We are just few days away from this year’s Mobile World Congress. There’s lot of big names in mobile phone industry are expected to release their latest flagship android handset in Barcelona next week. Last year, we’ve already seen lot of dual-core Android handset. So, it is not too surprising if people are demand for quad-core Android handset with Google’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich this year. Here’s list of 10 most anticipated smartphone at MWC 2012
1. HTC One X
There’s no official words from HTC, but the One X is almost certain to make it’s first debut in Barcelona next week. This phone was identified for the first time as HTC Edge. Then we figured it out later that the device should be called as HTC Endeavor or HTC One X. This phone is expected to carry on a 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, alongside with 1GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. Sadly, latest rumor suggest that HTC One X won’t feature any microSD card slot. So, data expansion is not possible here.
In term of display, HTC One X is expected to sports a 4.7 inch screen withy 720p HD resolution. There’s also an 8.0 megapixels rear shutter and 1.3 megapixels web camera. The primary camera unit should be accompanied by LED flashlight and able to record 1080p HD video.
2. LG Optimus 4X HD
This android smartphone was surfaced to public for the first time as LG X3. According to company’s official statement, Optimus 4X HD will be packed with Nvidia Tegra 3 1.5GHz CPU and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. When it comes to display, LG Optimus 4X HD posses a 4.7 inch screen with True HD IPS technology. It should be able to provide you with maximum 720p HD resolution. There’s also a 8.0 MP rear shutter with LED flashlight and 1.3 MP web camera for video call purpose.LG Optimus 4X HD will carry on 16GB internal memory and rely on an 2,150mAh battery unit for it’s main power source.
3. Huawei Ascend D1 Q
Huawei announce that they will launch the new “Diamond” series handsets in the MWC 2012 and Ascend D1 Q is rumored to be part of that series.
This phone was spotted for the first time at the company’s chairman social network profile. According to his description, Ascend D1 Q is the smartest and fastes phone that available around.
There’s no technical details revealed yet, but Ascend D1 Q is reported to feature a dual-core processors that currently clocked at 1.5GHz.
4. LG Optimus 3D Max
In addition to their current 3D android smartphone lineup, LG will introduce the latest Optimus 3D Max. Users should be able to enjoy the 3D interface without using any additional 3D glasses.
The Optimus 3D Max is build based on it’s successful predecessor, the Optimus 3D. This new model will be packed with an useful app to convert an conventional 2D image/video to 3D format.
Talked about display, 3D Max will carry on 4.3 inch screen with 480 x 800 resolution. It will be powered by a dual-core processors that clocked at 1.2Ghz, alongside with a full gigabytye of RAM. Users should be able to take advantage from the Google Wallet, since this device is packed with NFC chip.
LG Optimus 3D Max will be shipped with Android 2.3 gingerbread, but LG will provide an Android 4.0 update soon after this device is officially released.
5. Sony Xperia P
Also known as Sony Xperia Nypon, this handset feature similar design formula to Xperia Arc S. Latest rumor suggest that it will be called as Sony Xperia P when it is finally start to penetrate the market.
Considered as mid-range android smartphone, Xperia P carry on 1GHz dual-core processors, 4.0 inch qHD screen, Android OS, and 8.0 megapixels rear shutter. According to the company’s leaked roadmap, Xperia P will be priced at £300.
6. HTC one S
The second phone from HTC that is also expected to make it’s first public appearance at MWC 2012 next week.
HTC One S will carry on 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. It will sports 4.3 inch qHD screen. If you’re interested to it’s camera unit, HTC One S posses a 8.0 megapixels camera that can be used to record a full HD quality video. Just like any other HTC products, this one will also packed with Beats Audio technology. HTC one S is also expected to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
7. Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
This phone is aimed to become the successor of the previous Samsung Galaxy Ace. There’s no pricing details revealed yet, but this mid-range phone should be priced around the same rate as it’s predecessors.
Talk about hardware specs, Galaxy Ace 2 should feature larger 3.8 inch screen with TFT display technology. It is more than enough to bring you with 480 x 800 pixels resolution image. This handset will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Deep under it’s hood, lies a 800MHz dual-core CPU and 768MB RAM.
On the rear side, Galaxy Ace 2 will feature a 5.0 megapixels camera with LED flashlight. You’ll be able to take a great 720p HD footage with this camera unit.
This handset is also posses 4GB internal data storage, but you can expand it up to 32GB using the available microSD card slot.
8. Nokia Lumia 610
Unlike it’s fellow Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 610 is considered as the “affordable” version of Lumia series from the Finnish company. Some rumors suggest that Lumia 610 will work under Windows Phone Tango platform. It is the name of Microsoft’s latest mobile platform that is specially dedicated to low-end handset and market.
9. HTC One V
One V was previously identified as HTC Primo. It is rumored to feature 1GHz dual-core processors, a full gigabyte of RAM, 3.7 inch display, 5.0 megapixels primary camera unit, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 UI. Users should be able to experience an excellent audio quality since One V is also expected to feature Beats Audio technology.
10. LG L-Style Range
LG is recently announce three new android handset that dubbed as LG Optimus L3 (3.2 inch screen), Optimus L5 (4.0 inch screen), and Optimus L7 (4.3 inch screen). According to company’s representative, this series will feature “Modern Square Style” design and “Floating Mass Technology. There’s no other details revealed yet, but we expect to see more from these android handsets when we visit LG’s MWC 2012 booth next week.