A range of smartphones are all set to flood the market in 2012. Launching smartphones and tablets is a never ending cycle as all major brands have lined up their releases by the end of this year. From Android to iOS to the latest Windows 8 operating system- the game is always evolving. While there is so much in the market, we have narrowed down our top picks to the best five, worth waiting for.

Apple iPhone 5 or the New iPhone

With 4-inch diagonal display, iPhone 5 might have a wider aspect ratio and a Retina qualifying 320 ppi pixel density. Compatible with 4G LTE, the phone might be based on faster I/O tech. iPhone 5 might have Apple’s newest mobile OS with Facebook integration, a Do Not Disturb mode, upgraded maps app, redesigned stores and iTunes apps, and a magical color-changing status bar.

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Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

Latest and cool, both the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 launched by Nokia yesterday will run on Windows 8 OS. Nokia Lumia 920 has a curved 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ screen, while Lumia 820 has polycarbonate unibody with 4.3-inch screen. Both are NFC enabled and have wireless charging. Lumia 920 has 8.7 megapixel rear PureView camera with HD video while Lumia 820 has 8 megapixel PureView branded camera. Both have 1GB RAM and work on dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU. The smartphones come in various color choices.


Samsung ATIV S

Sleek, smart, stylish, in fact a true beauty, Samsung ATIV S sports a 4.8-inch screen and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The device has NFC and Bluetooth with 1GB of onboard RAM. There is 8 MP rear and 1.9 MP front camera. The device offers 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. Powered by Microsoft’s Windows 8 Phone, this device is made for business and entertainment use. Other features include 2300mAh battery and color choices of Marble White or Titanium Gray.

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Blackberry 10

BlackBerry 10 will be based on QNX operating system. With a refreshing interface, BB10’s home screen will have four widgets (weather, calendar, music, and photos). There will also be phone, camera, and search buttons at screen’s bottom. With innovative predictive text capabilities, BB10 will offer one-hand typing. Users will just tap anywhere on screen to click pictures. The smartphone will be powered by 1.5 GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU and will have 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and 8-megapixel camera on board.

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Motorola Razr Phones

Motorola, under its new owner Google launched three smartphones under the Razr brand. The $99 Razr M will be in stores next week. The Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD will come later this year. The phones will have long battery life of up to 21 hours of talk time for the Maxx HD, or 10 hours of video streaming. All three phones will run on Google’s Android operating system. The phones will ship with an older version, Ice Cream Sandwich, and can be upgraded later to the latest one, Jelly Bean.

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