support); its successor will once again be able to do the same given that it should share most of the hardware upgrades the Galaxy S3 gets but still retain its ‘phablet’ title.
With over 5 million Samsung Galaxy Note units sold in just 5 months, you can bet there will be a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The only question is just how far along is it.
What do you have your eyes on? The Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, Motorola Blade, HTC One X or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Sound off in the comments below.