Let’s face it, 2012 was not a bad year for smartphones. We have seen amazing smartphones flooding the market, smartphones like iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X. All the current signs point out that the next year will be even better. Cell phone manufacturers are already preparing those devices that we like so much: the best cell phones of 2013.
will the Samsung Galaxy S4 be released?“. Well, the answer to that is probably first trimester of 2013. Rumors state that it will feature a quad-core chip, a 5” display and a 13 megapixel camera. That’s good enough for me. S4 is expected to be released in April or May 2013.
The main competitor of Samsung is without a doubt Apple’s iPhone 5. With this cell phone, Apple acknowledged that the consumer is not satisfied with a small display, and everyone wants a bigger phone. With all these in mind, they didn’t forget that a phone is not a tablet, and you still need to be able to use it with just one hand. So, starting from this idea, they have created the iPhone 5, probably the best smartphone of 2012. It’s lightweight, it’s really fast and it looks like a piece of jewelry in everyone’s hand. But, as always, Apple’s fans need more. In 2013, Apple will release the next generation of iPhone. We don’t know if the next iPhone will be called iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, but we can speculate about its features: finger print scanning technology, a 12 megapixel camera, a slicker design and even more power. In the mean time, Apple already announced the iOS 7 as the next installment of their operating system for mobiles and tablets. According to SciNotions, there are at least 10 cool features that make it better than iOS 6, so we can expect further great things from Apple. The iOS 7 will be released in the last quarter of the year. Also, in 2013, Samsung will release the first flexible smartphone ever. That’s something worth waiting for… right?
Of course, I’m still waiting for a smartphone that will allow me to record music at high standards, maybe one that will actually have support for a condenser microphone or audio interfaces. But maybe I’m thinking to far ahead of my time.