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Five Upcoming Android Smartphones – Features, Price Revealed

Written on August 16, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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GADG collected some of the best Android handsets that will be available this year.

Are you still in search for the best handsets in the market? Take a look at the short list below, and discover the new mobile phones that are slated to hit the shelves this year. This rundown also reveals most of the phone’s features and price, helping you decide which handset to purchase.

Grid4 Smartphone

Slated to be released in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Grid 4 is an Android phone produced by Fusion Garage. The upcoming handset is said to have the GridOS — a new mobile operating system which promises to provide an interactive experience to users.

Features:
4-inch (800×480) display
1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor
512MB RAM
16GB internal storage
5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
0.3-megapixel front facing camera
GPS
Bluetooth
WiFi
1300mAh battery
Micro USB connector
Slots for micro SIM card and microSD card

Price: $399 (without contract)

The Revolution 2, a new Android smartphone to replace LG’s Revolution, will be hitting the shelves on October 20, 2011. It is expected to be equipped with the Android 2.3.4 operating system and Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

Features:
4.3-inch 720p HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
1.5GHz dual-core processor
1GB RAM
16GB internal storage
8-megapixel rear camera
2MP front-facing camera

Price: To be Announced

Xperia Ray SO-03C

The Xperia Ray SO-03C is a Touch Bar phone which will be launched by Japan-based NTT DoCoMo on August 27, 2011. The handset will be likely to highlight some advanced features, including the Google Android 2.3 OS and a 3.3-inch touch screen Reality Display utilizing the Mobile BRAVIA Engine.

Features:
8.1MP camera with face-detection and AutoFocus
xLOUD audio system
POBox Touch 4.3 Text Input System
3.3-inches (480×854) display
2GB MicroSD memory card
32GB MicroSDHC memory card
Available in Pink, White, and Gold colors

Price: To be Announced

Acer

Acer’s newest smartphone, the Iconia Smart, is slated to be released sometime in September 2011. Introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2011 event in Barcelona, the handset will be running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS.

Features:
4.8-inch (1024 x 480) Touchscreen Display
1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera,
512MB RAM
8GB internal storage,
MicroSD card slot (expandable up to 32GB)
Accelerometer sensor
720p HD video recording support
WiFi
Bluetooth
HDMI

Price: 499 Euro or about $700

Samsung has finally unveiled their newest installment into the Galaxy series, the Galaxy Xcover. Set to be released on October 2011 in Germany, this smartphone is dust-proof, dirt-proof, and can be sunk in water for up to 30 minutes.

Features:
Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
3.6-inch display
HSDPA 7.2Mbps
Wi-Fi
3.2MP camera with LED flash
150 MB storage
512 MB RAM

Price: To be Announced


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